Celeste Young

About
Celeste Young

Celeste Young is Collaborative Research Fellow at Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies. She is a sustainability/climate change professional who works as a communication and operational specialist with a particular interest in innovation and the use of creative and business processes.

Her primary work focus is with trans-disciplinary projects across diverse stakeholders to build a greater understanding and capacity. She has worked for organisations such BAE Systems, the Western Alliance For Greenhouse Action (WAGA), the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) and most recently, Victoria University as a Research Manager and Researcher with the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) project 'Valuing Adaptation Under Rapid Change'.

Celeste has developed a number of strategies and plans related to sustainability and Climate Change for organisations including RMIT University, VCCCAR, WAGA, Envirogroup and Victoria University. She has also developed a number of programs relating to the communication of climate change and implementation of actions. Her program Smart Sustainable Secure received a BAE Recognition Achievement Award and her innovation learning program, Council Connections was recently featured in the Victorian State Adaptation Plan.

Her communication framework which was presented in poster form at the NCCARF Conference 2012, Adaptation in Action and won the best overall poster prize. This framework was based upon successful communication processes across industry, the arts, not for profit organisations, government sectors and research bodies. It is currently used by researchers and practitioners in the adaptation sector globally and has been translated into Spanish. Her particular research interests are: Innovation, communication and implementation in the area of sustainability and climate change.

She has experience working in diverse sectors such as government (all levels), research, community, arts and industry sectors and has extensive networks as a result. Celeste has a particular interest in the Western Region of Melbourne where she has lived for the last 18 years.

Project leadership

This new study, which began in July 2017, will focus on understanding what effective diversity and inclusion is and how this can be measured. This will be achieved through identifying where effective diversity and inclusion is occurring within organisations, the characteristic of this and how it can be implemented and measured at an organisational level. This will be examined from community, organisational and economic perspectives.
Research team:
Diversity and inclusion: Building strength and capability
18 Sep 2018
The context in which Emergency Management Organisations (EMOs) work is changing due to social,...
Introducing the risk ownership framework for emergency management policy and practice
30 Jun 2017
This project aims to develop a framework for understanding the ownership of risks from bushfires...
Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability
29 Jun 2017
People are one of the most important resources for an organisation. Who is employed and why, and...
Roger Jones Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
The project has moved its focus from spatial mapping towards insitutional mapping to support...
Communicating Dynamic Risk in a Connected World; Perceptions and Possibilities
18 Aug 2015
Bushfires and natural hazards are a dynamic risk where risk levels are unpredictable and more...

Resources credited

Type Released Title Download Key Topics
Presentation-Slideshow 09 Jul 2019 The Risk ownership Framework for Emergency Management Policy and Practice PDF icon Save (4.57 MB) communities, emergency management, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Jun 2019 Why risk ownership is important PDF icon Save (1.43 MB) diversity and inclusion, economics, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 08 May 2019 Diversity and inclusion: Building strength and capability RAF May 2019 PDF icon Save (835.25 KB) capability, diversity and inclusion
HazardNoteEdition 26 Apr 2019 Making diversity and inclusion the new normal in emergency services PDF icon Save (133.57 KB) capability, diversity and inclusion, emergency management
Presentation-Audio-Video 24 Jan 2019 Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capacity File Save (0 bytes) capability, diversity and inclusion
Presentation-Slideshow 19 Sep 2018 Working from the inside out to improve utilization of research in decision making PDF icon Save (1.74 MB) capability, diversity and inclusion
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Sep 2018 Diversity and inclusion: Building strength and capability PDF icon Save (2.18 MB) diversity and inclusion, emergency management, multi-hazard
Presentation-Audio-Video 07 Sep 2018 AFAC18 - Continuing the conversation: Changing the emergency management sector for the better File Save (0 bytes) diversity and inclusion, organisational
Presentation-Slideshow 16 Apr 2018 Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability PDF icon Save (1.72 MB) diversity and inclusion, organisational, resilience
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Sep 2017 The uncomfortable conversation: understanding value through risk ownership PDF icon Save (4.42 MB) economics, multi-hazard, vulnerability
HazardNoteEdition 30 Aug 2017 Understanding what risk is yours - and what to do about it PDF icon Save (394.66 KB) decision making, policy, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Jul 2017 Lightning presentation: diversity and inclusion PDF icon Save (1.61 MB) diversity and inclusion, organisational, resilience
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Jul 2017 Understanding the value and challenges of risk mitigation PDF icon Save (4.17 MB) economics, mitigation, resilience
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Apr 2017 Diversity: Building Strength and Capability PDF icon Save (569.1 KB) diversity and inclusion, organisational, resilience
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Apr 2017 Mapping and Understanding Natural Hazard Vulnerability at the Institutional Scale PDF icon Save (1 MB) economics, multi-hazard, vulnerability
HazardNoteEdition 15 Dec 2016 What can economics offer emergency services? PDF icon Save (891.78 KB) decision making, economics, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 30 Aug 2016 Owning the future: risk ownership and strategic decision-making for natural hazards - Celeste Young PDF icon Save (2.86 MB) multi-hazard, risk analysis, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 17 May 2016 Mapping and understanding bushfire and natural hazard vulnerability and risks at the institutional scale PDF icon Save (2.81 MB) multi-hazard, risk analysis, vulnerability
Presentation-Slideshow 11 Sep 2015 Risk ownership of natural hazards: Across systems and across values PDF icon Save (334.97 KB) multi-hazard, risk management

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