Mitzi Bolton is a PhD Student at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. She holds a BSc(Hons) from The University of Melbourne, and a Master of Commercial Law from Monash University. Mitzi is also a Senior Policy Officer at the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
Since joining the EPA in 2008, Mitzi has been heavily involved in the regulation of contaminated sites including, stakeholder engagement and strategy development for a third of EPAs 5 year plan, the drafting of state-wide policy reforms, and as the inaugural Principal Expert – Contaminated Environments. She is the Victorian Regulatory Representative for a range of national policy development programs, as well as to the Australasian industry association for the broader contaminated sites sector.
Mitzi is driven by universalism, and a desire to leave a world worth living in to future generations. In keeping with this, her research seeks to understand the barriers to the adoption of sustainable development principles in public decisions, and to identify potential ways to overcome them. Mitzi’s goal is that this research will help public entities to more consistently strike an optimal balance of social, economic, and environmental outcomes in their decision making.