Sara Bice is Professor and Foundation Director of the Institute for Infrastructure in Society at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, where she also serves as Head, Policy and Governance Program. She is Vice Chancellor’s Futures Scheme Senior Fellow for her work on The Next Generation Engagement program, Australia’s largest study into community engagement in infrastructure.
Sara’s research agenda is cross-cutting and deeply engaged with industry and government. Her research focuses on the intersection of corporations, communities and governments as they negotiate the impacts of major projects, with an aim to mitigate environmental and social risks and optimise potential benefits.
She is past President of the International Association for Impact Assessment, the world’s leading organisation for impact assessment practitioners, researchers and clients, representing almost 7,000 members in 120 different countries. Sara is Professor (Special International Guest) at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Sara is an award-winning author and teacher. In 2020, she was the recipient of the International Association for Impact Assessment Global ‘Individual’ Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession of Impact Assessment.