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Researcher output profile for Dr Brian Coffey
Dr Brian Coffey is a Research Fellow within the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, and is currently investigating the uptake of science in coastal management, as part of a national project funded by the CSIRO.
Brian's expertise is in public policy, particularly the policy dimensions of sustainability and science-policy relations. He has published in a variety of public policy and environmental policy, planning, and management journals.
For his PhD Brian drew on the theory and methods of Critical Discourse Analysis to examine how the discourses of neoliberalism and ecological modernization influenced policy making in Victoria, Australia, and the effects this had for the way in which the challenge of sustainability was understood and subsequently responded to.
Prior to completing his PhD, Brian worked within the Victorian public sector for 17 years in a variety of environmental policy and planning roles.
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