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Sally Wilson

PhD candidate, RE&D, Crawford School of Public Policy


Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide

Master of Climate Change, Australian National University

Contact details

Topic description

My PhD project investigates the mandatory use of household prepayment for electricity services in remote First Nations communities in Australia in the context of energy system transition and climate change. My supervisors are Associate Professor Rebecca Colvin (Crawford School), Dr Lee White (University of Sydney), Professor Quentin Grafton (Crawford School) and Dr Francis Markham (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research).


White, LV, Riley, B, Wilson, S, Markham, F, O’Neill, L, Klerck, M, & Davis, VN (2024). Geographies of regulatory disparity underlying Australia’s energy transition. Nature Energy, vol. 9(1), p. 92–105.

White, LV, Riley, B, Wilson, S, Markham, F, O’Neill, L, Klerck, M, & Davis, VN (2024). Regulatory disparities disadvantage remote Australian communities in energy transition. Nature Energy, 9(1), 14–15.

Riley, B, White, LV, Wilson, S, Klerck, M, Napaltjari-Davis, V, Quilty, S, Longden, T, Jupurrurla, NF & Harrington, M (2023). Disconnected during disruption: Energy insecurity of Indigenous Australian prepay customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy research & social science, vol. 99, p. 103049.

Riley, White, LV, Quilty, S, Longden, T, Frank-Jupurrurla, N, Morton Nabanunga, S, & Wilson, S (2023). Connected: rooftop solar, prepay and reducing energy insecurity in remote Australia. Australian Geographer, vol. 54(3), p. 325-346.

Scholarships and fellowships

Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarship

Employment history

I have 10 years’ prior experience as a lawyer. Most recently I have been working as part of an interdisciplinary research team at the ANU focusing on energy insecurity and related issues in the energy transition. I have existing and growing expertise in energy justice issues, particularly in the context of remote First Nations communities. In 2022, I was awarded the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific’s Garnaut Prize for highest achievement in the Master of Climate Change.

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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