• Social equity dimensions of decarbonisation
• Theories of social change and agency
• Energy transitions from a local focus
Sharni Goldman is a PhD scholar in the Resources, Environment and Development Program at the Crawford School of Public Policy. Her research interests centre on the intersection of social equity and environmental sustainability, particularly how social justice objectives can be advanced in the course of decarbonisation.
Sharni’s thesis project focuses on the increasingly prominent issue of a ‘just’ energy transition for coal communities in Australia. Specifically, it seeks to understand how social actors including community groups, environmental groups and labour unions attempt to shape the transition agenda at the local level, and the implications this has for justice. Theories of social agency, social change and power underpin the project’s approach.
Alongside her PhD candidature, Sharni works on research in the social and environmental determinants of health equity as a part-time Research Officer with the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the ANU. She has co-authored various policy-oriented and commissioned research reports in this role. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science with first class honours from the University of Newcastle, for which she received the Faculty of Health and Medicine Medal.
• Dr Rebecca Colvin, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
• Prof Sharon Friel, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU
• Dr Ashley Schram, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU
• Friel, S., Goldman, S., Townsend, B. and Schram, A. (2020) Australian COVID-19 policy responses: Good for health equity or a missed opportunity? Menzies Centre for Health Governance, ANU.
• Townsend, B., Friel, S. and Goldman, S. (2020) Promoting health equity: mixed scorecard for Australia’s policy response to COVID-19. Pearls and Irritations.
• Schram, A. and Goldman, S. (2020) Paradigm Shift: New ideas for a structural approach to NCD prevention. Comment on: How neoliberalism is shaping the supply of unhealthy commodities and what this means for NCD prevention. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 9(3), 124-27.
• Friel, S. and Goldman, S. (2019) Addressing the social and commercial determinants of healthy weight. Rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the Queensland Department of Health.
• Wolfenden, L., Goldman, S., Grady, A., Kingsland, M., Lee, H., Sutherland, R. et al. (2017) For community health workers receiving pre-service training, should the duration of training be shorter versus longer? (PICO 2). Final report to the World Health Organisation Guideline Development Group. Centre for Evidence Implementation.
• Wolfenden, L., Grady, A., Goldman, S., Kingsland, M., Lee, H., Babic, M., et al. (2017) For community health workers receiving pre-service training, should the curriculum address specific versus non-specific competencies? (PICO 3). Final report to the World Health Organisation Guideline Development Group. Centre for Evidence Implementation.
Scholarships and fellowships
Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarship