Otago Polytechnic

Head of Department

Barbara Emmitt
Central Campus Operations Leader Barbara.Emmitt@op.ac.nz

Lecturers

  Alexa Forbes
Lecturer Alexa.Forbes@op.ac.nz

Alexa Forbes works for the Centre for Sustainable Practice as a Sustainability Advisor and also serves as a Councillor on the Queenstown Lakes District Council. Previously she had a successful career in journalism, broadcasting and public relations. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice in 2012.A member of the Institute of Directors, Alexa works to drive future focused change through community organisations and governance structures. She brings communication skills and a broad understanding of organisational development to the programme.

Publications and Research

Henry, S. and Forbes, A. (2017) The development of the Centre for Sustainable Practice at Otago Polytechnic. Scope contemporary Research Topics, Learning and Teaching., Sustainable Practice, 4. www.thescopes.org

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Programme Managers / Coordinators / Professors

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  Steve Henry
Principal Lecturer Steve.Henry@op.ac.nz

Steve Henry is a specialist educator with over 20 years experience. As a Senior Advisor with The Natural Step, he has been working to embed sustainable practices into businesses and local government over the last 10 years.Steves approach focuses on enabling people and organisations to reconcile their true purpose with delivery in a sustainable future, and creating practical pathways from here to there. Steve has developed a number of practical and applied training approaches for sustainable practice, and over the past 10 years has enjoyed working with hundreds of people in many organisations to deliver and refine the method. Steve is currently the programme director at the Centre for Sustainable Practice and is based in Turangi.

Publications and Research

Henry, S. and Forbes, A. (2017) The development of the Centre for Sustainable Practice at Otago Polytechnic. Scope contemporary Research Topics, Learning and Teaching., Sustainable Practice, 4. www.thescopes.org

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Support Staff

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Jen Rodgers
Sustainable Practice Advisor Jen.Rodgers@op.ac.nz