Jason has 30 years of experience in working at the intersection of research, policy and practice in environmental planning and natural resources management.
He has coordinated national research programs on vegetation policy and delivered numerous consulting projects including a collaborative policy development and planning project on climate adaptation for National Capital region; reviewing the Australian Water Partnership for DFAT, developing an irrigation RD&E strategy for Tasmania, and scoping opportunities for energy and water optimisation for the NSW Farmers Association.
Jason has completed over 120 research and consulting projects. These include coordinating and evaluating national R&D programs. His work developing a strategic plan for RD&E in Tasmania was nominated by the OECD as “a public sector innovation of international significance” due to its use of participatory engagement methods. Jason has published widely and many of his reports, papers and presentations can be found at https://rmit.academia.edu/JasonAlexandra. Jason is an expert at facilitating multi stakeholder strategic planning processes.
Through participatory facilitation methods he builds shared understandings and consensus that enable successful ownership and adoption of project findings. Jason has delivered many multi-stakeholder strategic planning projects.
Recent projects include working on climate adaptation, living infrastructure and urban development for Canberra, an independent assessment of the Australian Water Partnership for DFAT; national weeds R&D planning; strategic R&D planning for Irrigation in Tasmania.
In 2018 he was engaged by CISS to facilitate the development National Weeds RD&E Investment Plan engaging researchers and managers from around Australia.