Jane Munday

BA (Psychology), MBA, GAICD, Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Executive Management, Certificates in social impact assessment (IAIA) and community engagement (IAP2)

PhD Candidate

Jane Munday moved to the Northern Territory in 1994 after working as a journalist on The Age newspaper in Melbourne and as Media Director for Victoria Police.

In the Territory, she worked in senior government communication and marketing positions for 10 years. She then ran her own strategic communication consultancy for 12 years, with offices in Darwin and Alice Springs, and continues to work part-time as a community engagement and social impact assessment practitioner with True North Strategic Communication.

Jane has qualifications in psychology, marketing, journalism, business management and public sector executive management. She has certificates in community engagement and social impact assessment and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In March, 2019 Jane was appointed to the Board of Territory Natural Resource Management. She is on the Attorney General's Community Benefits Fund, the Northern Territory committee of the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) and a national social impact assessment working group.

Jane started her PhD journey in February, 2017 and is researching models of social and cultural impact assessment that will deliver socially, culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable development in the context of the ‘Develop the North’ agenda.

PhD Project Title

Objective truths or subjective realities? – Social and cultural impact assessment of development in Northern Australia.

Research Interests

  • Community engagement (public participation) for major projects, policy and programs.
  • Social impact assessment.
  • Cultural impact assessment.
  • Development of the North that is socially, culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable.
  • Assessment models tailored to the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal people for development on their land.
  • Social licence to operate (or community acceptance of projects) as opposed to regulatory compliance.
  • The contribution of both social and natural sciences to risk and impact assessment and the concept of ‘regulatory - or cultural – capture’.
  • Democratic participation, deliberation and dialogue.
  • Values and issues-based approaches to impact assessment.
  • Communicating science.

Supervisors

Professor Rolf Gerritsen, Principal Supervisor (Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University)
Associate Professor Natasha Stacey (Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University)
Dr Beau Austin (Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University)

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Publications & Resources

Conference Paper

Munday, J. 2019. Evolution, revolution or reinventing the wheel: quality social impact assessment, paper presented at International Association for Impact Assessment, Brisbane, May. https://conferences.iaia.org/2019/edited-papers.php

Munday, J. 2019. The view from the Top (background paper), presented at Evolution or Revolution, International Association for Impact Assessment, Brisbane, May. https://conferences.iaia.org/2019/edited-papers.php

Munday, J. 2018. From 'stones and bones' to Songlines and Dreamings', paper presented at 'Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition',  International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban, South Africa, May. http://conferences.iaia.org/2018/final-papers.php

Munday, J. 2018. Participative justice: The 'sweet spot' where impact assessment and empowered community voices meet, paper presented at 'Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition',  International Association for Impact Assessment, Durban, South Africa, May. http://conferences.iaia.org/2018/final-papers.php

Munday, J. 2017. The injection myth: communicating science, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), 2017 Annual Conference, Wellington, 29 October – 1 November 2017 at www.eianz.org/document/item/4024.

Munday, J. 2017. What matters is more important than what counts: Qualitative approaches to social impact assessment. International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), International Conference, Montreal, Canada, 4-7 April 2017 at http://conferences.iaia.org/2017/final-papers/

Reports

Munday, J. 2017. Economic and Social Impact Assessment for Verdant Resources’ Ammaroo Phosphate Project, October 2017 at https://ntepa.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/456328/draft_eis_ammaroo_appendix_L_economic_social_impact_assessment.PDF.

Munday, J. 2017. The social and cultural impacts of seabed mining. Report to the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, October 2017

Jane Munday

Contacts

T: 0427 880 083
E: janemarianne.munday@cdu.edu.au

Darwin, NT

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