Dr Steven Cork

Dr Steven Cork

Steven Cork has been a research ecologist for 25 years and a futurist specialising in relationships between the environment and human health and well being for the past 10 years. He has extensive experience working in and with government policy agencies in Australian and internationally. He is a fellow of Australia21, a private organisation encouraging dialogue among leading thinkers about Australia’s possible futures. He has recently completed two projects exploring the resilience of Australia and its people to a range of potential future challenges.

Recent work includes:

  • Leader of CSIRO’s Ecosystem Service Project (1999-2002)
  • Development of CSIRO’s response to Australia’s science priorities (2002)
  • Manager of the Future Landscape Program at Land & Water Australia (2002-2004)
  • Leader of the Scenarios Writing Team, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2002-05)
  • Global Trends Analysis of Food Safety and Quality Systems for the Australian Food
  • Industry (2006-2007)
  • Australian Joint Agencies Scanning Network (2005-present)
  • Futures thinking training for Intellectual Property Australia (2004-2007)
  • Assistant Director Coastal Policy Section and Forest Policy Section, Australian
  • Government Department of the Environment and Water Resources (2005-2007)