Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel
Cle-Anne Gabriel
  • PhD, Management (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • MEng, Material Flow Management / Environmental Engineering (Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
  • MSc, Environmental Policy and Administration (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
  • BSc, Environmental & Natural Resource Management, and Geography (University of the West Indies)
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Room 528, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

Cle-Anne is a Lecturer in Sustainability at the University of Queensland Business School. She is an internationally trained and experienced sustainability and development specialist. She has worked on projects and assignments funded by organisations such as Australian Aid (AusAID), the European Union (EU) and New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). She designed and delivered an Energy Baseline Study for the city of Dunedin in New Zealand and provided policy advice on the city’s Energy Plan and the lead-up to its accession to the international Compact of Mayors. She designed and delivered research programmes for the Japanese Ministry for Environment, comparing German and Japanese renewable energy policies, and understanding the electricity import and export balance situation and grid expansion policies of German transmission system operators. She also worked on the review of Australian Aid’s Lighting Vanuatu programme, which involved an evaluation of the business models used to supply solar lighting to households in the remote islands of Vanuatu. Cle-Anne has a strong research consulting and evaluation track record, previously working on EU projects such as ZECOS (Zero CO2e Emission Certification System - http://www.zecos.eu/) and SEMS (Sustainable Energy Management Systems - http://www.sems-project.eu/). Cle-Anne researches in the areas of sustainable energy and entrepreneurship, green business models and supply chains, and material flow management for sustainability decision-making.

Research interests

Business Models for Sustainability
Types and characteristics of sustainability business models, especially in developing and emerging economies
Business Strategy in Developing Countries
The institutional environment in developing and emerging economies
Industrial Ecology and Material Flow Management
Strategies for establishing and managing material and energy flows, interlinkages and interdependencies between industries
Renewable Energy
Renewable energy entrepreneurship and innovation


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  • International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
  • African Renewable Energy Alliance


Nov-16 - Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups and Small Business, ANZAM 2016 (Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management) Conference, ‘Best Stream Reviewer’

Major research grants

Title Agency Year Amount
University Teaching Development Grant Committee for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Otago 2017 $19,661
Commerce Research Grant Commerce Division of the University of Otago 2016 $5,995