Monica Oliphant, AO

2016 Senior South Australian of the Year South Australia

Monica Oliphant runs her own consultancy ‘Monica Oliphant Research Scientist’. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia, and a University Fellow at Charles Darwin University.

For 18 years, she worked for electricity utility ETSA as a research scientist and was President of the International Solar Energy Society in 2008-09.  Monica received an AO in 2015 in recognition of her work in renewable energy and was named 2016 Senior South Australian of the Year.

She has participated on a number of Australian federal and state government expert committees, and is currently evaluating the viability of a community-owned solar and energy efficiency project in conjunction with local government.

In 2015-16 she was a team leader of a multi-national group looking at the feasibility of establishing a UN University in renewable energy in China. She is also Patron of crowd-funding group CORENA (Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia).

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