Dr Belinda Wade

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Dr Belinda Wade is an adjunct Associate Professor within the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Discipline of the University of Queensland Business School.

Belinda maintains an active research presence which examines organisational adaptation to sustainability issues with a key focus on decarbonisation and transitions under climate change challenges. Recent research has highlighted decarbonising actions taken within contrasting Australian industry sectors, the dynamic capabilities which can promote greater adaptation to market changes, and, potential for circular principles to be applied develop new business models. Belinda's current major projects include collaborations with Princeton University under the Rapid Switch initiative (focus on decarbonisation) and under the Future Fuels CRC (hydrogen adoption).

Belinda’s research is driven by industry problems and she actively publishes results in industry reports and popular media to extend the reach of her research, in addition to academic publications (recent works in Journal of Business Ethics and Nature Climate Change). Belinda has been the lead author on two industry reports Australia’s evolving energy future: preparing business through systems modelling, organisational capabilities and stable energy policy and the report Circular Economy and the Water Sector of South East Queensland which publishes the initial results from an industry linked project led by Belinda with a team of researchers from the University of Queensland Business School and the University of Exeter Centre for Circular Economy. Belinda is a regular editorial columnist with articles in Entrepreneur Magazine (online), SmartCompany, and The UK Newspaper, and has been featured in ABC Radio National’s Future Tense program and Nine News.

In addition to her adjunct position at UQ Belinda is Principal Sustainability and Climate Change in Aurecon. Through her career Belinda has worked extensively within industry and academia including within major energy providers, as well as in consulting and academic positions with the University of Queensland where she established and led the Business Sustainability Initiative.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, The University of Queensland


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