Jane Mullett has a history of working within groups that are responding to issues of importance to the community. Currently, she is working on climate change adaptation as a research fellow within the Climate Change Adaptation Program, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University. Prior to this, she was a research assistant for the Nautilus Institute of Security and Sustainability (Melbourne office). Her earlier work within the performing arts was part of a response to the social issues of the time. She was a leader in the revitalisation of circus within contemporary culture. She is committed to multi-disciplinary approaches to global problems. Current research activity concentrates on the adaptation of critical infrastructure to a changing climate.
2008 – Current:
- Research Fellow, Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP), Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, Australia
- Research Manager, Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP), Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, Australia
2005 – 2008:
- Research Assistant, Nautilus Institute of Security and Sustainability, RMIT University node
- Editor, Austral Peace and Security Net (APSNet)
- Doctoral candidate, Theatre and Drama Department, Latrobe University, Australia. Thesis title: “Circus alternatives: the rise of new circus in Australia, the United States, Canada and France“.
- Research Assistant, Theatre and Drama Department, Latrobe University, Australia
1999 – 2002:
- Cultural programmer, City of Melbourne
- Freelance arts work
1994 – 1998:
- Project manager, establishment of the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), Swinburne University, Australia
1987 – 1993:
- Director of training, Flying Fruit Fly Circus (FFFC) Albury, Australia
- Head of OH&S and Head Rigger, FFFC
1978 – 1986:
- Performer, Circus Australia Ltd (Circus Oz)
Mullett, J. D. McEvoy & H. Schmidt (2011) Online decision support toolkit for climate resilient seaports, AP35 Australian National Data Service (ANDS)
Carlin, D. & J. Mullett (2009 & 2008) Circus Oz Living Archive, Geoplaced Knowledge Stream of Enquiry, Design Research Institute (RMIT)
Journal papers, book chapters
Mullett, J., D.McEvoy, F.Roddick (under review) The impact of climate-related extreme events on water management systems in K. Fukushi (ed), Vulnerability and Resilience of Water Systems under Global Extremes Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries
McEvoy, D. and J. Mullett (2013) Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate: research synthesis and implications for policy and practice, Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast.
McEvoy, D, J. Mullett, S. Millin, H. Scott and A. Trundle (2013) Understanding future risks to ports in Australia, Enhancing the resilience ofseaports to a changing climate report series, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast.
Scott, H., D. McEvoy, P. Chhetri, F. Basic and J. Mullett (2013) Climate change adaptation guidelines for ports, Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast.
Cairns, G., I. Ahmed, J. Mullett, G. Wright (2012) Scenario method and stakeholder engagement: Critical reflections on a climate change scenario case study, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
McEvoy, D., I. Ahmed & J. Mullett (online May 2012). The impact of the 2009 heatwave on Melbourne’s critical infrastructure, Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability Vol 17. Issue 8 (783-796) DOI:10.1080/13549839.2012.678320
Mullett, J. (2011) Imagining the Future: Fear is not a pretty sight in L. Williams (curator) 2112: Imagining the Future ISBN 978-0-9807710-2-2
McEvoy, D., I. Ahmed and J. Mullett (2010) “The impact of the 2009 heatwave on critical infrastructure” in (J. Reeves) Impacts and adaptation response of infrastructure and communities to heatwaves: the southern Australian experience of 2009, report for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia
McEvoy D. & J. Mullett (2010) Perspectives on Climate Change Adaptation Policy “Down Under”: A Change of Course for Australia? in UGEC Viewpoints: http://www.ugec.org/docs/UGECViewMarch2010.pdf
Diamond, J., P. Hayes, J. Mullett, F. Roddick and T. Savage (2009) The Gathering Storm: Will Asia Pacific Cities Adapt to Climate Change? Nautilus Institute and the Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/publications/v.php?id=11557
Winston Churchill Fellow.