DR Sara Bice

DR Sara Bice


  • Explores corporate-community-government interactions to inform long-term decision-making, risk management and stakeholder engagement. (corporate social responsibility, sustainability, governance, public policy, mining, energy, community engagement, sustainability report)



  • Sara Bice is a social scientist and Director of Research Translation for the Melbourne School of Government. In 2016, she was named one of four inaugural Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Research Fellows. She is President-Elect of the International Association for Impact Assessment and serves as a civil society representative on Australia’s first multi-stakeholder group for the implementation of the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative. She’s spent much of her career working with communities, corporations and government affected by mining, oil and gas projects to reduce social impacts and improve policy outcomes. Her book Responsible Mining is available from Routledge. PLEASE NOTE: These pages are centrally controlled and infrequently updated. For up-to-date research and publication details, please visit: https://thesustainablesensibility.wordpress.com/about/   


Member of

  • International Association for Impact Assessment. Co-Chair, Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management Section 2011 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • GradCert, Melbourne Business School 2012
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2012
  • MA, University of Melbourne 2003
  • BA(Hons), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2001

Awards and honors

  • Best Paper Award, PRMA Conference, with Helen Sullivan and Angela Merriam, Public Management Research Association, 2014



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Students interested in issues of corporate-community-government interaction in relation to corporate social responsibility, governance and sustainability. Particular interests in mining and extractive industry sectors, organisational sociology, voluntary regulation and public participation.