Dr Cathy Oke



School /
Work Unit

School of Global, Urban & Social Studies

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City campus


College of Design and Social Context

Cathy Oke


  • 2003 PhD (Molecular Sciences), La Trobe University.
  • 1996 Bachelor of Science, Honours (Genetics), La Trobe University
  • 1995 Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology and Zoology), James Cook University

Industry experience

2008 – present; Councilor, Melbourne City Council

2009 – 2012 Chair, Board of Directors ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability Oceania

2009 – current; Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation – Environmental Grants Advisory Panel

2009- present; local government representative Victorian Roads Based Public Transport Advisory Council

2009 - present; World Mayors Council on Climate Change

2010 – present; Yarra Park Advisory Committee

2011 – present; Founding Board member Tipping Point Australia

2012 – present; Chair of Regional Executive Committee, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Oceania

2013 – present; Executive member, Metropolitan Transport Forum


Cathy is a research fellow with the Interdisciplinary conservation science research group at RMIT.

Cathy is currently working on a project Planning for green open space in urbanising landscapes.The Lower Hunter in NSW has been selected to participate in the sustainable regional development program, which is part of the Australian Government’s Sustainable Australia–Sustainable Communities strategy.