Dr Lynette Molyneaux

UQ Amplify Fellow

Centre for Policy Futures
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
+61 7 334 61003


Lynette is a University of Queensland Amplify Research Fellow.

Her research interests include climate, energy and industrial policy frameworks to facilitate adaptation to and resilience in a fast changing world.

Previously, an Advance Queensland Research Fellow, she considered the Queensland economy’s resilience to a global energy transition. As part of the Fellowship she created a Queensland Energy Database and a report on strategies to adapt to a global energy transition.

Lynette was a researcher with the Global Change Institute for several years including investigating the feasibility of using Galilee Basin coal for energy poverty reduction in India and how to deliver a competitive Australian power system by 2030. Prior to her work with the Global Change Institute Lynette researched alternative systems for carbon abatement with particular emphasis on incentives for investment in abatement technologies.

Before her academic pursuits, Lynette worked for many years in the Information Technology sector in a variety of roles including financial analysis, product management, relationship management, and financial management.


  • PhD - Resilience in energy systems, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Natural Resource Economics, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Molyneaux, Lynette and Sue, Keith (2021). Policy frameworks and institutions for decarbonisation: the energy sector as ‘litmus test’. Transitioning to a prosperous, resilient and carbon-free economy: a guide for decision makers. (pp. 7-37) edited by Kenneth G. H. Baldwin, Mark Howden, Michael H. Smith, Karen Hussey and Peter J. Dawson. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781316389553.003

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