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Centre for Sustainable Development

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Carron Blom


Carron Blom has 20 years of postgraduate experience in environmental engineering and sciences.  She holds a BSc (Chemistry and Zoology) and an MSc (Environmental Science and Zoology) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  She is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand, and Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Water New Zealand, and the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand.  In 2010, Carron was appointed as a Deputy Environment Commissioner to the Environment Court of New Zealand, and has her own specialist consultancy in sustainable management and development strategies. 

Her experience is focussed around the leadership of multidisciplinary teams responsible for the assessment, consenting, and delivery of a range of major infrastructure.  This experience includes senior management or review roles in a number of billion dollar projects in New Zealand and Australia.  Her expertise also extends to industrial and manufacturing applications, and across a range of disciplines. 

Carron started her PhD in 2013 to further explore sustainability issues and opportunities in the systemic complexity of infrastructure and the aligned engineering processes and organisational frameworks that cocoon this.  The research is aimed at exploring the role this plays in shaping the sustainability of development and developing heuristic strategies to enhance the outcomes achieved.  In so doing it is expected that the research will explore the entropic nature of engineering frameworks, and that it will interface with trans-disciplinary matters such as complexity and resilience.

Carron is a member of Lucy Cavendish College.  Email: