I am an environmental scientists, with corporate experience in environmental management. I am interested in embedding 'good' science into business decisions through understanding how environmental issues factor into corporate decision-making. Over the last ten years, I have studied how environmental issues (impacts) materialise as financial risks and opportunities in the finance sector and in the last few years I have looked at how they respond to the varied challenges represented by climate change.

My teaching experience is versatile and extends to work-integrated-learning practices and teaching in studio format. I have an interest in adopting new, novel technologies and techniques in teaching to engage students, encourage their critical thinking and equip them with the skills they need to have successful and rewarding careers.

Prior to joining JCU, I worked as a research fellow at the Griffith Institute for Tourism and taught environmental assessment and mangement and planning practicum to urban and environmental planning students. Before I arrived in Australia, I was senior environmental consultant at Deloitte in Europe and studied at the Central European University in Budapest and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  • EV1011: Introduction to Sustainability (Level 1; CNS)
  • EV2008: Environmental Management Systems in Practice (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • EV2011: The Case for Sustainability (Level 2; TSV)
  • EV3011: Sustainability in Practice (Level 3; CNS)
  • EV3110: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • EV5015: Sustainability in Practice (Level 5; CNS)
  • EV5110: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • Consulting and advisory roles and professional experiences to share my research and seek meaningful collaboration with stakeholders, colleagues and academia both within Australia and internationally
  • Adaptation finance, climate finance, sustainable finance Theory and practice of Corporate Environmental Management including Corporate Social Responsibility and climate change/carbon disclosure practices Environmental impact assessment and Strategic environmental assessment Sustainable Tourism
  • ustainable finance, particularly climate change adaptation finance; Manifestation of environmental issues (impacts) as financial risks and opportunities; Corporate environmental management practices; Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) Work-integrated learning (WIL) And more recently, embedding entrepreneurial skills in higher education
  • 2015 to 2017 - Visiting Research Fellow, Griffith Institute for Tourism, Griffith University (Gold Coast, Qld)
  • 2010 to 2015 - Associate Lecturer, Griffith University (Gold Coasta and Nathan, Qld)
  • 2017 - Investor Group on Climate Change - Academic
  • 2009 to 2015 - International Association for Impact Assessment

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 13+ research outputs authored by Dr Zsuzsa Banhalmi-Zakar from 2013 onwards.


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