Mia Dewar

Project Officer - Buildings (Cities)

Mia is currently focused on supporting the development and delivery of the Renovation Pathways project, working to decarbonise and improve the energy performance of Australia’s buildings. Her responsibilities include desktop literature research and review, data analysis and management, supporting engagement workshops with stakeholders and developing project outputs.

She is keenly interested in the intersection between climate change, urban sustainability and the needs of different demographics. By developing her skills in data analysis and researching policy and literature, Mia seeks to effectively communicate research, informing action to improve environment and health outcomes and decarbonise the built environment. 

Mia first joined Climateworks as an intern working within the Cities system team. In this role she researched international and domestic government policies that would incentivise the retrofit of existing buildings with energy-saving measures.

Mia holds a Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (honours), (majoring in chemistry and geographical science) at Monash University. 

Her honours work investigated domestic wood smoke reduction strategies in Mornington Peninsula, utilising air pollution monitoring and educational workshops. This informed council approaches to reducing domestic wood smoke emissions and improving public health, and was awarded the CASANZ Victoria/Tasmania Branch Student Air and Environment Award in 2023.

Mia was also awarded the Highest Ranking Student: Geographical Science Award 2022, two Rowe Scientific Foundation Prizes for academic excellence in chemistry, and the Dean’s List Award in 2021-2023.