WOW HDR member, Jessica Blomfield is the recipient of a 2015 Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship.

Internationally competitive and merit-based, Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are provided by the Australian Government to support citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programs in Australia and for Australians to undertake these programs overseas.The scheme works to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

Commencing in July 2015, Jessica will be hosted as a Griffith University candidate at the University of Colorado (USA).HerPhD explores the resilience of professionals working as change agents for environmental sustainability within organisations.Data collection in the advanced US context will inform her research with best practice and maximise outcomes for improving the resilience, performance and retention of sustainability change agents to progress the sustainability agenda in Australia.The Scholarship will provide up to $70 000 AUD towards her research.

Jessica participated in an awards ceremony with fellow recipients on 3 December, 2014 in Canberra (pictured right). Congratulations Jess!