Dr. Anya Phelan, Griffith University

August 16th, 2023

Dr Anya Phelan is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Griffith University Business School. Her expertise lies at the intersection of entrepreneurship, sustainability, and social impact. She brings extensive experience in strategy & innovation, sustainable business development, the circular economy, capability building and entrepreneurial training. Her research focuses on how entrepreneurial action helps tackle complex social and environmental problems, such as plastic waste and pollution. Anya also focuses on the role of business in fostering sustainable communities, particularly in regional, remote, and resource-constrained regions. Last year, she served as Entrepreneur in Residence for CSIRO’s biotech innovation Accelerator – Plastics Innovation Hub. Anya is also one of the chief investigators for the Australia Research Training Centre for Bioplastics and Biocomposites.