Daniel Blakeley

Daniel Blakeley


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Daniel brings the unique combination of an analytical mindset with a personal focus. He is a Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours) graduate with strong quantitative skills, having majored in chemistry and minored in mathematics. From his experience with Nous and his studies, Daniel is also skilled in stakeholder engagement, research, and tackling complex problems in impactful sectors.

Influential work

  • Conducted research for the Warner Babcock Institute in Boston, Massachussets; exploring options for the widespread detection, quantification and removal of microplastics from urban rivers and streams
  • Contributed to a submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Sustainable Development Goals detailing the impact of the Goals on Australian youth and their role in achieving these goals
  • Redesigned the social media and public communications strategy for an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence research group; preparing videos, brochures and other materials to simplify explanation of the group’s work
  • Led student sustainability initiatives to bring together student groups and industry leaders
  • Conducted a literature review of the structural factors contributing to equity in education in the world’s leading education systems.

Outside of Nous

Daniel has recently completed his honours year in partnership with the Warner Babcock Institute in Boston, focusing on improving detection, analysis and removal of microplastic pollution from urban streams; with further work also conducted to improve education on this issue in secondary schools. This project included visits to the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) and Yale University’s Centre for Green Chemistry. Before his honours year, Daniel undertook extensive work in student-led sustainability projects, holding positions with the Monash Students’ Sustainability Association and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Youth).

Daniel has recently graduated from Monash University’s Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours) program, in which he developed many sought-after skills including public speaking, entrepreneurship and science communication.

In his spare time...

Daniel loves basketball and swimming and enjoys discovering and almost successfully cooking delicious vegetarian food. He also enjoys being annually disappointed by the Melbourne Demons AFL team.