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Dr Jemma Green

Research Fellow
Office of the Provost
Faculty of Humanities
Bentley Campus
209.Level 1

Brief Summary

Jemma works in the fields of disruptive innovation and blockchain.


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Dr Jemma Green was born in Perth and raised in the eastern hills. At age 22, and armed with a bachelor of Commerce in Finance from Murdoch University in Perth, she started a career in banking at JP Morgan in London.

Here her work involved bringing sustainability and corporate social responsibility to the task of lending big money. This often involved persuading industries like mining to clean up their act, a challenge she relishes despite its complexity.

In 2013, Jemma left  banking and returned to Australia to complete a PhD in disruptive innovation.

Here under Professor Peter Newman, she started to look at citizen utilities and the way apartment buildings could use solar and batteries in combination.

It was a short step from this to setting up Power Ledger with her cofounders in 2016, which is a blockchain technology company that enables peer to peer trading of electricity and funding for renewable energy projects.

Jemma has become a goto person on matters of cities, energy and transport in Western Australia and has made hundreds of appearances in the media commenting on related topics.

She also finds time to be an independent councillor at the City of Perth, a board member of the Water Corp, Heritage Perth and Carbon Tracker, wife and a mother of one.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

WA Business News 40under40 Winner

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Featured Publications

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)


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