Professor Scott Valentine

Professor Scott Valentine is a Professor and Associate Dean of Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT.

As an academic, Scott is author of Wind Power Politics and Policies (Oxford University Press), Life in the Balance (Infinity) and co-author of the National Politics of Nuclear Power (Routledge) and Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Empowering the Great Energy Transition (Columbia University Press).

He has also published more than 30 book chapters and journal articles and is on the editorial boards of the journals, Energy Research and Social Science, AIMS Energy, Sustainability Science and CSR and Environmental Management.

Scott has over 20 years of diverse international business experience specialising in business development and organisational development.

Past positions include Executive Vice-President of Vektor Multimedia in charge of Japanese operations (subsequently Sony-Vektor), Managing Director of Asia Pacific Development International, Dean of the British Education College in Tokyo (affiliated with the UK Northern Consortium), and Director of the British Council Training Centre in Taiwan.

As a trainer, Scott worked with the Japan International Cooperation Centre and the LKY School Executive Education program to provide leadership training to civil service officers around the world.

He has provided training in leadership, public policy and urban planning to public officials at Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs, Brunei’s Ministry of Defense and the Central Bank, Saudi Arabia’s Central Bank and the G20 Secretariat, Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand’s Ministry of Communications, the Hungarian Central Bank, Dubai’s Public Service, India’s Ministry of Finance and Kazakhstan’s International Finance Center in Astana. He has also trained a number of public officials and diplomats who have come to NUS’s open courses.

In academia, Scott was formerly Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Research at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy within the National University of Singapore and Associate Professor and founding Associate Director of the International Master of Public Policy program at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo.

He has also served in a research or teaching capacity at the City University of Hong Kong,  National Sun Yat Sen University (Taiwan), National Chengchi University (Taiwan) and Shinawatra University (Thailand).

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