Our Research Associates include a large panel of academic researchers with expertise in diverse areas of public policy, drawn from across several universities in Queensland and beyond. Many researchers also have significant experience inside the public service. 

These experts can offer an additional source of policy advice for those developing or commenting on public policy in Queensland. All members, their research fields, and their contact details, are listed below. 

NameMr Trevor David Berrill
PositionTechnical Director
Specialisations / Bio


  • Sustainable energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Ecological footprint
  • Sustainable Development
  • Limits to Growth
  • Energy Policy
  • Climate Crisis

Trevor Berrill is an award winning, private consultant in sustainable energy (SE). He has worked in both renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) for over 30 years, including:

  • System design and installation – Solar PV, wind and solar water heating systems, energy efficient building design, energy auditing, site and resource assessment.
  • Research and development at UQ, QUT and GU – solar flat plate collectors, solar PV, wind energy monitoring.
  • Technical training – National course development and delivery in renewable energy training with TAFE, Electro-technology Training Package and CEC.
  • Public education and policy – on behalf of Australian Solar Council.
  • He was branch president of the Australian Solar Energy Society (now Australian Solar Council) in the 1990s and is a founding member in Queensland of the Alternative Technology Association and Wind Energy Association.

Trevor is trained in mechanical engineering and energy auditing at QUT and has a Masters of Environmental Education degree from Griffith University. He lives in a fully solar powered, energy efficient home and he regularly does applied wind energy research (wind surfing) at Wellington Point, just to test the power of the wind.

Phone0400 177 283
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