Nicole Endacott

Research Assistant

Sydney Environment Institute

Nicole Endacott is a research assistant at the Sydney Environment Institute.  Nicole describes her work as “community-hearted systems change”; from her experience in community-led change and broader systems change, she believes that true systems change can only occur with community, and through the authentic inclusion of people who bring wisdom from lived experience.

Nicole is a systems thinker and integrates that into her work in design, convening and facilitation.  By facilitating generative conversations among people with diverse viewpoints, Nicole supports them to collectively develop sustainable approaches to complex social and environmental challenges. She is currently exploring a research project on the intersection of power, justice and equity.

Nicole began her career as an aide to the Governor of Victoria, Australia, travelling the state and seeing firsthand the power of community-led change. After working for Columba 1400, a Scottish youth leadership organization, in 2002, Nicole founded Activate Australia, where she became the CEO, a position she held until 2011.