Simran Talwar, PhD Candidate

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY (NEW SOUTH WALES)

Simran is a doctoral candidate at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), and her research interests lie in the circular economy, with a focus on fast industrialising nations and economies.

She submitted her Master of Research thesis entitled "A macro investigation into the evidence for circular economy initiatives in India: National policy, key indicators and future implications", at Macquarie University Sydney in 2016.

Simran's doctoral research is dedicated to exploring progress of circular economy initiatives in Indian industry; specifically, cases of industrial symbiosis, 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in India's manufacturing sector, and accomplishments in electronic-waste recovery and management.

She is also developing a line of inquiry into the role of renewables in contributing to India's energy security, and as a strategic means of decoupling the impact of intensive industrialisation from dependence on virgin energy sources. Through comparative analyses of global circular economy progress, Simran's research aims to develop a framework for circular economy implementation distinct to fast industrialising nations, acknowledging their need for rapid uptake of materials and energy in the midst of geopolitical limits to resources availability.

Simran Talwar will be speaking at the session Measuring the circular economy: macro approaches to evaluate change.