Daniel Blakeley


NousGroup Background Pattern
Daniel has a broad background in science, quantitative analysis and stakeholder engagement.
He has used these skills to work with government and non-government clients in sectors including health and human services, environment, education, and research and innovation. He combines his analytical mindset with a deep background in stakeholder engagement to produce clear, evidence-based and practical insights for his clients.

Influential work

  • Worked with the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner to develop a set of public Sector Skills Snapshots, a process that involved extensive consultation with sector experts, businesses and peak bodies as well as analysis of key datasets
  • Contributed to the impact evaluation of a government research and innovation program, involving a rigorous survey and interview process and a comparison with international comparator innovation programs
  • Engaged national and international universities, venture capitalists and industry stakeholders to develop a research metrics framework in response to the impending rollout of government investment in university-led commercialisation and innovation
  • Worked with a large state government department undergoing significant change in the wake of the NDIS rollout and machinery of government changes to review and design a new model for how it provided support for people with disability
  • Contributed to the design of a state government agency’s international education and training recovery strategy in light of COVID-related lockdowns and border closures.

Outside of Nous

Daniel completed his honours research in partnership with the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry in Boston. He focused on improving detection, analysis and removal of microplastic pollution from urban streams, with further work conducted to improve education on this issue in secondary schools. This project included visits to the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) and Yale University’s Centre for Green Chemistry.

As a student, Daniel also undertook extensive work in student-led sustainability projects, holding positions with the Monash Association of Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (Youth).

In his spare time...

Daniel loves outdoor exercise and attempting new vegetarian meals (with mixed success). Once perennially disappointed by the Melbourne Demons AFL team, he now enjoys watching matches his team might win.