Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Senior Vice-President - Professor Rebekah Brown

Professor Rebekah Brown is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Senior Vice-President, 提供领导, direction and advocacy for the University's research agenda. Professor Brown is responsible for expanding research capability, 性能和影响, while fostering interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary areas of excellence and collaboration to deliver large-scale, 高影响力的研究项目. 除了, Professor Brown is responsible for delivering research services within the Research Portfolio, 包括资金管理, graduate research programs and research infrastructure.

Professor Brown has a distinguished record of research and scholarship in urban sustainable development practices. She is Director of the major multinational and multidisciplinary Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) program, leading a team of over 150 researchers and staff to work with 24 settlements in Fiji and Indonesia, with the aim to provide evidence that a localised, water sensitive approach to revitalising informal settlements can deliver sustainable, cost-effective health and environmental improvements; paving the way for further deployments in the region and globally.

She has also led the development of a number of new major transdisciplinary research initiatives at Monash, 包括《mg游戏网址大全》, a new program addressing community resilience following bushfires in Australia, funded by two major philanthropic gifts totalling $50 million.

Her research is focused on understanding the social and institutional transformations required to accelerate transitions to more liveable, resilient and sustainable cities. Her research demonstrates a deep commitment to positive societal change through sustainable development.

Her previous roles include Senior Vice-Provost (Research) and mg游戏网址大全, 以及董事, Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI), where she was responsible for leading successful organisation-wide strategic and structural reform. 她是首席研究官, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, where she co-founded the ‘water sensitive cities’ research platform at Monash.

She has authored over 200 publications in journals including Nature and Global Environmental Change, and serves on Editorial Boards of several research publications. She has attracted in excess of $120 million in external research revenue as Chief Investigator of multiple research projects.

She was a Board Member of the Environmental Protection Authority Victoria from 2017 to 2020 and in 2017 was elected by her peers a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. She began her career as a civil engineer working on major international infrastructure projects before retraining as a research social scientist.

Professor Brown holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) from mg游戏网址大全 and a PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of New South Wales.