Associate Professor Briony Rogers is the CEO of the Bushfire Resilience Program at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI). She leads a transdisciplinary team of researchers, practitioners and community members to advance community-led disaster resilience through a focus on strengthening community leadership, capabilities and social capital.
Briony is also the Director of MSDI Water, leading a team of boundary spanning experts in water, sustainability, governance and system change. In her previous role as Chief Research Officer for the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Briony oversaw interdisciplinary research on economics, planning, governance, transitions, modelling, urban design, urban heat and groundwater.
Briony has a PhD in Environmental Sociology, a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science, and a background in engineering consulting. This has given her deep experience of interdisciplinary research and practice to drive system change. She has focused her research career on strengthening the capabilities and pathways for communities and practitioners to influence institutional, policy and regulatory conditions for thriving futures.
CEO, Bushfire Resilience Program
Director, MSDI Water
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences
Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI)