Senior Research Consultant, University of Technology Sydney

Anna is a Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures where she works across the Institute’s Climate Change Adaptation and International Development research areas. Anna has 10 years experience researching and working in areas including climate change, natural hazards, disaster risk management and international development. Her experience includes working in the private sector (in the insurance industry), the international development sector (with the UNDP in Samoa, and consultancies across the Pacific) and the academic research and consulting sector (with UNSW and now UTS).

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Senior Research Consultant, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2011–2013
    Research Consultant, University of Technology, Sydney

Education

  •  
    University of New South Wales, Masters - Development Studies
  • 2013 
    University of New South Wales, Graduate Certificate - Environmental Management
  • 2004 
    Macquarie University, Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons 1)

Publications

  • 2015
    What Indicates Improved Resilience to Climate Change? A Learning and Evaluative Process Developed From a Child-Centered, Community-Based Project in the Philippines', New Directions for Evaluation
  • 2014
    Private and social enterprise roles in water, sanitation and hygiene for the poor: a systematic review, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
  • 2014
    Private and social enterprise roles in WASH for the poor: A systematic review of current evidence, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
  • 2014
    Disasters and climate change in the Pacific: adaptive capacity of humanitarian response organizations, Climate and Development
  • 2014
    Incompatible philosophies or complementary roles? Civil society and business engagement in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, Development Bulletin
  • 2014
    A qualitative examination of the health workforce during climate change disaster response in Pacific Island Countries, Human Resources for Health
  • 2013
    Overcoming cross-scale challenges to climate change adaptation for local government: a focus on Australia, Climatic Change
  • 2013
    Traditional coping mechanisms to handle the effects of climate driven disasters: Examples from the South Pacific Region, Journal of Environmental and Public Health
  • 2012
    Surveying rip current survivors: preliminary insights into the experiences of being caught in rip currents, Natural Hazards and Earth System Science
  • 2011
    Integrating community based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: examples from the Pacific, Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Science
  • 2011
    Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Pacific, Climate and Development
  • 2011
    Process, practice and priorities — key lessons learnt undertaking sensitive social reconnaissance research as part of an (UNESCO-IOC) International Tsunami Survey Team, Earth-Science Reviews
  • 2011
    Human response to extreme events: Case studies from the Indian Ocean tsunami 26 December 2004, Java tsunami 17 July 2006, Samoa tsunami 29 September 2009, Australian Geographer
  • 2008
    Postwildfire hydrological response in an El Niño Southern Oscillation dominated environment, Journal of Geophysical Research
  • 2006
    The impact of land cover change on a simulated storm event in the Sydney Basin, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
  • 2006
    The impact of land cover change on storms in the Sydney Basin, Australia, Global and Planetary Change