Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Brent is a Research Director in the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS working in the natural resources and ecosystems and climate change adaptation themes. Brent’s background is in agricultural science with broad experience in agricultural systems and eco-physiology of crops and pastures gained through teaching and research conducted at universities in Australia and in the South Pacific. Brent has a decade of experience in public sector policy and research in the areas of natural resource management, structural adjustment and development of assistance packages to accompany natural resource reforms. Brent’s current research interests include transformation, vulnerability and adaptive capacity of communities to support climate change adaptation and he leads the Adaptive Communities Node of the NSW Climate Adaptation Research Hub.