Marie-Christine Therrien

Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien is a Man­age­ment Pro­fes­sor at the École nationale d’administration publique, and Direc­tor of Cité-ID Liv­ingLab Urban Resilience Gov­er­nance. Her research explores issues of net­work coor­di­na­tion, organ­i­sa­tion­al fail­ure, knowl­edge trans­fer, resilience in organ­i­sa­tions, and cri­sis man­age­ment. Over the year, she has men­tored and super­vised over 20 grad­u­ate stu­dents. Out­side of her aca­d­e­m­ic research, Prof. Ther­rien has worked in part­ner­ship with sev­er­al pub­lic and pri­vate organ­i­sa­tions, such as the Mon­tréal Cen­ter of Resilience, Sci­ence Appli­ca­tion Inter­na­tion­al Cor­po­ra­tion, the Que­bec gov­ern­ment, and the Cana­di­an Red Cross. With­in these expe­ri­ences, she has suc­cess­ful­ly assist­ed the City of Mon­tréal in join­ing the Rock­e­feller Foundation’s 100 resilient cities pro­gram. Through­out her career, she car­ried out sev­er­al man­dates, eval­u­a­tions and analy­ses. She has indeed worked on the Spring 2017 floods in Que­bec, as ana­lyst for the sci­en­tif­ic com­mis­sion on the 1998’s ice storm cri­sis, as well as with the Min­istry of Health, to eval­u­ate their inter­ven­tion fol­low­ing the influen­za pan­dem­ic A(H1N1). She has pub­lished arti­cles in numer­ous jour­nals, such as the Jour­nal of Con­tin­gen­cies and Cri­sis Man­age­ment, Resilience: Inter­na­tion­al Poli­cies, Prac­tices and Dis­cours­es, Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Risk Assess­ment and Man­age­ment, etc. She is the pri­ma­ry author of more than 20 papers and book chap­ters, as well as the edi­tor-in-chief for Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Emer­gency Management.


  • 2006–2020
    Full professor, École nationale d'administration publique