I am a civil engineer and a social scientist. In my research, I study long-term planning processes in both private and public sectors, and develop interventions that can enable more robust decisions in the face of deep uncertainties and ever-increasing complexities. My work has strong implications for realising the vision of sustainable development.
I work at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute - a centre for sustainable development research and education at Monash University, Australia. I am leading an initiative on Futures, which aims to develop processes and tools to assist decision makers in framing futures issues and developing strategies in the context of sustainable development. These processes and tools include visioning and backcasting, scenario planning and stress-testing. etc.
I have several years of professional engineering experience in the private sector, and have been a project coordinator for large infrastructure projects across Africa and the Middle East.