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Honorary Associate Professor, Australian National University

Tayanah’s expertise includes climate risk, disaster risk preparedness and response, coastal governance and managed retreat, climate change adaptation, environmental policy, land use planning, and sustainability transition. She has worked on these areas with a range of sectors for over two decades spanning private, public, academic and non-profit sectors.


  • 2021–present
    Partner, Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Australia
  • 2018–2021
    Executive director, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2013–2018
    Research fellow, University of Canberra


  • 2018 
    University of Western Sydney, PhD
  • 2007 
    University of Western Sydney, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • 2006 
    University of Western Sydney, Bachelor of Social Science/Laws (hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Australian Geographers