Monash University water scientist Professor Rebekah Brown has been named Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI).
Educator Brown is perceived universally for her experimental development and world-heading research in urban water and maintainable quality. She will be assuming control over the position from Professor Dave Griggs, who is moving to a more research-centered part inside the Institute.
Monash University Provost and Senior Vice-President, Professor Edwina Cornish, said the errand was an extraordinary result for the University.
“Rebekah has an extraordinary record of grant, an incredible record of exploration effect and an exceptional capability to lead interdisciplinary examination with industry,” Professor Cornish said.
“I am exceptionally satisfied to have such an acclaimed and finished scientist heading one of the University’s emerge Institutes.”
MSI Chair, Professor John Thwaites said he was energized by the one of a kind abilities and commendable industry engagement experience Professor Brown brought to the part and was anticipating working with her to unite and expand upon MSI’s prosperity.
“Rebekah’s exploration and her part as a pioneer at the Cooperative Research Center (CRC) for Water Sensitive Cities, has set a benchmark in examination interpretation and industry coordinated effort. It makes her preferably set to lead MSI into the future and to help us make an interpretation of our work into useful genuine conclusions,” Professor Thwaites said.
“Teacher Dave Griggs has been an exceptional pioneer at MSI and fabricated its superb notoriety. We are extremely satisfied that he will stay on with MSI in a more research-centered part including his work on the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Teacher Brown has effectively established and encouraged various expansive multi-stakeholder consortiums, and assumed a focal part in uniting in excess of 70 associations to put resources into the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, one of the biggest interdisciplinary examination focuses in Australia.
Teacher Brown said she felt advantaged to be given this opportunity and anticipated outfitting the critical extension and bore of Monash aptitude in handling a percentage of the world’s most pressing maintainability challenges.
“I’m very much looking forward to joining the MSI team and building upon the many notable achievements to date,” Professor Brown said.
Professor Brown is also a co-founder and Associate Director of the multi-disciplinary Monash Water for Liveability Centre. She has been honoured with research and industry awards and her innovative approach has been recognised by a number of international scientific communities. Her work has influenced policy and international funding programs to improve water resources in developing countries.