Dr Deborah O’connell
Climate and disaster resilience expert
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Deborah enjoys working with people to build strong connections between science, industry and business, governments, NGOs, and civil society. She has a creative approach to collaboration and co-production of knowledge, and has built many successful partnerships with a range of people and organisations in Australia and beyond. Deb leads global research in the areas of resilience, adaptation pathways and transformation of social-ecological systems. Her research in the last 25 years has focussed on developing and applying integrated assessment and systems analysis in the domains of water and energy; sustainability science; international development; and adaptive responses to global change.