Professor Esther Charlesworth has published widely on the theme of social justice, conflict and architecture, including Humanitarian Architecture (2014) and Sustainable Housing Reconstruction (2015). She is also the founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (AWF), who have designed and delivered over 40 health and education projects to vulnerable communities, globally since 2005.
Dr Judy Rogers' research focus is multidisciplinary, incorporating design, planning, policy and sustainability science. She was previously program manager of the double degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional planning in the School of Architecture and Urban Design. Her research focus is multidisciplinary, incorporating design, planning, policy and sustainability science.
John Fien has been closely involved in the MoDDD program, developing its core courses as well as electives such as Humanitarian Architecture and Climate Change, Design and Disaster. His role now focuses on developing national and global partnerships and mentorship in MoDDD. John has led previously development projects for s agencies such as The World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF UNEP, AusAID, OECD and WWF-International.
Leila is an interdisciplinary academic working at the intersection of urban planning, design and disaster management. She was involved in UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Program and worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Great Lakes Research in Michigan. Prior to academia, she worked as an architect/planner in public and private practice.
Lauren has been working in the field of Administration for the School of Architecture and Design since 2017. She engages with both students and staff members of the MoDDD program striving to provide efficient and effective assistance at all times. She aims to bring her knowledge of the wellness industry coupled with her innovative thinking to the dynamic team that make up the Master of Disaster, Design and Development program.
”“MoDDD is the only degree in the world that I know of that is transformative. It doesn’t just give you the skills of how to build a building or work with people who have trauma, it gives you all of those skills so that you can ...bring to bear the kinds of skills necessary to run the entire operation.”Professor Ed BlakelyChair, Future Cities Collaborative and Former Director of Recovery, New Orleans