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.
Brett Moore is UNHCR's Head of Shelter. His work has been dedicated, largely, to recovery and reconstruction in post-disaster and post-conflict areas. Brett has been involved in MoDDD since its inception and has delivered workshops and public lectures, provided academic and career advice to students and most recently been involved in the establishment of a research network with universities across Europe in partnership with RMIT Europe.
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, United States. Prior to academia, she worked as an architect/planner in public and private practice.
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 previously led development projects for agencies such as The World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF UNEP, AusAID, OECD and WWF-International.
Lauren has worked in administration for the School of Architecture and Design since 2017. She engages with both students and staff members of the MoDDD program and strives 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 makes 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