Dr Liz Brogden

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Areas of interest: Innovative pedagogy and curriculum design, sustainable development, climate change adaptation and disaster resilience within design education.

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Architecture (University of Western Australia), Bachelor of Environmental Design (University of Western Australia)

Dr. Liz Brogden is a Lecturer in Transdisciplinary Design with a background in Architecture at the Queensland University of Technology. Her research focuses on innovative pedagogy and curriculum design to support the integration of sustainable development, climate change adaptation and disaster resilience within design education. The impact of this research lies beyond higher education, seeking to support transitional societal change with regard to both physical built environments as well as community-embedded knowledge and behaviours.

Liz completed her PhD at QUT, and Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design degrees at the University of Western Australia. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked in architectural practice on a range of residential, commercial, and public architectural projects.

Liz coordinates DYB201 Impact Lab 3: Planet, a transdisciplinary core unit in QUT’s design degree. The Impact Labs span all seven design disciplines and incorporate 19 double degrees. Through this, she is conducting research to explore the overlap of sustainable development, resilience and design education.

Liz sits on both the national Climate Action and Sustainability Taskforce (CAST) and the Queensland Chapter Sustainability Committee for the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Current funded research projects include ‘Resilience in Education’ (Royal Academy of Engineers) and ‘Temperate Climate Study and Design Guidelines’ (Toowoomba Regional Council).

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Research Experience

+ Research Assistant, Unit Development DYB111 Architectural Visualisation 

+ PhD Candidate, (2014 – 2019) Architecture & Disaster

+ Research Assistant, Rockhampton’s Resilient Future (Centre for Subtropical Design)  

Professional Experience

+ Troppo Architects

+ Olk & Associates

+ Formworks Architecture