Dr Liz Brogden

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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 at the Queensland University of Technology. After 5 years in architectural practice, Liz moved into academia in 2014. She takes a determinedly optimistic approach to teaching and research that focuses on disaster resilience and climate action through architecture and design. By integrating her teaching and research, she explores how to effectively combine curriculum knowledge and skills with transformative pedagogy in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This has implications beyond higher education as it points to the future of architecture and design practice.

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).