Associate Professor
Karen Vella

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment


Personal details

Positions

Head of School, Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment

Keywords

Resilience, adaptive management, adaptive governance, Adaptation, climate change, Great Barrier Reef, Environmental assessment, Planning, planning theory, planning practice, Evaluation and monitoring frameworks, flood resilience, community resilience, Urban planning, cities, regions, Collaborative and deliberative governance, Risk governance

Discipline

Urban and Regional Planning

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

Member of the Planning Institute of Australia

Teaching

Current:
Supervisor: Higher Degree Research Student Projects
Guest Lecturer: UXH 331 Environmental Analysis and Planning

Past:
Unit Coordinator and Lecturer

  • UXB 131 Imagine Planning and Design (Studio)
  • UXB 231 Planning Processes
  • UXH 331 Environmental Analysis and Planning

Teaching team

  • UXH300 Research Methods

Supervisor

  • UXH 400-1 and 400-2 Honours Research Project

Previous Unit Coordination and Lecturing Roles

  • Regional Planning Practice (Studio)
  • Public Involvement and Community Development
  • Natural Resource Management - Governance and Planning

Awards:

  • Superior Small Sized Course Award 2011 (Griffith University/Unit Coordinator)
  • Head of School Commendation 2010, 2012 (Griffith University/Unit Coordinator)

Experience

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Awards

Research projects

Supervision

Current supervisions