Valerie A. Brown is an Emeritus Professor and Visiting Felow at the Australian National University. Her research applies integrative methods to exploring the construction of knowledge in generating locally sustainable responses to global social and environmental pressures. Past research programs have addressed the capacity for achieving integrative decision-making in the Local Government sector, the community sector, public health, and the environmental sciences, respectively. Current projects include principles for collaborative engagement for the Murray-Darling Basin; an interactive knowledge management framework for sustainable development in the local government sector; the introduction of sustainable development principles into the national Public Health post-graduate curriculum; and Indigenous communities’ environmental health workforce development.
Valerie is a member of IKM Emergent Working Group 3: Management of knowledge.