Dr Brian Cook

University of Melbourne

Project Role

Project Lead; responsible for Everything


Brian is an applied social scientist with interest in the geographies of risk, culture, and development. His research explores the topics of water, risk, scientific knowledge, expertise, and sustainable development. His recent research emphasises the role of scientific knowledge in environmental governance, situating the work at the science-society interface. He explores the (often) hidden power embedded in the knowledge that informs governance, He employs mixed methods, primarily qualitative, to engage with knowledge construction, calculation, and transfer in both developing and developed world contexts. His research is situated in multiple contexts (i.e., Australia, Cambodia, Canada, the UK, and Bangladesh) and across multiple scales.

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