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Dr Liz Brogden
Lecturer in Transdisciplinary Design
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office
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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)

Professional memberships
and associations

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member Australian Institute of Architects

UNAA – QLD Division

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) – W120 (Disasters and the Built Environment)

National Climate Action and Sustainability Taskforce (CAST) – Australian Institute of Architects

Queensland Chapter Sustainability Committee – Australian Institute of Architects

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


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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DYB201   |   Impact Lab 3: Planet


DAB101   |   Architectural Design Studio 1


ARCH7093   |   Community and Advocacy: Humanitarian Architecture and Disaster


DAN101/201   |   Master of Architecture Studios A & B  (Studio Leader)


DAH710   |   Architectural Design Studio 7

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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

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For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.