Anna Kosovac

Research Fellow in Water Policy and Visiting Fellow at the Melbourne Centre for Cities


Dr Kosovac is a Visiting Fellow at the Melbourne Centre for Cities.

Her research considers the role of risk perceptions in decision-making in governance. She holds a PhD in Risk Perception and Decision Making, a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) and a Master of International Relations, all from the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the University of Melbourne SAGE Athena SWAN Team, as well Secretary of the Australian/New Zealand branch of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).

Anna has worked as a civil engineer within the water industry for nine years, project managing a range of projects from planning through to construction. She has also been involved in designing and implementing an industry-wide strategy for ethical supply chain management that aligns with UN Global Compact guidelines. Anna also has a successful track record of implementing research into action through effecting policy changes within water authorities in Australia as a direct result of her doctoral research.

She has previously worked together with the Global Covenant of Mayors, UN Habitat, ICLEI and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She is currently working on exploring international city diplomacy, democracy and risk perceptions, and also investigating successful urban observatories.

Anna’s expertise lies in water governance and policy, risk perceptions, decision making and city governance.

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