Dr Brian McIntosh
Senior Lecturer and Education Director
Brian is the IWC Senior Lecturer in Integrated Water Management, and the Education Director. Professionally, Brian has interests in understanding and facilitating the changes required for societies to respond systemically to water, food and energy challenges resulting from population growth, urbanisation and climate change.
He has active research interests in water sector organisational innovation, collaboration and capacity building for change and adaptivity, along with extensive international, inter-disciplinary experience. His work has involved academic and industrial collaborations from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia, South Pacific, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and the United States. Brian has supervised 5 PhD research projects and 35 Masters projects successfully.
He is an experienced educator and educational manager, having successfully supervised managed the development and delivery of water management Masters in the UK and Australia responsible for educating over 440 graduates now working globally. His practice as an educator focusses on using participant centred, problem-based and experiential approaches to developing skills and knowledge required to drive integration in water management.
Dr. McIntosh holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Ecology from the University of Stirling, a PhD in Ecological Modelling from the University of Edinburgh, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and a Chartered Scientist. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Environmental Modelling and Software, a Board member of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), a member of the Australian Water Association (AWA) and of the International Water Association (IWA).
Finally, Dr. McIntosh holds an Adjunct Senior Lectureship in the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland (Australia), a Visiting Fellowship at the Cranfield Water Science Institute (UK) and a Senior Research Fellowship at Griffith University (Australia).