Dr Kristen MacAskill

Assistant Professor in Engineering, Environment and Sustainable Development at the Department of Engineering

Throughout her career, Kristen’s interests have centred on themes of disaster risk management, post-disaster reconstruction, sustainable development of cities and resilience of infrastructure systems. She has four engineering-based degrees and before returning to a role in academia, Kristen worked for several years as a consulting engineer in both the water and transport sectors. Her industry experience covers various areas of infrastructure development, including: strategic level options assessment, post-earthquake damage assessment, infrastructure design, project management and sustainability assessment. She now specialises in systems analysis to advance approaches for managing risk and system resilience. Using cross-disciplinary research methods she investigates governance issues in the management of critical infrastructure and the delivery of major projects.