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Jana-Axinja Paschen is a Research Fellow (Community-led Resilience) with the Fire to Flourish Program at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Jana received her PhD in Geography from the University of Melbourne in 2010. As a social science scholar working in applied community resilience and innovation research, Jana has a strong record in collaborative, trans- and interdisciplinary research that supports positive change across urban and rural policy and practice settings.

Jana is an experienced action researcher with expertise in the development and facilitation of resilience planning, co-design and other participatory methods to support social learning processes and produce applied outcomes that build local capacity and community resilience. Her research collaborations with government, industry and local community partners have generated practical and strategic recommendations to policy makers, agricultural industry bodies and local governments and communities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 27 Mar 2010

Language, Literature and Culture of Great Britain; Political Science, Master of Arts, Universität Hamburg (University of Hamburg)

Award Date: 13 Jun 2003

Research area keywords

  • Community Resilience
  • Social Change
  • Co-Design
  • Rural Sociology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Participatory Action Research

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