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Naomi Rubenstein

Guest Research Scholar

Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group

Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Naomi Rubenstein is a guest research scholar with the IIASA Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Research Group. Her work focuses on climate change adaptation and disaster resilience and aims to engage with the complexity of societal and environmental challenges posed by climate change in a holistic and contextually sensitive way.

Rubenstein is also associated with RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, where she works with the Climate Change Exchange, a network of researchers and practitioners aiming to progress transitions to just and sustainable futures. At RMIT she has worked with the Climate Change Transformations Research Program where she has been a researcher on a range of applied projects including regional place-based adaptation planning; sector-based adaptation planning; scenario-use and capacity building of front-line community service organisations, local government organisations, and the water sector.

From 2010–2015, she worked for the Systemic Governance Research Program at Monash University's Sustainability Institute. The program aimed to foster systems thinking and transdisciplinary approaches for climate change adaptation research and practice. She has also worked as a social researcher on a range of environmental and natural resource management projects for the Victorian government, Australian federal agencies, and NGOs.
Rubenstein holds a master's in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Ecology, Geography, and Zoology.

Last update: 26 MAY 2021