Lorrae van Kerkhoff

Associate Professor Lorrae van Kerkhoff is the Director of the Institute for Water Futures, and is Associate Director of Staff Development at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, at The Australian National University.

Her research focuses on understanding the role of science in decision-making for complex environmental issues, especially with regard to preparing for uncertain but different futures. She uses qualitative social and institutional research methods to examine how knowledge is generated, shared, applied and governed, within Australia and internationally, and works collaboratively with stakeholders to generate innovative pathways for transition and transformation. Lorrae leads the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability program and teaches Sustainable Development and Complex Environmental Problems in Action.