Dr Michaela Prescott
Dr Michaela Prescott is a Research Fellow working on the RISE (Revitalising Informal Settlements and Environments) Project in the Department of Architecture.
Michaela Prescott is a Landscape Architect with experience in both professional and academic contexts. Based in Singapore from 2012-2017, she worked on an interdisciplinary research project on rivers in Indonesia (Landscape Ecology) at the Singapore-ETH Centre, completed a doctorate with ETH Zurich, and worked as a landscape architect at HASSELL Singapore. Over the past decade, she has worked in private and commercial practice in Australia, Singapore and the Netherlands, and in municipal landscape design and urban strategic planning in Melbourne, Australia.
Prescott’s doctorate, ongoing research, design studios and publications primarily focus on the socio-cultural dimensions of landscapes and living environments, and the evolving relation of landscape, infrastructure and urbanisation. She is a Research Fellow and team member on Monash University's current Wellcome Trust and ADB research project, Health and economic benefits of water-sensitive revitalisation in informal urban settlements.
Prescott has been a lecturer at RMIT University, and an invited design critic and guest lecturer at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), University Technology Sydney (UTS), and National University Singapore (NUS) Landscape Architecture programs.