Dr Fiona Roberts

Fiona Roberts

Email: Fiona.Roberts1@monash.edu

Biography: Dr Fiona Roberts is a Research Fellow with Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI).  She recently completed her PhD through MUDRI, investigating the role of nonprofit organisations in building community resilience to disasters (“We Just Want to Help” – Profit in Nonprofits). Her PhD builds on more than two decades of experience in the private sector as a successful business and strategy analyst in agribusiness, and her experience and training as a volunteer in nonprofit organisations.

Fiona holds an Agricultural Science degree from La Trobe University, a Graduate Certificate (Business) from the Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, QUT, and an MBA from the University of Melbourne.


Roberts, F. (2019).  ‘We Just Want to Help’: engaging the not-for-profit sector.  Australian Journal of Emergency Management. October 2019 edition.

Spencer, C., Majeed, S., Roberts, F., McArdle, D. and Archer, F. (2017).  Literature Review Identify ‘bottom-up’ community development approaches to effective and efficient community engagement in the setting of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. Prepared for the Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra, ACT.  MUDRI, Monash University Accident Research Centre, Melbourne.

Archer, F., McArdle, D, Spencer, C and Roberts, F. (2015).  Literature Review: What does good or successful recovery look like? MUDRI, Monash University Accident Research Centre, Melbourne.

Roberts, F. and Heilbron, S. (2003). Contract development in Australian Agriculture.  Case studies in supply chain management. Prepared for the National Food Industry Strategy.

Roberts, F. and Heilbron, S. (2002). Maintaining Integrity in the Grain Value Chain – Beyond commodity marketing. Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

Heilbron, S. and Roberts, F. (1999) Structural Change in the Farm Inputs Industry, RIRDC Publication No. 99/17.  Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Agri-Focus Pty Ltd (1998) The Role and Long Term Potential of Commercial use in ‘Best practice’ management of feral goat damage, Bureau of Resource Sciences.

Heilbron, S. and Roberts, F. (1995) Agribusiness Structures - Vertical Coordination in Australia & Internationally.  Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Research Paper No 95/16.