Dr Annette Bos has held the role of Head of Education at MSDI since 2015, having joined Monash in 2013. At MSDI, she has led the establishment of the institute’s Sustainable Development Education program in partnership with Monash faculties. Within this program Dr Bos oversees MSDI's undergraduate, post-graduate, co-curricular and executive education offerings. Dr Bos is the Program Director for our doctoral program, coordinates the Leadership for Sustainable Development specialisation in the Monash Master of Environment and Sustainability and is also a member of Monash University’s Academic Board.
Dr Bos is an experienced educator, having led a wide range of educational and capacity building programs in both developed and developing countries. She led numerous developments within the Masters of Water Management and other educational programs with UNESCO-IHE (Delft, the Netherlands) and co-led large capacity building work for the Water for African Cities program, financed by UN-Habitat. Dr Bos also designed and delivered an award-winning module on ‘Urban Futures – Delivering Water Sensitive Cities’ as part of the International Water Centre’s Masters of Integrated Water Management.
Dr Bos' research examines questions related to sustainable development and sustainability transitions in the water sector. She has developed new socio-technical understandings of urban water governance. Her key research achievements include contributions on how to design social learning processes to advance sustainable policy and practices from a futures perspective. More recently, she has also been exploring the impact and design of sustainability education.
Dr Bos has conducted research, capacity development and consultancy in water services management across Europe and Africa and has worked extensively with industry, government agencies and aid organisations. Prior to joining MSDI, Annette was a lead researcher with the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.