About the Australian Resilience Centre

Mr Paul Ryan B. Sc (Hons)


Email Paul: paul.ryan@ausresilience.com.au

Paul Ryan is the Director of the Australian Resilience Centre.

Paul is regarded as a leader in the application of resilience thinking to natural resource management. Over the past seven years Paul has facilitated over 400 days of resilience-based planning, assessment and training throughout Australia and internationally.

In 2012, Paul founded the Resilience Planning Community of Practice, an Australian based network of resilience practitioners. 

Paul serves on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Resilience Taskforce.  He has previously worked for the Resilience Alliance, the international network that develops resilience theory, and with CSIRO co-ordinating ecological and multi-disciplinary research.

Paul has previously worked on-ground for state agencies and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority in Victoria where he helped develop and implement regional catchment strategies, programs and incentive schemes.

“Paul has been integral to embedding transdisciplinary science, particularly resilience thinking, into natural resource management (NRM) throughout Australia.”

CSIRO Scientist, Australia

“Paul Ryan is now at the forefront of developing and applying resilience thinking approaches to regional planning and natural resource management (NRM) globally. He has supported NRM bodies across Australia in applying this thinking in the development of their regional plans, which is shaping significant investment in catchment activities across a large part of Australia.”

CEO of NRM regional body, Australia
Professional associations
Research Associate:
Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy.
The Australian National University.
Adjunct Research Fellow
Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University
Advisory roles
Resilience Planning Community of Practice, Australia.
Board Member:
Institute of Land, Water and Society. Charles Sturt University.
Taskforce Member:
Resilience Taskforce, Commission on Ecosystem Management, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Scientific Advisory Board:
Transformation in a Changing Climate.
University of Oslo and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Board member
Into our Hands Community Foundation
Scientific Committee
Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice
Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience
University of Dundee, Scotland
Flinders Ranges. Mossman Gorge.

Dr Trudi Ryan B. Sc (Hons), PhD, Grad Dip.


Email Trudi: trudi.ryan@ausresilience.com.au

Trudi Ryan manages the ARC’s Business and Communications.

Trudi has a PhD in Ecology and is registered as an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors (Australia).

Trudi operates Natural Communication, a science writing and editing business that works in partnership with the Australian Resilience Centre.

Trudi has worked in a range of research, planning and education roles and lectured at universities and TAFE Colleges for nearly a decade.  She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with CSIRO and worked for Land & Water Australia as a research communicator following graduate studies in marketing and communication.

Sea turtle.