CSIRO, University of Melbourne
Dr. Pearson is an ecological economist interested in applying systems thinking to regional development problems around the world. Her recent work has focused on measuring and understanding resilience and transformation for sustainable development. Her applied work in regional Australia has focused on holistic water catchment management of social-ecological systems with particular note to urban contexts. This work has provided some significant insights for regional areas on how to measure sustainability through their capital assets - social, built, human and natural. In addition it has provided clear insight to policy makers on where and how to intervene to achieve regional sustainability in Australia.