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Paul Ryan, Director

Australian Resilience Centre

Paul is passionate about social and environmental change. He works with people and organisations at all levels to prepare for and create a future that is fair, just and sustainable. Paul has facilitated over 550 days of resilience, adaptation and transformation training, assessment and capacity building with local communities, farmers and land managers, local, state and federal government agencies, research institutions, not-for-profits, and international organisations. 


Paul divides his time between the Australian Resilience Centre and the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden where he works on new approaches to development in Africa and South East Asia.


Paul has previously worked for the Resilience Alliance, a global network of resilience researchers and practitioners; the CSIRO; Victorian state agencies and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.



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

 CSIRO Senior Scientist, Australia


Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Deakin University, Victoria


Into our Hands Community Foundation

Institute of Land, Water and Society. Charles Sturt University.



Beechworth Festival of Change (2019)

Resilience Planning Community of Practice, Australia.


Taskforce Member:

Resilience Taskforce, Commission on Ecosystem Management, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).


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