Researcher biography

Dr Ray Maher is Director of Research and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland where he leads research, consulting, and capacity-building projects with government and industry. His work focuses on sustainable development strategy, urban development and design, Sustainable Development Goals, decision-support tools, circular economy, and addressing 'wicked' problems using systems, design, and futures thinking. Ray's research is engagement-focused, interdisciplinary, and applied, which builds the capacity of stakeholders.

Ray is Lead Chief Investigator on research funding totalling over $1m, and a Chief Investigator on research funding totalling over $4m. He has 21 traditional and non-traditional research outputs with state, national, and regional impact.