Brenda Dyack

Brenda Dyack, PhD
Public Good Economist and Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra

Brenda Dyack is a public good economist focused on environmental and resource management that improves well-being. Her research and policy involvement in Europe, Australia and Canada has primarily centred on improving our understanding of the social value of water resources. Her particular interest is in ensuring that evolving research evidence informs better policy development for the public good.

Brenda hails from southern Ontario and holds three degrees from Guelph – A Doctorate from Guelph’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics as well as Masters and Honours Baccalaureate degrees in Economics from Guelph.

Currently, she spends half the year in Guelph and half in Australia where she is Adjunct Associate Professor, Ecological Economics, Centre for Applied Water Science, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra.

Past Positions Include:

  • Consulting Economist, Recreational Values for Water Resources, Bago State Forest, Snowy Mountains, Forestry Corporation of NSW
  • Principal Economist, CSIRO – Expert Advisor on CSIRO’s Research Impact Accountability Framework
  • Senior Research Fellow, Murray-Darling Futures Collaborative Research, University of Canberra
  • Senior Economist, Water, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)
  • Senior Economic Advisor to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority on Water Management under Scarcity, and, Commonwealth Environment Dept.
  • Senior Economist, Water, Environment and Agriculture, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Canberra
  • Senior Economist, CSIRO, Policy and Economic Research Unit, Canberra
  • University Lecturer, Economics, U of Alberta & U of Guelph; Ecological Economics, University of Canberra