Saadia is an environmental scientist with considerable expertise in community resilience, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, response and recovery coordination. She has successfully reviewed and executed several policies and evaluation projects for The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), The Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI) and other international INGOs.
Over the past ten years, she engaged with Traditional Owners, grassroots, practitioners, and professionals from different ethnicities within APAC countries and worked across universities, government agencies, local and international NGOs. She has strong analytical skills and agile project management capacity to lead teams, secure funding grants, and negotiate effectively with different groups to meet strict project delivery timelines. She also maintains a network among a diverse tapestry of stakeholder relationships within the humanitarian sector.
Saadia has completed PhD from Monash Business School, specializing in DRR and CCA. She also holds a Master of Science (Environmental Science), a Master in Disaster Management. She is also a research scholar affiliated with the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Young Scientists Program.