Dr Magnus Moglia

Senior Research Scientist

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Dr Magnus Moglia is a CSIRO leader in systems and integration science who has been a staff member at the CSIRO since 2001.

He arrived in Australia from Sweden in 2001 where he studied Physics and Applied Mathematics at the Royal Institute of Technology, as well as Civil Law, English, Statistics and Business Administration at Stockholm University.

Whilst at CSIRO he has also completed a PhD in Environment from the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. His PhD is interdisciplinary exploring how Complex Systems Science can be used to support urban water management.

Magnus is an interdisciplinary and applied scientist with a particular focus on systems transformations. This involves working closely with stakeholders to identify key problems, and to identify leverage points that can help to catalyse transformations in a system. In this context, he has worked on topics such as Sustainable Urban Water Management, Technology adoption processes, and Strategic Foresighting for cities. He has over 15 years experience in urban research, much of that time in the urban water sector.

Magnus also has a broad range of skills that range from modelling (ABM, BNs, etc) to statistics (GLMs, Factor Analysis etc), to qualitative methods (interviews, grounded theory) and quantitative surveys (householder surveys) and workshops methods (scenario development, participatory methods), as well as extensive experience in analysing infrastructure systems.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader & Agent Based Modeller
    A “virtual market” for analysing residential housing and business policy interventions (Low Carbon Living CRC and OEH NSW)

  • Project Leader & Researcher
    Future of Sydney Project (Sydney Water)

  • Project Leader & Agent Based Modeller
    Modelling the uptake of water conservation and efficiency measures in Sydney (Low Carbon Living CRC and Sydney Water)

  • Project Leader, Statistician & Modeller
    Uptake of agricultural innovation by smallholder farmers in Laos (JCU and ACIAR)

  • Steering Committee Member
    Melbourne 4.0 (Committee for Melbourne)

Academic Qualifications

  • 2000

    BSc/MSc Engineering Physics/Mathematical Statistics
    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

  • 2010

    PhD Environment
    The Australian National University, Crawford School

Professional Experiences

  • 2011-Now

    Senior Research Scientist

  • 2008-2011

    Research scientist

  • 2001-2008

    Research Projects Officer

  • 1999-2000

    Research project
    Bofors Weapon Systems

  • 1998-1999

    Class lecturer
    Stockholm University and KTH

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2006-Now

    International Water Association

  • 2014-Now

    Resilience Alliance


We have publications by Dr Magnus Moglia
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: ZwaGu1wAAAAJ Researcher ID: C-8575-2011 ORCID: 0000-0002-8290-610X