Dr Magnus Moglia

Senior Research Scientist

Contact details:

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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.

He is an interdisciplinary systems scientist focusing on how to promote greater urban resilience. His current research explores two key enablers for urban change: a) using systems science to enable and promote technological solutions, b) using systems science for building capacity in cities for more holistic decision decision-making under uncertainty.

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
    LCL CRC. RP3028. A “virtual market” for analysing residential housing and business policy interventions (Low Carbon Living CRC and OEH NSW)

  • Project Leader and Researcher
    LCL CRC. SP0018. Utilisation of Energy Efficiency Policy Adoption Diffusion Modelling

  • Project Leader & Agent Based Modeller
    LCL CRC. RP3035. 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)

  • Science Leader & Futurist
    Strategic Conversations on the Future of Cities. Various contracts.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2000

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

  • 2010

    PhD Environmental and Resource Management
    The Australian National University, Crawford School

Professional Experiences

  • 2011-Now

    Senior Research Scientist

  • 2013-2016

    Team Leader

  • 2011-2013

    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

Achievements and Awards

  • 2015-2015

    Award for Smart Water Fund project leadership
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 2015-2015

    Award for scientific leadership on exploring the future of cities
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 2005-2005

    Award for leading the development of the PARMS-PRIORITY system
    CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2010-2017

    Science in Schools, New Gisborne Primary School, Morningon Primary School

  • 2005-2010

    First Aid Officer, CSIRO


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