Brian is a highly experienced professional, inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural water management educator, having led and managed the development and delivery of water management Masters in the UK and Australia responsible for educating over 550 graduates now working globally. He has designed and delivered professionally oriented postgraduate water management programs and courses to participants from 86 different countries.
He has significant expertise in strategic program development, curriculum design, marketing and recruitment as well as in operational management and the design and delivery of learning sessions. His practice as an educator focuses on using participant-centred, problem-based and experiential approaches to developing skills and knowledge in program and course participants.
A recipient of international and national research awards, Dr. McIntosh has research interests in the management of water sector innovation, and in the structuring and management of collaborative processes to improve the design and usefulness of decision and information support tools for complex and contested areas of water and environmental management. His research work has involved extensive academic and industrial collaboration with partners from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia, South Pacific, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and the United States.
Dr. McIntosh is also an experienced business leader and manager, having directed the Education Program within the IWC since November 2010, and, as a Board Member of the IWC Alumni Network (IWCAN) having played a significant role in leading IWCAN from infancy to becoming financially self-sustaining.