Valerie Brown

  • Alison BeavisEmail author
  • Paul Gibbs
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Emerita Professor Valerie Brown. Her careers as a prolific author, educator, researcher and policy expert have often been linked by one common feature—the blank canvas. She has been responsible for taking on numerous institutional, sector-wide and government initiatives to establish (from scratch) ways of knowing and doing. Her work on collective thinking defined a period of her scholarly output, but she has now moved beyond to explore Independent Thinking.


  1. Brown, V. A. (2015). Utopian thinking and the collective mind: Beyond transdisciplinarity. Futures, 65, 209–216.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Brown, V. A., & Harris, J. A. (2014). The human capacity for transformational change: Harnessing the collective mind. London: Routledge.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Brown, V. A., & Lambert, J. A. (2012). Collective learning for transformational change: A guide to collaborative action. London: Routledge.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Brown, V. A., Harris, J. A., & Russell, J. Y. (2010). Tackling wicked problems: Through the transdisciplinary imagination. London: Routledge.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Azerbaijan UniversityBakuAzerbaijan
  2. 2.Faculty of Transdisciplinary InnovationUniversity of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceUNSW SydneyKensingtonAustralia

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