DR Sareh Moosavi

DR Sareh Moosavi


  • Design process
  • Landscape Architecture, Socio-Ecological systems
  • River rehabilitation, Coastal Resilience, Adaptation



  • Dr Sareh Moosavi is an Early Career Academic Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Sareh’s research and teaching activities focus on effective design and management of water ecosystems in urban areas, with a particular interest in droughts and floods and dynamic ecologies. She has more than 6 years of experience practicing as an architect and landscape architect for a number of design firms in Iran. Her PhD research on rehabilitating dryland river systems (wadis) focused on design innovations and interdisciplinary practices for responding to hydrological, ecological and socio-cultural dynamics in arid and semi-arid environments. Her current research project investigates design and planning innovations in adaptation to climate change impacts in coastal landscapes and communities. She is particularly interested in the role of spatial analysis and modelling techniques in design-driven research on fluvial and coastal ecosystems.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Innovative Design Topologies for Future Resilience of Coastal Landscapes, Early Career Researcher Project Grant 2016, Awarded by the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, THE UNIVERSITY MELBOURNE 2016-2017    


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2016
  • MLA, Shahid Beheshti University 2008
  • BArch, Shiraz University 2004

Awards and honors

  • Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship, 2015
  • First Prize, ABP 3Minute Thesis Competition, 2013
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2012
  • International Postgraduate Research Sholarship, 2012