Isabella Bower holds a Masters in Architecture and is the Research Coordination and Communication Officer for the cross-faculty research group, Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN). LEaRN is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
Isabella provides research support on local and international education and health projects, and leads the communication and wider dissemination of LEaRN's activities and research findings.
Prior to joining the Faculty, Isabella worked in the Department of Premier and Cabinet with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect, where she gained a grounding in policy and governance for good design. Through this role she was involved with the coordination of the Victorian Design Review Panel (VDRP) and assisted in the production of Momentum, New Victorian Architecture.
Outside of LEaRN, Isabella volunteers as a committee member on the Victorian Chapter of Learning Environments Australasia and is a Family Support Officer at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.
LEaRN’s webpage: research.unimelb.edu.au/learnetwork