Dr Firouzeh Taghikhah

PhD in Systems modeling; Master and Bachelor in Industrial Engineering
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Simulation And Modelling 080110
  • Agricultural Land Management 070101
  • Agricultural Production Systems Simulation 070103
  • Agricultural Systems Analysis And Modelling 070105
  • Pattern Recognition And Data Mining 080109
  • Analysis Of Algorithms And Complexity 080201
  • Decision Support And Group Support Systems 080605
  • Conceptual Modelling 080603

Research interests

  • System modelling of behaviour change
  • Socio-environmental systems for sustainable development
  • Carbon farming modeling
  • Regenerative and organic agriculture 
  • Food security
  • Explainable Artificial Intelligence
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Serious games for sustainable future
  • Supply chain design and configuration



Firouzeh Taghikhah is a Postdoctoral research fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU).  She is also a visiting research fellow in Center on Persuasive Systems for Wise Adaptive Living (PERSWADE), Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and a Young Resilient Fellows for Resilience Engineering (RE) community of the Four Technical Universities (4TU) in the Netherlands. She obtained her PhD in Analytic and Systems Modeling form UTS in January 2021 with special examiners' recommendations for outstanding thesis.

She received her Bachelor's (2011) and a Master’s degree (distinguished student award and best thesis award of 2014) in Industrial Engineering from one of the most prestigious universities in Iran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. 

She has designed and developed a decision support tool to explore the transition pathways towards sustainable agro-food systems focusing on consumer behavior change. For developing this tool, she used complex system and integrated modeling methods including Agent-based modeling, System dynamics, Discrete event simulation, and Optimization. Her study outputs have been published in various high impact journals such as European Journal of Operation Research, Journal of Cleaner Production, Environmental science and policy, etc.

Currently, she is working on a global agriculture project, titled “Integrated farm modelling to improve resilience and sustainable prosperity” with Professor Robert Costanza and Professor Ida Kubiszewski.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/firouzeh-taghikhah

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Firouzeh_Taghikhah

Tweeter: https://twitter.com/firouzehth


Researcher's projects

  • Integrated farm modelling to improve resilience and sustainbaleprosperity
  • EcoBalance: Automatic assessment of soil health
  • Behavioral Change for organic food production
  • Trade logistics, export diversification and productivity–A scoping study in Mongolia
  • Behavioral agent-Based Models for exploring the interactions of patients with health care system
  • Serious Games and Models for Sustainable Futures
  • A monitoring program for the health of upland swamps in Blue Mountains region of the World Heritage Area

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