Brenda was the FRACTAL embedded researcher in Lusaka, Zambia. She worked at both the University of Zambia and Lusaka City Council. Her research interests include urban informality and a participatory approach to sustainable solutions in areas of housing, water and infrastructure development and maintenance. Additionally, Brenda is interested in climate change adaptation for cities aimed at building resilience, environment and society as well as inclusive and participatory approaches to decision making for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Brenda has undertaken research and training/capacity building around areas of decentralisation, formulation of development policies and implementation plans for urban informal areas.