Rodger is an innovator for public good and has worked as a public servant, a strategic human centred design consultant, bartender, pizza deliverer, emu farmhand, and the leader of an academic research centre. He is now Course Director of the Master of Creative Intelligence and Strategic Innovation at the UTS Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation.
Rodger has a background in Psychology, Criminology, and with his colleagues at the Designing Out Crime Research Centre pioneered the Designing for the Common Good approach to multi-stakeholder collaboration.
In recent years Rodger has contributed to government strategy across topics ranging from domestic and family violence, youth suicide, built environment, counter terrorism, night-time economy, waste & circular economy, environmental protection, cybercrime, transport innovation, and digital transformation.