Our staff

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is managed through a small team based in East Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra.

International Scientific Advisory panel

An independent panel of experts helps to oversee the research program, providing strategic advice on the quality and overall development of the CRC’s research and education programs to ensure the research is of a high quality.

  • (Chair) Prof Carmen Lawrence, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia. Prof Lawrence has previously conducted research for a Bushfire CRC project examining community preparedness. 
  • Dr Gavin Smith, Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, and Research Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Dr Mark Finney, Research Forester with the Fire, Fuel and Smoke Science Program, US Forest Service with 25 years’ experience in fire research.
  • Dr Anthony Bergin, Deputy Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, whose role has included looking at national security from an all hazards perspective and disaster management planning.

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