About Risk Frontiers

Risk Frontiers was established in 1994 by Macquarie University Professor Russell Blong. Over 20 years later, Risk Frontiers is now the longest running natural hazards research centre in the country. Driven by a desire to better understand risk and provide solutions for interesting, complex and practical problems, Risk Frontiers is well on its way to becoming the most credible independent source of risk knowledge, products and services in the natural disaster space across Asia Pacific. Risk Frontiers provides thought leadership on topics ranging from the potential for improved building codes and land use planning to reduce risk. It undertakes research into risk communication, the detection of global climate change signals in loss data, post-disaster event investigations and estimating the economic costs of natural disasters. It is helping emergency service agencies improve natural disaster planning.