Bruce Hankinson

Associate student
Bruce Hankinson

A thought leader and innovator in the organisational resilience and agility community, Bruce is a sessional academic for the Post Graduate Occupational Health, Safety and Environment programs at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Bruce’s extensive career started as a Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer with the Royal Australian Navy, undertaking strategic planning and operational responses to the Sydney Olympics and Para-Olympics, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and APEC summits, as well as deployments to Iraq and other operational areas, enforcing United Nations security sanctions.

After his military career, Bruce was appointed as the Counter Terrorism Advisor to the Queensland Department of Emergency Services (DES), during a period of significant change in both the State and Federal Government approaches to security and counterterrorism. He co-authored the 2006 State Counter Terrorism Plan. His next engagement in the Department was as the Deputy Director of Disaster Operations, where he managed the State Disaster Coordination Centre which coordinated the response and recovery from some of Queensland’s largest disasters. He also co-authored several capstone government policies, including the Queensland State Disaster Management Plan and DES’s critical infrastructure policy.  Bruce now concentrates on advising industry and government in the development and implementation of organisational resilience capabilities across multiple public and private sectors.

Student project

This research will build on existing knowledge and experience from cutting edge strategic thinking on network enabled agility to develop an innovative, future proof model for communities to not only adapt, but to thrive in uncertainty.

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