Dr Matt Hayne

Dr Matthew Hayne

Research Utilisation Manager
Dr Matthew Hayne

Matt Hayne has been helping shape earth sciences and disaster management policy objectives, in Australia and the region for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in leading and managing large programs for government in the fields of natural disasters, ground water, humanitarian response and Australia’s overseas development agenda. Matt was:

  • Co-Director of the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) 2010-13. The Facility is a Prime Ministerial and Presidential initiative.  It is a bilateral and aims to strengthen the capacity of government of Indonesia and regional mechanisms to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.  AIFDR worked with numerous Indonesian and Australian research agencies both at central and state level to help deliver better disaster risk reduction outcomes.
  • Acting Group Leader of Geoscience Australia’s Groundwater Group (2008-09). This role was focused on developing a scientific program to address national groundwater issues related to resource availability and management challenges for Australia. The program required close links with Federal, State and Local government and the integration of a diverse and multidisciplinary team.
  • Project Leader and manager of the Risk Assessment Methods Project, Geoscience Australia (2003-07) where he was instrumental in transforming an activity-based project into a nationally recognised capability in disaster risk reduction.  The program continues to meet requirements for federal, state, local government and industry, supporting more effective implementation of land use planning and emergency management capabilities.

Matt has a PhD in Archaeology and Natural History, Research school of Pacific and Asian studies, Australian National University. 1998.

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How do we measure success? 14 Sep 2015

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