Research leader

Dr Graham Dwyer Research Leader
Timothy Neale
Dr Timothy Neale Research Leader

End User representatives

Dr Chloe Begg End-User
Dr Ian Pollock End-User

The recent 2019-20 Black Summer bushfire season brought both sector and public attention to the important role that predictive services can play in mitigating and preventing the loss of life and assets from bushfires.

This research study focused on two key questions:

  1. What are the key features of effective relationships between Fire Behaviour Analysts (FBANs) and their users within emergency management?
  2. How might the predictive services role and predictive services outputs be developed in the future?

This project explored these questions by conducting 25 semi-structured interviews with key practitioners who either perform the FBAN role or use predictive services in Victoria.

Read the final report here.