Fine-scale predictive models for soil and fuel moisture
Predicting smoke from bushfires and planned burns
I am an applied scientist, interested in solving real-world problems. My skills include mathematical modelling, science communication, software development and innovation.
My work as a Research Fellow within the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science involves fire behaviour modelling (both bushfires and planned burns). Many of Australia's landscapes have evolved to depend on fire, and this creates complex challenges for human settlements and other land uses. The fire behaviour research team seeks to provide information, analysis and predictions to help reduce the impacts of fire on life and property.
During my career I have worked on numerical methods applied to concrete and plastics engineering, datalogging and telemetry, database design and data quality assurance, air pollution forecasting and air quality policy. I work at the interfaces between science and IT and between science and policy, with the aim of finding practical solutions within complex systems.