Caitlin Symon

Research Assistant

Caitlin is a future fire analyst working on the ‘What makes a good fire simulator?’ research project. In 2023, she completed a Master of Ecosystem Management and Conservation and undertook research looking at the impact of windthrow on fuel hazard in the Wombat State Forest. Caitlin has previously studied social science and has worked operationally in forest firefighting and land management. She is passionate about contributing to land and fire management practices in Australia that respond to the future impacts of climate change whilst engaging deeply with our history of colonisation and the ongoing fight for First Nations sovereignty. Caitlin is also interested in the development of sustainable and ethical food and agricultural systems, exploring the great outdoors, playing music and doing art.