Meet the Team

Our team of fire scientists and students have backgrounds in landscape ecology, forest science, combustion engineering, mathematical modelling, data analysis and computer programming. We are passionate about advancing the science of fire to improve ecosystem and community health.

Prof. Trent Penman

Prof. Trent Penman

Professor | Team Leader

Assoc Prof. Lauren Bennett

Assoc Prof. Lauren Bennett

Associate Professor | Ecosystem Services

Dr. Hamish Clarke

Dr. Hamish Clarke

Senior Research Fellow | Future Fire

Dr. Alex Filkov

Dr. Alex Filkov

Senior Research Fellow | Fire Behaviour

Dr. Matthew Swan

Dr. Matthew Swan

Senior Research Fellow | Ecosystem Interactions

Dr. Jane Cawson

Dr. Jane Cawson

Research Fellow | Landscape Flammability

Dr. Kate Parkins

Dr. Kate Parkins

Research Fellow | Fire Risk Modelling

Dr. Tom Fairman

Dr. Tom Fairman

Research Fellow | Future Fire

Dr. Nina Hinko-Najera

Dr. Nina Hinko-Najera

Research Fellow

Dr. Erica Marshall

Dr. Erica Marshall

Research Fellow

Dr. Sarah McColl-Gausden

Dr. Sarah McColl-Gausden

Research Fellow

Brett Cirulis

Brett Cirulis

Research Officer

Julio Najera Umana

Julio Najera Umana

Technical Officer

Bianca Pickering

Bianca Pickering

Research Officer

Shona Elliot-Kerr

Shona Elliot-Kerr

Research Assistant

Paul Bentley

Paul Bentley

Research Assistant

Brendan Holyland

Brendan Holyland

Research Assistant

Dan Ababei

Dan Ababei

Senior Scientific Software Engineer

Denis Kultaev

Denis Kultaev

Scientific Software Developer

Jamie Burton

Jamie Burton

PhD Candidate

Ella Plumanns Pouton

Ella Plumanns Pouton

PhD Candidate

Andy Wiechnik

Andy Wiechnik

PhD Candidate

Lily Wheeler

Lily Wheeler

PhD Candidate

Aaron Heap

Aaron Heap

PhD Candidate

Cameron Tampion

Cameron Tampion

Masters Student

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