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2021 FREE WEBINAR SERIES

2021 FREE WEBINAR SERIES

Gain knowledge from industry experts in five 90-minute sessions.
Featuring representatives from CSIRO, CFA, Flinders University, University of Melbourne, University of Wollongong, La Trobe University, and clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon OAM.
You have the opportunity to send questions before each session or ask our subject matter experts live during Q&A
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When you register we’ll also send you a link to the recording.

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WEBINAR 1

Reduce your house and property risk

7.30pm (AEST) Wednesday 21 July
Justin Leonard CSIRO
Justin Leonard has dedicated his 26-year research career to the understanding of how bushfire risk to life and infrastructure can be managed. This research combines learnings from bushfire exposure experiments with post bushfire survey investigations and computer modelling of bushfire interactions with buildings.
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WEBINAR 2

Get water ready: tanks, pumps and sprinklers

7.30pm (AEST) Wednesday 4 August
Justin Leonard CSIRO
Justin Leonard has dedicated his 26-year research career to the understanding of how bushfire risk to life and infrastructure can be managed. This research combines learnings from bushfire exposure experiments with post bushfire survey investigations and computer modelling of bushfire interactions with buildings.
3

WEBINAR 3

Your physical and emotional preparation

7.30pm (AEST) Thursday 19 August
Danielle Clode, Flinders University
Associate Professor Danielle Clode is a psychologist, biologist and author of a major review of psychological preparedness and A Future in Flames on Australia’s bushfire history. She has lived in fire-prone areas of South Australia and Victoria, and defended her home in the recent Cherry Gardens fire.
Rob Gordon OAM, Clinical Psychologist
Rob Gordon Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychological Consultant to the Victorian Government and Australian Red Cross for disaster recovery. He has been involved in the recovery programs of more than 30 disasters in Australia and New Zealand. He consults on community responses and stresses of recovery..
Jim McLennan, La Trobe University
Jim’s background is organisational and industrial psychology, focussing on safe decision making. He was a member of the Bushfire CRC research taskforce following the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires and subsequently conducted post-bushfire household interview surveys in other states investigating householder bushfire safety.
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WEBINAR 4

Triggers to take action

7.30pm (AEST) Wednesday 1 September
Kevin Tolhurst AM University of Melbourne
In 1984 Kevin embarked on a career in bushfire science covering fire ecology, fire weather and fire behaviour. Kevin has applied his knowledge and interest to teaching, research, land management and community engagement. He has provided expert advice to various inquiries and fire and land management agencies.
Katharine Haynes University of Wollongong
Katharine has conducted a number of post-fire investigations involving in-depth interviews with residents following the 2009 Black Saturday and the 2019-2020 Black Summer fires. She has a special interest in participatory and action research as a means for understanding and enhancing community-based adaptation and risk reduction.
Danielle Clode Flinders University
Associate Professor Danielle Clode is a psychologist, biologist and author of a major review of psychological preparedness and A Future in Flames on Australia’s bushfire history. She has lived in fire-prone areas of South Australia and Victoria, and defended her home in the recent Cherry Gardens fire.
Raphaele Blanchi CSIRO
Raphaele leads CSIRO’s bushfire adaptation team. Her principal interest is understanding and reducing the risk of bushfires to communities and infrastructure. She has been involved in post major bushfire survey data collection and analysis, and led the investigation into the circumstances and challenges experienced by residents when sheltering during the Black Saturday bushfires.
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WEBINAR 5

Your sheltering options

7.30pm (AEST) Wednesday 15 September
Raphaele Blanchi CSIRO
Raphaele leads CSIRO’s bushfire adaptation team. Her principal interest is understanding and reducing the risk of bushfires to communities and infrastructure. She has been involved in post major bushfire survey data collection and analysis, and led the investigation into the circumstances and challenges experienced by residents when sheltering during the Black Saturday bushfires.
Katharine Haynes University of Wollongong
Katharine has conducted a number of post-fire investigations involving in-depth interviews with residents following the 2009 Black Saturday and the 2019-2020 Black Summer fires. She has a special interest in participatory and action research as a means for understanding and enhancing community-based adaptation and risk reduction.
Chloe Begg, CFA
A social scientist with 10-years’ experience researching the implications of emergency management policy and practice on individual and community risk perceptions and resilience, Chloe is currently working in CFA’s Research and Development team.

2021 FREE WEBINAR SERIES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Gain knowledge from industry experts in five 90-minute sessions
Featuring representatives from CSIRO, CFA, Flinders University, University of Melbourne, University of Wollongong, La Trobe University, and clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon
You have the opportunity to send questions before each session or ask our subject matter experts live during Q&A.

When you register we’ll also send you a link to the recording.

With support from
1

WEBINAR 1

Reduce your house and property risk

7.30pm Wednesday 21 July
Justin Leonard CSIRO
Justin Leonard has dedicated his 26-year research career to the understanding of how bushfire risk to life and infrastructure can be managed. This research combines learnings from bushfire exposure experiments with post bushfire survey investigations and computer modelling of bushfire interactions with buildings.
2

WEBINAR 2

Get water ready: tanks, pumps and sprinklers

7.30pm Wednesday 4 August
Justin Leonard CSIRO
Justin Leonard has dedicated his 26-year research career to the understanding of how bushfire risk to life and infrastructure can be managed. This research combines learnings from bushfire exposure experiments with post bushfire survey investigations and computer modelling of bushfire interactions with buildings.
3

WEBINAR 3

Your physical and emotional preparation

7.30pm Thursday 19 August
Danielle Clode, Flinders University
Associate Professor Danielle Clode is a psychologist, biologist and author of a major review of psychological preparedness and A Future in Flames on Australia’s bushfire history. She has lived in fire-prone areas of South Australia and Victoria, and defended her home in the recent Cherry Gardens fire.
Rob Gordon, Clinical Psychologist
Rob Gordon Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychological Consultant to the Victorian Government and Australian Red Cross for disaster recovery. He has been involved in the recovery programs of more than 30 disasters in Australia and New Zealand. He consults on community responses and stresses of recovery..
Jim McLennan, La Trobe University
Jim’s background is organisational and industrial psychology, focussing on safe decision making. He was a member of the Bushfire CRC research taskforce following the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires and subsequently conducted post-bushfire household interview surveys in other states investigating householder bushfire safety.
4

WEBINAR 4

Triggers to take action

7.30pm Wednesday 1 September
Kevin Tolhurst AM University of Melbourne
In 1984 Kevin embarked on a career in bushfire science covering fire ecology, fire weather and fire behaviour. Kevin has applied his knowledge and interest to teaching, research, land management and community engagement. He has provided expert advice to various inquiries and fire and land management agencies.
Katharine Haynes University of Wollongong
Katharine has conducted a number of post-fire investigations involving in-depth interviews with residents following the 2009 Black Saturday and the 2019-2020 Black Summer fires. She has a special interest in participatory and action research as a means for understanding and enhancing community-based adaptation and risk reduction.
Danielle Clode Flinders University
Associate Professor Danielle Clode is a psychologist, biologist and author of a major review of psychological preparedness and A Future in Flames on Australia’s bushfire history. She has lived in fire-prone areas of South Australia and Victoria, and defended her home in the recent Cherry Gardens fire.
Raphaele Blanchi CSIRO
Raphael leads CSIRO’s bushfire adaptation team. Her principal interest is understanding and reducing the risk of bushfires to communities and infrastructure. She has been involved in post major bushfire survey data collection and analysis, and led the investigation into the circumstances and challenges experienced by residents when sheltering during the Black Saturday bushfires.
5

WEBINAR 5

Your sheltering options

7.30pm Wednesday 15 September
Raphaele Blanchi CSIRO
Raphael leads CSIRO’s bushfire adaptation team. Her principal interest is understanding and reducing the risk of bushfires to communities and infrastructure. She has been involved in post major bushfire survey data collection and analysis, and led the investigation into the circumstances and challenges experienced by residents when sheltering during the Black Saturday bushfires.
Katharine Haynes University of Wollongong
Katharine has conducted a number of post-fire investigations involving in-depth interviews with residents following the 2009 Black Saturday and the 2019-2020 Black Summer fires. She has a special interest in participatory and action research as a means for understanding and enhancing community-based adaptation and risk reduction.
Chloe Begg, CFA
A social scientist with 10-years’ experience researching the implications of emergency management policy and practice on individual and community risk perceptions and resilience, Chloe is currently working in CFA’s Research and Development team.
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