The recent devastating bushfires in Tasmania show...
Based in Melbourne, Australia, I am the senior member of Arup's fire engineering practice.
I am passionate about fire safety design and helping communities create safer and more sustainable buildings and infrastructure. In my 35-year-long career I have undertaken a range of specialist studies, ranging from a space tracking station to facilities in Antarctica. I am particularly proud of my role in developing an innovative fire scenario methodology for fire engineering analysis.
As well as being the lead author for the first internationally-published Fire Engineering Guidelines, I have written over 100 specialist papers and industry articles: most recently, a paper on human behaviour and decision-making during fire evacuations in road and rail tunnels.
I am also an Arup Fellow – an honour that carries the responsibility of inspiring other Arupians, and industry peers, to strive for excellence in design and the application of technology.
+ Watch my Arup Fellows film
(2.16 mins on video.arup.com)