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 
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