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It is a common assumption that warmer weather can get us ‘hot under the collar’ and indeed, international studies have found aggressive crime rates are correlated to hot weather. However, little has been done within the Australian climate where heatwaves are common and projected to increase. My research draws on statistical, spatial and climate modelling as well as qualitative research methods to better understand the relationship between weather and adverse behaviours such as aggressive crime, domestic violence and suicide. I am also using novel data sources and methods including social media sentiment analysis to understand how weather influences anger and indeed other emotions.

Education/Academic qualification

IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation, Tywfords Training

Masters of Environment and Business, University of Newcastle

Diploma of Project Management

Bachelor of Applied Science , Western Sydney University

Masters of Research, Macquarie University

External positions

Casual academic, University of Newcastle

1 Aug 2018 → …

Senior Project officer –Impacts and Adaptation, Regional Operations Group, Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW

1 Feb 201431 Mar 2017

Climate Adaptation Project Officer – sea level rise and estuaries, Adaptation Management Plans , Lake Macquarie City Council

1 Feb 200930 Nov 2014

Senior Policy Officer - Settlements and Built Environment / Adaptation Partnerships , Commonwealth Department of Environment

6 Jan 200731 Jan 2009


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