Bushfire Panel: Building resilience in our communities

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Join our panel of experts as they discuss the ongoing threat of bushfires and what we can do to build resilience in our communities.

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Presented by the UNSW Bushfire Research Group in collaboration with the UNSW Faculty of Science, this event will bring together experts at the intersection of industry, research, and philanthropy to discuss the ongoing need for research around extreme bushfires and the challenges Australia will need to solve to build resilience in and protect our most vulnerable communities in the face of unprecedented natural disasters.

The event will be a Q&A style panel delivered to a live audience at Frensham School in Mittagong, Southern Highlands and livestreamed.

More information to come. Register to attend in person or online today to stay up to date.


Professor Jason Sharples, Lead UNSW Bushfire Research Group, UNSW Canberra

Scientia Professor Richard Bryant, Director, UNSW Traumatic Stress Clinic

Casey Gibson (Kirchhoff), PhD Student, UNSW

Emerita Professor Mary O'Kane AC, Executive Chair, O'Kane Associates


Professor Emma Johnston AO, Dean of Science, UNSW


You can register to watch this event live at Frensham School, Mittagong, Southern Highlands or digitally from anywhere in the world. A link to watch the event will be sent to all registered attendees on the day of the event. Can't tune in live? Register to receive the on demand recording.


For event enquiries or to discuss your access requirements, please call the UNSW Canberra Alumni & Engagement Team on 0404 739 723 or email

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