Dr Briony Towers

Briony’s research is focussed on children and disasters and she has a special interest in school-based education for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. She holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science from La Trobe University and an Honours Degree in Psychology (First Class) from the University of Tasmania. Her PhD at the University of Tasmania involved an in-depth socio-cultural study of children’s knowledge of wildfire risk in south eastern Australia.

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Prof Mark Shortis

Measurement Science

“My research is all about extracting precise measurements from digital photographs to track aerospace models in wind tunnels and monitor fish populations in the oceans.”

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Prof Kefei Zhang

GNSS and Space Science

“My research is connected with improving GNSS for high-accuracy positioning, atmospheric studies, space situational awareness, and people mobility and object tracking.”

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A/Prof David Mitchell

Land Administration

“My research focus is on the impact of climate change and natural disasters on land tenure, and how responsible land governance can help. I explore how securing and safeguarding land tenure rights, and effective land-use planning, can enhance resilient pathways.”

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A/Prof Chris Bellman

Photogrammetry

“My research involves the use of digital imagery, combined with other spatial technologies, for measurement and monitoring, including the emerging role of Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems for data acquisition.”

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Gita Pupedis

Cartography

“I’m investigating how the use of location technologies affects people’s cartographic literacy.”

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