Welcome from our Managing Director

Welcome to the Centre of Excellence in Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) website.Dr Andrew Robinson

Our work on biosecurity risk analysis is a key initiative in the Australian and New Zealand Government’s response to biosecurity risk. We play a vital role in assisting both governments to remain at the forefront of practical biosecurity risk analysis by the provision of collaborative, relevant and practical research outcomes.

We collaborate extensively with end users in both the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) and the New Zealand Government’s Ministry for Primary Industry (the ministry) to improve adoption of methods and to increase the impact of research outputs. In most of our projects, scientists from the department and ministry contribute in the research and analysis, which enhances research outcomes and improves uptake.

We engage widely on risk thinking both domestically and internationally, with our government, and with businesses and other research groups and our international partners. Our success is built on these sustained relationships.

We have a strong focus on responding effectively and innovatively to our partners. We seek ways of providing opportunities to collaborate with other leading experts in risk thinking to develop tools and techniques that tangibly help government and businesses to make informed decisions.

We began in 2006 as the Australian Centre of Excellence in Risk Analysis (ACERA). Building on our proud history and with the support of the department, the ministry and The University of Melbourne, CEBRA was established in 2013.

Please explore our website and find out more about us and the important work we do.

Associate Professor Andrew Robinson
Managing Director, CEBRA

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