Jan is a marine ecologist and a research fellow in the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne. Her research draws together three major threads: benthic ecology; quantitative methods used to address ecological questions; and the management of man-made disturbances in natural environments.
Matt is a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, having previously worked for seventeen years as a biosecurity officer and data analyst. His interests are in predicting the regulatory compliance of sub-populations of passengers, mail and cargo; measuring and improving the operational performance of border inspectorates; and improving the data-related processes that support the inspectorate function.
Sandy is a research fellow at the Statistical Consulting Centre at the University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD, on the performance of multiple hypothesis testing procedures in the presence of dependence, in 2010. Her work covers survival analysis, survey design and analysis, bioinformatics, linear mixed modelling and data mining, and a diverse range of topics: from dentistry to traffic simulation to carbon trading and fire management.
Dr Frith Jarrad
Frith is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She is interested in environmental management, biosecurity and decision making. Specifically, her research focuses on improving environmental outcomes through incorporating ecological modelling, data synthesis, expert elicitation and other techniques into tools for industry. Her current work includes decision making for resource allocation in environmental management, biosecurity surveillance for invasive species, impacts of climate change on plants, and threatened species conservation.
Dr Daniel Spring
Danny has over 20 years’ experience in teaching, research, and consulting in environmental economics. The main focus of his work has been to apply quantitative methods to find practical solutions to complex policy problems, including how best to eradicate biological invasions and how to build connected reserve networks.
Dr Terry Walshe
Terry's research deals with the coherent and logical treatment of value judgements and causal judgements in decision-making. He is especially interested in developing techniques that better address societal and organisational values, risk and uncertainty, and frailties in expert opinion. His research has included contributions to natural resource management, conservation, public health and biosecurity. He spends much of his time facilitating stakeholder workshops using the techniques and tools of structured decision-making.