19 March 2019

The following experts are available to comment on the impact of cyclones and severe weather events such as Cyclone Trevor.

Journalists can search by topic or name at UQ Experts or contact the following experts.

Dr Matthew Mason

Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Expertise: wind engineering, measuring winds during severe tropical cyclones.

Phone: + 61 7 3365 4126, 0408 976 945

Email: matthew.mason@uq.edu.au

Professor Simon Bartlett

Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Expertise: disaster management of electricity systems. He was Powerlink Queensland’s emergency manager during the floods in south east Queensland in 2011.

Phone: 0411 600 584

Email: simon.bartlett@uq.edu.au

Dr David Callaghan

Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Expertise: storm surges, beach erosion caused by surges and coastal engineering for extreme events.

Phone: + 61 7 3365 3517, 0435 659 159

Email: dave.callaghan@uq.edu.au

Associate Professor Vanessa Cobham

Health and Behavioural Sciences

Expertise: child and youth disaster response, children and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder

Phone: 0403 083 193

Email: vanessa.cobham@mater.uq.edu.au

Dr Gabby Walters

Business, Economics and Law

Expertise: crises management for the tourism industry, brand image recovery 

Phone: + 61  7 3346 0593, 0402 085 497

Email: g.walters@uq.edu.au

Professor Brent Ritchie

Business, Economics and Law

Expertise: tourism, crises and disasters, risk attitudes and response strategies to effectively respond and recover from crises and disasters.

Phone: + 61 7 3346 7308, 0413 938 115

Email: b.ritchie@uq.edu.au

Media: UQ Communications, communications@uq.edu.au, + 61 7 3365 1120.