Matthew Ellis


PhD Candidate

Hazards Research Group (HRG)
School of Geosciences
Madsen Building (F09), Rm 444
Phone: +61 408 627 551

Supervisor: Assoc Prof Dale Dominey-Howes

Matthew is a PhD Candidate with the Hazards Research Group (HRG) at the School of Geosciences. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management) from the Attorney-General’s Department – Emergency Management Australia Institute, a Bachelor of Social Science (Emergency Management) from Charles Sturt University, a Bachelor of Science in Geography (Honors first class) from the University of New South Wales: thesis titled Emergency Managers Across NSW and a Master of Community Development (Emergency Management) from Southern Cross University.

Matt’s research topic ‘Emergency managers across Australia: an examination of typology, ethnography, genotypes and phenotypes’. To do this Matt intends to adopt a mixed methods approach including questionnaires and semi-structured interviews to compile an overview of the emergency management industry.

Matthew’s professional background includes 20 years experience in a variety of emergency response organisations and 10 years in emergency management. This experience has been garnered across the United States and Australia in government, NGO’s as well as a variety of volunteer organisations. Matt also holds qualifications in Paramedicine Science, Security Risk Management and Occupational Health and Safety as well as numerous professional certifications.

Area of Interest

Emergency management, emergency managers, rescue, business, accreditation, efficiency and productivity.

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