Hamish Clarke studies the drivers and effects of planned and unplanned fire, both historically and under climate change. Dr Clarke is committed to long term engagement with those who use, support and are affected by research. He is co-founder of the popular Blue Mountains community science initiative Science at the Local.
Hamish Clarke is a research fellow at the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires at the University of Wollongong and is also part of the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University. He is interested in the drivers of bushfire risk and the effects of planned and unplanned fire, with research to date focusing on fire weather, climate change and prescribed burning.
Prior to joining academia, Hamish worked for the NSW environment department. He is committed to public interest science and effective engagement with decision-makers. Hamish also runs the Blue Mountains community science initiative Science at the Local and is the creator of the four friends of fire science animation.