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Stuart Matthews

Dr Stuart Matthews

NSW Rural Fire Service

Dr Stuart joined the NSW RFS in 2015 after 11 years with the CSIRO Bushfire Dynamics and Applications team. At CSRIO Stuart led the development of landscape fuel moisture models to aid in the prediction of fire spread and planning of prescribed burns. He also contributed to understanding the effect of climate change on fuels and fire risk.  He has a PhD in meteorology completed in 2003. At the RFS Stuart is responsible to developing tools and systems to support fire behaviour predictions, including an ensemble modelling system.  

Stuart is leading the NSW RFS contribution to the build of the Australian Fire Danger Rating System.