Senior Research Officer, Nsw Rural Fire Service
About Stuart Matthews
Dr Stuart Matthews is a Senior Research Officer with the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Stuart joined the NSW RFS in 2015 after 11 years with the CSIRO Bushfire Dynamics and Applications team. At CSIRO Stuart developed fuel moisture models to aid fire spread prediction and prescribed burn planning. At the NSW RFS Stuart is responsible for developing tools to support fire behaviour predictions, including an ensemble modelling system. He has also supported research projects to develop improved fire behaviour models. Currently Stuart is leading a project to develop the research prototype for a new national fire danger rating system.