Justin Leonard

Justin Leonard

Justin Leonard

Justin Leonard has dedicated his 26 year research career to the understanding of how bushfire risk to life and infrastructure can be managed.  This research combines learnings from bushfire exposure experiments with post bushfire survey investigations and computer modelling of bushfire interactions with buildings.

Justin will present on CSIRO Research into Building Performance during the 2019/20 Bushfires.

His other recent activities include the development of an accreditation course on bushfire risk assessment with Melbourne University, supporting the Victorian Community Bushfire Community Refuge Pilot Program, development of a risk assessment framework for Victorian Schools, fire fighter vehicle defence system development and testing, developing the bushfire planning risk maps for Queensland, development of a comprehensive life/house loss database for Australia, and assisting various individuals and industry groups develop novel building design solutions and related standards.