Student Success

Bushfire CRC PhD student Briony Towers was selected as a top four finalist in the Early Career Scientist Award to present to the CRC Association Annual Conference in Alice Springs in May.

Briony, from the University of Tasmania, was selected for her work on how children understand bushfire risk and how this work was taken up by fire agencies. AFAC, the CFA in Victoria and Ettamogah Productions worked with Briony to develop a series of 30 second animated cartoons that were repeatedly shown on three free to air television networks across southern Australia over the past bushfire season.

While Briony did not win the Award, her selection as a finalist - the first social scientist to present at a CRCA conference - was a significant achievement and attracted much media coverage.


Release date

Wed, 20/10/2010