Hamish Clarke is a research fellow at the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires at the University of Wollongong. He is also partly based out of the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University. He is interested in the drivers of bushfire risk and the impacts 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 fire managers, policy makers and the general public. Hamish runs a community science initiative in the Blue Mountains called Science at the Local, and is creator of the Four Friends of Fire animation.