Professor Richard Nunes-Vaz

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research expertise

Working with the Torrens Resilience Institute to explore vulnerabilities, and enhance the resilience, of complex interconnected, interdependent systems, e.g., the health sector, in the face of natural and anthropogenic disruptions, e.g., storms, wildfires, cyber interference, or failure cascades triggered in other infrastructures like electrical power.

Research expertise

Working with the Torrens Resilience Institute to explore vulnerabilities, and enhance the resilience, of complex interconnected, interdependent systems, e.g., the health sector, in the face of natural and anthropogenic disruptions, e.g., storms, wildfires, cyber interference, or failure cascades triggered in other infrastructures like electrical power.

place Sturt West Wing
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

1982 Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Earth Sciences, Flinders University
1988 Lecturer (oceanography) University of New South Wales, Canberra
1989 Chief Scientist, 2 major cruises on Australia's Oceanographic Research Vessel Franklin
1992 Senior Lecturer (oceanography) University of New South Wales, Canberra
1996 Founding Editor, Elsevier/Pergamon journal Marine Models Online. The first international, peer-reviewed journal to focus on interactive software
1998 Elected to international Executive, Higher Education Res & Devt Society of Australasia
2000 Senior Research Scientist (military experimentation), Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO), Adelaide
2005 The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP, five eyes, US, UK, Canada, Aus & NZ) collaboration on Defence experimentation
2005 DSTO lead for support to Australian Defence Force domestic operations (incl security of Melbourne Commonwealth Games and APEC, 2006)
2006 TTCP Achievement Award (co-recipient) for "significant contribution to the theory and practice of Defence experimentation"
2007-14 Head, Counter-Terrorism & Security Analysis, Counter-Terrorism Security & Technol Ctr, DSTO
2007-14 security research for Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, Attorney-General's Department, Border Protection Command, Customs, the Office of Transport Security & Defence, including international collaborations and invited contributions to UK, US and Canadian strategic and major event security deliberations
2014-16 Head of Strategic Security Risk Analysis, and Head of Strategic Analysis, DST Group. Support Military Strategy Branch re national infrastructure risk and resilience, and futures.
2014 Australian Research Council Assessor
2016 NATO Panel '‘Visual Analytics for Communicating Defense Investment Uncertainty and Risk'
2016 Morry Frost Award for Lifetime Achievement in Operations Research, Defence Science & Technology Group
2018 co-Director / Principal Consultant, Innanguard Pty Ltd, security risk management company
2018 Professor, Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University of South Australia

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) physics, Imperial College, University of London

MSc physical oceanography, School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor

PhD physical oceanography, School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor

Graduate Certificate, tertiary education, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Graduate Certificate, systems engineering, University of South Australia, Adelaide

Research expertise
Desalination
Oceanography
Operations Research
Other engineering
Other physical sciences
Publications

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