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Dr Kat Haynes


Dr Kat Haynes is a former Natural Hazards Research Australia research manager for New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia. Kat is a human geographer and her research focuses on building resilience and adaptation through community-centred initiatives. Kat specialises in participatory and action research and has a strong commitment to ensuring research is conducted in partnership with key stakeholders and impacts on policy and practice.

In May 2015 Katharine was awarded the Australian Academy of Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education. The award recognised her contributions in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. In 2021 Kat was a member of the NSW Bushfire Hub research team that was awarded the Eureka Prize for Applied Environmental Research. Kat is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences and also at the Macquarie University School of Social Science.