Dr Paul Barnes holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Health Sciences and a Doctorate examining risk perception and organisational risk management within emergency response agencies. He has experience in specialist public sector management roles focused on emergency and risk management, security policy development and as a tenured academic. He has completed projects for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies, the European Commission (European Research Agency) and the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on national risk assessment frameworks.
He currently maintains memberships of the World Economic Forum Expert Network (Risk & Resilience), the UN Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) Working Group(s), and is and (non-Resident) Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
He also serves as a visiting Associate Professor within the Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University, Australia and retains adjunct roles with the Centre for Environmental & Public Health, Griffith University and the School of Engineering and Information Management at the University of New South Wales/Australian Defence Force Academy.