Jamie commenced his doctoral studies with the National Security College in March 2016. Jamie is a natural scientist by training, completing his Bachelor of Science (Honours) with the James Cook University of North Queensland in 1992. He recently completed a Masters of Studies (Advanced) [to be conferred] at the Australian National University focusing on organisational behaviour and crisis management.
Jamie is a crisis and disaster manager and has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He currently manages Australia’s planning and preparedness for major maritime environmental emergencies on behalf of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Jamie has responded to numerous major emergencies, including establishing and managing the operations of the Joint Agencies Coordination Centre as part of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 (2014), and led the response to the Montara oil spill in the Timor Sea (2009).
Crisis and disaster management
Complex adaptive systems
### Thesis topic Jamie’s PhD dissertation focuses on the organisation of crisis and disaster management, specifically how multiple agencies spanning across jurisdictional, sectoral and disciplinary boundaries, can effectively coordinate their actions and resources.