Deputy Director, Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety

Professor Greg Foliente

Professor Greg Foliente is Enterprise Professor in the Melbourne School of Engineering and Deputy Director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS). He leads interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, education, consulting and collaboration initiatives that advance innovation in the urban systems and built environment sectors, with a primary focus towards improved sustainability, liveability and resilience.

He has an international reputation in research innovation and science leadership that has been recognised through numerous honours and awards (18 so far including the ASCE James Croes Medal), invitations as a keynote speaker in international conferences (35 so far) and appointments to esteemed positions in international scientific committees and leading overseas institutions.

His research has encompassed diverse areas that include engineering safety and performance, quantitative risk analysis and system reliability, climate mitigation and adaptation, socio-economic impacts assessment, spatial diffusion of technology and innovation, and community wellbeing and resilience.

He is a strategic leader and facilitator, with a number of internationally recognised achievements and successful projects, including those undertaken with industry, UN agencies, the World Bank, AusAID and various Australian federal departments and state agencies.

In Victoria, he is an expert consultant and workshop facilitator with the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) working across departments and agencies on disaster resilience planning.