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Melinda's area of research focusses on the social dimensions of natural resource management in Australia, specifically looking at how working with natural resources influences people's health and wellbeing. She has most recently been exploring the health and wellbeing of people working in the forest industry across Australia, and is currently looking at the health and wellbeing issues in rural and regional Australia through the first and second wave of the Regional Wellbeing Survey.

Melinda is also a PhD candidate at the ANU, examining attitudes towards fuel management strategies used to reduce bushfire risk to life and property. She has also assisted the ANU and the Bushfire CRC in understanding how economic evaluation techniques are used to make bushfire management decisions.

Research Interests

Melinda's area of research focusses on the social dimensions of natural resource management in Australia.

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Australian Capital Territory Agriculture & Biology
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wildfires Agriculture & Biology
forest industries Agriculture & Biology
working conditions Agriculture & Biology
health and safety Earth & Environmental Sciences
economic analysis Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2012 2019

Research Output 2014 2017

Mechanical fuel load reduction in Australia: a potential tool for bushfire mitigation

Ximenes, F., Stephens, M., Brown, M., Law, B., Mylek, M., Schirmer, J., Sullivan, A. & McGuffog, T. 2017 In : Australian Forestry. 80, 2, p. 88-98 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mitigation
alternative fuels
cost benefit analysis
prescribed burning
smoke
1 Citations
Australian Capital Territory
wildfires
prescribed burning
fire management
thinning
2 Citations

Beyond physical health and safety: supporting the wellbeing of workers employed in the forest industry

MYLEK, M. & SCHIRMER, J. 2015 In : Forestry. 2015, 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

forest industries
working conditions
health and safety
workplace
labor force
2 Citations

Exploring the use of economic evaluation in Australian wildland fire management decision-making

Clayton, H., Mylek, M., SCHIRMER, J., Cary, G. & Dovers, S. 2014 In : International Journal of Wildland Fire. 23, 4, p. 555-566 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wildland fire management
fire management
economic analysis
decision making
managers