Timothy Heffernan

Timothy Heffernan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at UNSW School of Built Environment and a Graduate Research Assistant at the ANU Research School of Psychology. Tim holds a PhD in Social Science from UNSW Sydney. Tim's research interests include the 'lived experience' of event-based hardship and recovery. Tim's PhD in anthropology examined the impact of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on European society and culture, particularly Iceland, and the emergence of concerned citizens' movements in response to the GFC. Current research at UNSW and ANU seeks to identify how best to support individuals and communities in Australia to be resilient to, and recover from, human-induced climate change, especially bushfire. This extends to the characteristics of building resilient towns and citizens. Tim has previously worked at the Native Title Research Unit (NTRU) at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.