Kerryn is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham and one of the early-stage researchers with PyroLife ITN, funded by the European Horizon 2020 Marie-Curie Action.
Kerryn completed an MSc Geography at the University of Otago, New Zealand, focusing on glacier–climate interactions. After becoming a volunteer rural firefighter in 2018, Kerryn decided to pursue a career in wildfire research and management.
Situated in the North York Moors, England, Kerryn’s research will examine landscape variability in fuel moisture and its significance for fire danger ratings and fire behaviour modelling. As such, Kerryn’s work is very closely aligned with the goals of this project, and in particular, WP2.