Researcher biography

Dr Mason began at The University of Queensland in late 2014 after holding academic positions at The University of Sydney and QUT. Prior to joining UQ he also worked as a catastrophe risk researcher for the industry-focused research centre, Risk Frontiers at Macquarie University. Matthew’s key areas of interest and expertise lie in the fields of:

  • Wind Engineering
  • Stochastic modelling of hazards, including convective storms and tropical cyclones
  • Probabilistic modelling of structural and infrastructure vulnerability to wind, water and hail
  • Catastrophe loss modelling for natural hazards
  • Modelling and observation of the atmospheric boundary layer
  • Wind tunnel testing and analysis
  • Disaster insurance

Dr Mason is currently the Chair of the Standards Australia wind loading sub-committee responsible for maintenance of AS/NZS1170.2.