Maria Kornakova
Maria Kornakova
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Dr Maria Kornakova is Manager Bushfire Services at FPA Australia. Maria successfully completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne and postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Melbourne and Massey University, NZ. The key focus of her research and professional interest is bushfire risk reduction practices through building, planning and architecture. Maria transferred to the industry to practically apply skills and knowledge gained over the years of her academic career and joined FPA Australia in December 2018.

Role of planning in bushfire risk reduction – a brief introduction to Australian practice 

Over the past several years more frequent and severe hot weather patterns have occurred globally resulting in prolonged bushfire seasons, and often leading to severe environmental and economic damage, as well as losses of human lives.  As such, one of…

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