Wayne Hobbs

Wayne Hobbs
  • Biography/ Background

    Wayne is an experienced researcher, systems thinker, educator and project manager with over 28 years of experience working in the University, Defence and National Security arenas. Research experience includes operations research (soft OR, scenario based planning and risk analysis), human factors (human-computer interface and human performance trials) and environmental chemistry (identification of atmospheric particulates).


    Research management experience includes five years as Head of the DSTO National Security Program, six years managing Australia’s Soldier Modernisation Program and three years as the Operations Research Hub Leader for DSTO. Strategic analysis, experiment design and workshop facilitation (supported by critical systems thinking approaches) are particular strengths that underpin an engaging and collaborative approach to research.


    Teaching experience includes undergraduate Chemistry (Flinders University), Strategic Planning (Australian Command and Staff College), Year 11 Chemistry (Eynesbury College) and University Preparation Program (UPP) Science (Adelaide University). 


  • Qualifications

    PhD (Chemistry) - Source Identification of Atmospheric particles (Flinders University)

    Masters (International Studies) - An Exploration of Australia's Future Nuclear Threat Environment (University of Adelaide)

    Grad Cert (Education) - Senior Chemistry and Junior Science (University of Adelaide)

    Grad Cert (Management) - Scientific Leadership (University of South Australia)

    BSc (Hons) - Chemistry (Flinders University)

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Entry last updated: Thursday, 8 Jun 2017