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Hamish McLean

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
+61 (0)7 3735 7028 (Work)
N16 2.33, Nathan Campus

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Hamish has 30 years’ professional experience in crises and disaster communication. He has a background in emergency management, journalism and police media, along with operating a consultancy for more than a decade with international clients in the health, aviation, law and allied sectors. Hamish has provided media training and issues management workshops for senior executives in Australia and Asia. His PhD is in media and disasters. Hamish’s research interests are in political communication during disasters and crisis communication. He is the leader of an international team working on EMS and disaster capacity in Mongolia. Hamish has led an international team to Mongolia in September 2019 to implement EMS and disaster management programs. Hamish is part of an international German-based collaboration on predictive disaster modelling.


  • Member
    Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research2016
  • Member
    Griffith Criminology Institute2015 - 2015


  • Graduate Diploma of Art
    Queensland University of Technology