Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences
Filippo is an environmental scientist with extensive experience in disaster risk reduction, spatial analysis, remote sensing, and coastal zone management.
He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (specialising in natural hazards) obtained at the University of Bologna (Italy). He is an invited co-author of two UNESCO/IOC Manuals for inundation risk management in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and of the 2014 United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. He has published ten scientific papers (nine as primary author) in international high-impact journals, including the prestigious open-access journal of Nature.
Before moving to Molino-Stewart, Filippo was a Senior Researcher at the University of Sydney’s Natural Hazards Group, where he was leading a $500,000 state-funded project to reduce the risk posed by natural hazards to NSW people with disabilities. Prior to that, Filippo was the Chief-Investigator (with Prof. Dominey-Howes) of the COVERMAR project , whose aim was to assess and map the impact of extreme floods on coastal assets in Sydney, using a risk assessment model that Filippo independently developed and validated.
In recognition of the contribution made in the field of resilience and risk analysis, Filippo received from the Attorney General’s Department the 2014 “Resilient Australia Award”, for the project COVERMAR.
Before moving to Australia in 2011, Filippo worked for six years as consultant for a global environmental engineering company, Med Ingegneria, from their offices in Italy. At Med Ingegneria he progressed from the position of spatial analyst, to the head of the Risk Assessment and GIS Office. He managed a team comprised of spatial scientists, geologists and engineers.
Filippo’s main fields of expertise are:
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