Timothy Neale completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand before, in 2014, completing his PhD at the University of Melbourne in Australia. From 2014 to 2016, he was a Research Fellow in the Institute for Culture & Society at Western Sydney University, and then Research Fellow in the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University from 2016 to 2018. Since 2019, he has been a Senior Research Fellow in the Alfred Deakin Institute and Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Geography at Deakin University.
Timothy’s current primary research projects examine fire and its management through a social lens. This includes the Australian Research Council DECRA project Pyrosecurity: understanding and managing bushfires in a changing climate (2019-2022) and Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities (2017-2020), a project funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre that seeks to support Aboriginal peoples engagements with natural hazards management.
At Deakin, Timothy is Deputy Convener and Collaborations Leader of the Deakin Science and Society Network, an interdisciplinary initiative that supports science-literate social research and socially-engaged science. He also chaired the Anthropocene Campus Melbourne in 2018 and has contributed to several committees including the Society for Social Studies of Science‘s 2018 and 2019 conference committees.