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Kelly Murphy
Email: kamurphy@usc.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 5459 4409

Street address

National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life
USC
Ecosciences Precinct Dutton Park - Directions
41 Boggo Road
Dutton Park
Queensland 4102
Australia

Postal address

National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life (ML8)
USC
Locked Bag 4
MAROOCHYDORE DC QLD 4558
AUSTRALIA

Key contacts

Our office location 
Ecosciences Precinct Dutton Park - Directions
41 Boggo Road
Dutton Park
Queensland 4102
Australia

Centre Director
Professor Jeffrey J. Morrell
Email: jmorrell@usc.edu.au 
Tel: +61 0423 348 160
Office: Ecosciences Precinct Dutton Park 

Our people

The National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life brings together 12 researchers from USC, University of Queensland and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries interested in creating a thriving research enterprise that engages scientists from around the world to collaboratively to address durability issues central to the use of timber in Australia.

  • Professor Jeffrey Morrell (Chair), Director of the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life (USC)
  • Dr Babar Hassan, Research Fellow, National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life (USC)
  • Dr Tim Smith, Director Forestry and Biosciences RD&E, Horticulture & Forestry Science, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Mr Bill Leggate, Forest Product Innovation, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Professor Sritawat Kitipornchai, Professor Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Associate Professor Dilum Fernando, Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Dr Luis Yerman Martinez, Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Dr Felix Wiesner, Associate Lecturer in Timber Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Dr Andres Osorio, Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Professor Simon Washington, Head of School, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Dr Adam Redman, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Dr Henri Bailleres, Forest Product Innovation, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Dr Rodney Vella, Senior Technician, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Dr Gary Hopewell, A/Business Manager, Horticulture & Forestry Sciences, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Dr Robbie McGavin, Research Facility and Project Manager, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Lesley Francis, Senior Technician, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Q-DAF)
  • Kelly Murphy, Program Manager, Forestry Institute (USC)

For any feedback on this page or other pages across the National Centre for Timber Durability website please email kamurphy@usc.edu.au