International Speaker: Jonathan Barnett

Jonathan has over 40 years’ experience in fire safety engineering. Previously a professor of fire engineering and mechanical engineering at WPI in the US, Jonathan has researched topics such as computer modelling of fire, structural fire protection and the development of tests for firefighting personal protective equipment. Today he is the Technical Director for RED Fire Engineers in Australia. 

As an expert witness, Jonathan has testified on fire events throughout the world. In 2001 Jonathan was a core team member for the Building Performance Study that investigated the events of 9/11. 

Currently, Jonathan is the national chair of Engineers Australia Society of Fire Safety and a Subject Matter Expert for The Australian Building Codes Board. He is also a founding and life Member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (NZ Chapter).