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2017: Doctor of Philosophy (Science), School of Geosciences, University of Sydney
Thesis title: “Assessing the potential, application, and implications of volunteered geographic information in disaster risk reduction”.
Supervisor: Dr Eleanor Bruce (University of Sydney)
Associate supervisors: Dr Joshua Whittaker (University of Wollongong), A/Prof Kurt Iveson (University of Sydney), Prof Matt Duckham (RMIT)
2014: Vespucci Institute participation, “VGI and Citizen Science: engaging, creating and understanding”. International summer training school, Vespucci Initiative, Fiesole, Italy.
2010: Master of Applied Science (Spatial Information Science), School of Geosciences, University of Sydney
2009: Bachelor of Science (Geography, Geology & Geophysics), Faculty of Science, University of Sydney
2020: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration fund (£9,990.91) for project titled ‘LGBTIQ+ experiences of COVID-19 (UK and Brazil)’. Role – Chief-investigator.
2020: Nominated for Positive Role Model (LGBT) award at 2020 National Diversity Awards (award pending)
2019: HCRI Research support fund (competitive) (£1,700) for project titled ‘A spatial and thematic analysis of graffiti in divided Nicosia, Cyprus’. Role – Chief-investigator.
2019: Students’ Outstanding Teaching Award (nominated), Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester.
2019: Royal Geographic Society Innovative Geography Teaching Grant (£1,000) for project developing disaster simulation toolkit for schools. Role – Co Chief-investigator (with Ficklin)
2019: HCRI Research support fund (competitive) (£3,230) for project titled ‘The writing on the wall: reading social realities through graffiti and street art in conflict-affected societies’. Role – Chief-investigator (with Lepp, Arthur, Vogel and O’Driscoll).
2018: Social Responsibility and Cultural Engagement Fund, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (£1,655), University of Manchester, for project supporting humanitarian mapathons with university students, local community charities, and primary schools. Role – Chief-investigator (with Huck)
2018: Early Career Visiting Fellowship, Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS), (AU$4,000), University of Wollongong (visit April 2019).
2016: Special Recognition Award, Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
2016 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (AU$1,030), University of Sydney
2016 Institute of Australian Geographers Travel Grant for attendance and presentation at the 2016 IAG conference, Adelaide, SA ($350), IAG.
2015 School of Geosciences Special Recognition Award for contributions and involvement in the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney.
2015 Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement (AU$500), University of Sydney
2015 International Association of Wildland Fire PhD Student Scholarship (US$3,000), IAWF
2015 Esri Young Scholars Award, Esri Australia
2015 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (AU$1,067), University of Sydney
2014 Vespucci Summer Institute 2014, “VGI and Citizen Science: engaging, creating and understanding,” Fiesole, tuition and travel grant (€800), Esri
2014 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (AU$900), University of Sydney
2014 PhD scholarship (3.5 years), (AU$98,000), Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
2013 Research support funding (AU$5,000), Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods Program – Tasmania Fire Service
2013 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (AU$945), University of Sydney
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester
2017 – present: Lecturer and course coordinator:
Postgraduate level – Disaster Management : Theory and Application (2017, 2018, 2019); A Critical Introduction to GIS and Disasters (designed module) (2018, 2019, 2020); Research and Evaluation Methods (lecturer only) (2017); Disaster Preparedness (online – designed module) (2019, 2020)
Undergraduate level – GIS and Disasters (designed module) (2018, 2020); Introduction to Disaster Management (lecturer only) (2017, 2019); Disasters and Development (lecturer only) (2017)
Supervision: 2 PhD candidates (expected completions in 2020 and 2023); 2 BSc Dissertations (expected completion 2020); 16 MSc Dissertations (7 completed in 2018; 7 completed in 2019; 2 expected completion 2020)
School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia 2017: Lecturer and unit coordinator:
Postgraduate level – Geographic Information Systems Applications; Intermediate GIS.
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London
2016: Delivered guest lecture and practical class with Patrick Rickles on introductory GIS for Urban Environmental Planning and Management in Development.
School of Geosciences, University of Sydney
2016: Guest lecturer on postgraduate unit GIS in Coastal Management. 2013-2016: Practical/lab demonstrating and tutoring for the following undergraduate units of study: Junior – Introduction to Geography (2013) Intermediate – Natural Hazards: A GIS Approach (2014, 2015); The Geography of Cities and Regions (2014, 2016) Senior – GIS in Coastal Management (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016); Coastal Environments and Processes (2014, 2015)
2017 – Present: Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester (permanency confirmed/probation passed May 2020)
Lecturer in International Disaster Management
– Equality, Diversity & Inclusion representative (January 2019 – Present)
– Director of Postgraduate Teaching (July 2019 – August 2020)
– Programme lead, MSc International Disaster Management (September 2017- July 2019)
2017: School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
– investigating environmental livelihood security for climate-smart landscapes for agricultural policy in the South Pacific, with a particular focus on the development of novel methodologies for using crowdsourced geographic information from local stakeholders
– GIS Lecturer and unit coordinator
2013 – 2016: School of Geosciences, University of Sydney
Casual academic (Tutor/Demonstrator and Research Assistant)
– GIS based spatial analysis and modelling for multiple research projects in the Schools of Geosciences, Economics, and Architecture.
– Teaching in junior, intermediate and senior undergraduate geography and GIS (see Teaching Experience below).
2012 – 2015: Private GIS Tutor
Role: Tutor for GIS students at Birkbeck, University of London, and students in the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney.
2013 – 2014: FRANS Inc.
Role: Disability Support Worker – assisting students with disability to attend lectures, navigate campus, exercise and manage weekly budgets.
2011: Sensis Pty Ltd | Location Navigation
Role: GIS Researcher – sourcing and compiling research material and data for production of new or existing print and digital map products, field checking, and database maintenance.
2011: University of Sydney | School of Geosciences
Role: Research Assistant to Kurt Iveson, applying GIS and spatial analysis to examine issues of outdoor furniture advertising in Sydney, and the production of maps portraying ‘Green Ban’ sites across Sydney using historical data.
Service to profession:
2019: Co-founded International Consortium for Conflict Graffiti (ICCG) (with Vogel, Lepp, Arthur and O’Driscoll). See https://www.facebook.com/International-Consortium-for-Conflict-Graffiti-ICCG-117124393070806/?ref=br_rs
Consultant to Gapminder Foundation – assisting to fact check and nuance information on disasters
Peer reviewing for journals: Annals of the American Association of Geographers; Applied Geography; Computers, Environment and Urban Systems; Geoforum; GeoJournal; International Journal of Disaster Risk Science; International Journal of GIS; Journal of Spatial Science; The Geographical Journal
Peer reviewing for publishers/other: Routledge handbooks; UNDRR Global Assessment Report
Service to school and university:
2018 – present: HCRI Equality and Diversity representative (for the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures)
2019 – 2020: HCRI Director of Postgraduate Teaching, and lead admin on departmental work allocations
2019: Hosted Humanitarian Mapathon – 40 volunteers from HCRI and across the University of Manchester mapped ~20,000 features (huts, roads etc) in poorly-mapped regions of Uganda to improve healthcare delivery
2017 – 2019: HCRI Programme Lead, MSc International Disaster Management (recruitment and admissions work, pastoral care, administration)
2017 – 2019: Various HCRI, University of Manchester, outreach activities including Open Days and Insight Day workshops; Mentor for three talented but disadvantaged high school students in the Manchester Access Programme
2015 – 2016: Listed as University of Sydney expert for media commentary on bushfire disasters, community engagement, and geographic information and communication technologies.
2016: Delivered GIScience workshops for the Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Camp (a University of Sydney program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students).
2015 – 2016: Co-established and coordinated weekly school morning tea “GeoBites”.
2015: Representative for School of Geosciences at University of Sydney Open Day.
2015: Delivered workshop on GIScience, VGI and disaster management at the “Meet & Greet a BIG Geek” International Science School (ISS) event, University of Sydney.
2015: Coordinator and session chair for University of Sydney Geography seminar series, “Thinking Space: Geographers and the Environment” (13 seminars).
2014: Assisted supervise and facilitate study programs for visiting students from European schools and universities.
2019: Early Career Visiting Research Fellow (competitive), Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS), hosted by Dr Christine Eriksen and Dr Scott McKinnon. Wollongong, 2 April to 30 April.
2012 – Present: Blogging. Author of personal/geography blog, https://billyhaworth.com/blog, contributor to HCRI blog, and past contributor to urban culture blog, Trending City.
2016 Guest weekly host of Twitter account for citizen science discussions, @IAmCitSci, November 2016.
2015 Visiting academic to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, hosted by Dr Caren Cooper, Assistant Director of the Biodiversity Research Lab, to discuss and present my work, network, and learn in the field of citizen science. Raleigh, NC, 26 April to 3 May 2015.
2014 Invited to participate as Early Career Researcher in Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) funded project with researchers from University of Sydney, University of Western Australia, University of Southampton, and University of Auckland to assist in preparing a white paper on the theme ‘A Spatial Framework for Assessing Environmental Livelihood Security’
2014 Research assistant for project employing geographical citizen science to record patterns of humpback whale presence in Jervis Bay, NSW
2014 Completed survey of 12 communities in high fire risk areas in collaboration with the Tasmania Fire Service to investigate levels of engagement and interest in VGI and social media for bushfire awareness and preparation
2011 Contributed GIS mapping to submission for inquiry into the regulation of billboard and outdoor advertising to the Australian Parliament, House of Representatives
2010 Collaborated with the City of Sydney council on a research project investigating spatial and social issues relating to graffiti policy and removal within the Local Government Area
2009 Participated in research trip to SE Asia investigating rural development and economic geographies along the Mekong River, working with local university students, NGOs, and village communities in China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The final dissertation addressed impacts of infrastructure development on rural communities and livelihoods
Memberships and fellowships:
2020 – present: Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
2017 – present: Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (RGS with IBG), London UK
2016 – present: Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG), Australia
2015 – 2017: Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab), USA
2014 – 2017: Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, Australia.
2015 – 2016: International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), USA
2014 – 2016: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Washington USA
2012 – 2014: Young geographer, Royal Geographical Society (RGS with IBG), London UK
1 January 2020
BBC Breakfast – live interview during the South Coast NSW bushfire crisis in Australia
BBC News at 9 – live interview during the South Coast NSW bushfire crisis in Australia
5 October 2020, “Can Graffiti in Conflict Zones Tell Us More than What Meets the Eye?” University of Waterloo news. Available at https://uwaterloo.ca/peace-conflict-studies/news/can-graffiti-conflict-zones-tell-us-more-what-meets-eye
5 May 2020, “HCRI academic nominated for National Diversity Award”. University of Manchester news. Available at https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/hcri-academic-nominated-for-national-diversity-award/
1 January 2020, Mail Online bushfire coverage, “Dr Billy Tusker Haworth discusses horrific bushfires in Australia”. Daily Mail. Available at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7843735/Evacuation-zone-set-ahead-46C-Saturday-Australian-towns-brink-humanitarian-crisis.html
3 October 2019, “Academic Spotlight: Dr Billy Haworth”. HCRI website. http://www.blog.hcri.ac.uk/academic-spotlight-dr-billy-tusker-haworth/
13 July 2019, Haworth, B.T., Arthur, C. & Lepp, E. (2019). Cyprus’ graffiti paints a rich and complex picture of a society divided. The Independent. Available at https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/graffiti-art-cyprus-politics-society-a9002851.html
10 July 2019, Haworth, B.T., Arthur, C. & Lepp, E. (2019). Graffiti in Cyprus paints a rich and complex picture of this divided society. The Conversation. Available at https://theconversation.com/graffiti-in-cyprus-paints-a-rich-and-complex-picture-of-this-divided-society-119437
19 May 2019, Haworth, B.T., Eriksen, C. & McKinnon, S. (2019). Online tools can help people in disasters, but do they represent everyone? The Conversation. Available at https://theconversation.com/online-tools-can-help-people-in-disasters-but-do-they-represent-everyone-116810.
16 August 2018, “An interview with Billy Tusker Haworth”, LGBT-STEM (https://lgbtstem.wordpress.com)
6 March 2017, “The Young Scholars university initiative solidifying geospatial science as a smart career choice”, by Ben Doyle, ESRI Australia.
7 November 2016, “5 experts reveal their top tips for summer“, The University of Sydney News
15 August 2016, “Focus on Research. Enriching Learning Experiences“, International Association of Wildland Fire E-News
9 August 2016, “Enriching learning experiences“, Fire Australia magazine, Winter 2016 edition (posted online at bnhcrc.com.au)
July 2016, “Billy Haworth at the IAG Conference“, School of Geosciences News and Events, University of Sydney
July 2015, “New data raises questions around anti-graffiti methods“, GIS in Action – Enabling Government, Esri Australia.
13 July 2015, “Recently two PhD researchers from the University of Tasmania and the University of Sydney were recognised for their innovative work with the TFS Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods program“, by Peter Middleton, News, Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods
24 June 2015, “Student recognised with international scholarship“, by Nathan Maddock, News from the CRC, Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
23 June 2015, “Maps to challenge Sydney’s graffiti problem“, by Anthony Wallace, Spatial Source
18 June 2015, “New research to help scrub out graffiti“, School of Geosciences News and Events, University of Sydney
17 June 2015, “New research to help scrub out graffiti“, by Danielle Mulligan, News, Esri Australia
2SM (Sydney) – invited to provide comment on South Australia bushfires, community preparedness and social media use for disaster communication
ABC 666 (Canberra), Breakfast with Philip Clark – invited to discuss GIS and graffiti management research and Esri Young Scholar award
Radio 2HC (Coffs Harbour), Afternoons with Mike Welsh – invited to discuss GIS and graffiti management research and Esri Young Scholar award
Radio 6PR (Perth), Mornings with Gary Adshead – invited to discuss GIS and graffiti management research and Esri Young Scholar award
891 ABC (Adelaide), Breakfast – invited to discuss social media use during Sydney siege hostage crisis
936 ABC, Breakfast (Hobart) – invited to discuss PhD research into VGI and bushfire preparation in Tasmania
ABC Northern Tasmania, Breakfast with Belinda King – discussing PhD research into VGI and bushfire preparation in Tasmania
Star FM 93.7 (St Helens) – discussing PhD research into VGI and bushfire preparation in Tasmania
Edge Radio 99.3 (Hobart), The Brink with Ben Waterworth – discussing PhD research into VGI and bushfire preparation in Tasmania