Sebastien is a Research Associate working jointly for UNSW and New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
He has been a Fire Officer in France since 1997. His experience is in Bushfire fighting strategies, fire behaviour, prescribed burnings and command team management.
In 2012, Sebastien started a PhD at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, in ecology and biodiversity while pursuing his activities in the Bouches-du-Rhone Fire Service (Marseille). His topic was to investigate large fire behaviour in Europe.
In January 2017, he left his position in France for a one-year project in UNSW Canberra.
He is working on operational implications of dynamic fire propagation.
His advisor is Associate Professor Jason Sharples