Project status: In progress

This project compare quarantine risk analysis systems. It will initially gather and collate information from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, USA, UK, Chile and Thailand. This helps develop a methodology to analyse the biosecurity risks more effectively, and provide a higher level of confidence to Australia's quarantine risk assessment system. The project will:

  • Evaluate the information needed to provide a comprehensive qualitative and subsequent quantitative review of quarantine risk assessment systems

  • Evaluate and compare qualitatively the different quarantine risk assessment systems

  • Evaluate how different risk analysis approaches deal with uncertainty.

Research team
QUT External collaborators Paul De Barro (CSIRO)
Organisational unit
Lead unit Science and Engineering Faculty Other units
Start date
1 January 2008
End date
1 January 2010
Research areas



  • Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis (ACERA)