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
1st January 2008
End date
1st January 2010
Research areas



  • Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis (ACERA)