Robert Brander

Professor | Deputy Head of School
Qualifications

BSc (Toronto)

MSc (Toronto)

PhD (Sydney)

Professor Brander is a beach safety researcher who combines elements of coastal geomorphology and hazards with an understanding of social and demographic aspects of beachgoers. The overall goal of his research is to understand the physical-social interaction of beach hazards in order to reduce the incidence of drowning and injury on beaches and other coastal environments.  His research interests can be divided into 3 areas:

Beach Hazards

Much of his research has focussed on the rip current hazard. Rip currents are strong, narrow seaward flowing currents that extend from close to the shoreline, through the surf zone, and out past the line of breaking waves. They are common features on many of the world’s beaches and represent the main hazard to recreational swimmers. His research also examines surf zone injuries and their relationship to beach morphology and wave characteristics.
 
Beach Safety

Brander has conducted numerous studies focussing on beachgoer' understanding and behaviour in relation to beach safety interventions and hazards. 
 
Science Communication

Brander's research involves examining the effectiveness of various means of public safety intervention in relation to coastal hazards. His Science of the Surf Program (SOS) is an educational program aimed at providing a basic understanding of the scientific principles of beaches and surf zones to the Australian and international community. The goal is to reduce the incidence of drowning and injury on beaches. The program has led to a new field of research which focuses on examining the demographics, knowledge, and behavior of beachgoers to common beach hazards.  More information on the program can be found at:  www.scienceofthesurf.com
 

 

Journal articles
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Koon W; Schmidt A; Queiroga AC; Sempsrott J; Szpilman D; Webber J; Brander R, 2020, 'Need for consistent beach lifeguard data collection: Results from an international survey', Injury Prevention, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2020-043793
2020
Castelle B; Scott T; Brander R; McCarroll RJ; Tellier E; De Korte E; Tackuy L; Robinet A; Simonnet B; Salmi LR, 2020, 'Wave and Tide Controls on Rip Current Activity and Drowning Incidents in Southwest France', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 95, pp. 769 - 774, http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/SI95-150.1
2020
Lawes JC; Rijksen EJT; Brander RW; Franklin RC; Daw S, 2020, 'Dying to help: Fatal bystander rescues in Australian coastal environments', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0238317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238317
2020
Castelle B; Scott T; Brander R; McCarroll J; Robinet A; Tellier E; De Korte E; Simonnet B; Salmi LR, 2019, 'Environmental controls on surf zone injuries on high-energy beaches', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 19, pp. 2183 - 2205, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2183-2019
2019
Brewster BC; Gould RE; Brander RW, 2019, 'Estimations of rip current rescues and drowning in the United States', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 19, pp. 389 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-389-2019
2019
Brander RW; Warton N; Franklin RC; Shaw WS; Rijksen EJT; Daw S, 2019, 'Characteristics of aquatic rescues undertaken by bystanders in Australia', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212349
2019
Franklin RC; Peden AE; Brander RW; Leggat PA, 2019, 'Who rescues who? Understanding aquatic rescues in Australia using coronial data and a survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 43, pp. 477 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12900
2019
Castelle B; Brander R; Tellier E; Simonnet B; Scott T; McCarroll J; Campagne JM; Cavailhes T; Lechevrel P, 2018, 'Surf zone hazards and injuries on beaches in SW France', Natural Hazards, vol. 93, pp. 1317 - 1335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-018-3354-4
2018
Ménard AD; Houser C; Brander RW; Trimble S; Scaman A, 2018, 'The psychology of beach users: importance of confirmation bias, action, and intention to improving rip current safety', Natural Hazards, vol. 94, pp. 953 - 973, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-018-3424-7
2018
Clifford KM; Brander RW; Trimble S; Houser C, 2018, 'Beach safety knowledge of visiting international study abroad students to Australia', Tourism Management, vol. 69, pp. 487 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.06.032
2018
McCarroll RJ; Brander RW; Scott T; Castelle B, 2018, 'Bathymetric controls on rotational surfzone currents', Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, vol. 123, pp. 1295 - 1316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2017JF004491
2018
Houser C; Trimble S; Brander R; Chris Brewster B; Dusek G; Jones D; Kuhn J, 2017, 'Public perceptions of a rip current hazard education program: "Break the Grip of the Rip!"', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 17, pp. 1003 - 1024, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1003-2017
2017
Warton NM; Brander RW, 2017, 'Improving tourist beach safety awareness: The benefits of watching Bondi Rescue', Tourism Management, vol. 63, pp. 187 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.06.017
2017
Gallop SL; Harley MD; Brander RW; Simmons JA; Splinter KD; Turner IL, 2017, 'Assessing cross-shore and alongshore variation in beach morphology due to wave climate: Storms to decades', Oceanography, vol. 30, pp. 120 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.304
2017
McCarroll RJ; Brander RW; Turner IL, 2016, 'Bathymetric controls on very low frequency rip current motions', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 1, pp. 418 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/SI75-084.1
2016
Van Leeuwen BR; McCarroll RJ; Brander RW; Turner IL; Power HE; Bradstreet AJ, 2016, 'Examining rip current escape strategies in non-traditional beach morphologies', Natural Hazards, vol. 81, pp. 145 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-015-2072-4
2016
Gallop SL; Woodward E; Brander RW; Pitman SJ, 2016, 'Perceptions of rip current myths from the central south coast of England', Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 119, pp. 14 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.09.010
2016
Castelle B; Scott T; Brander RW; McCarroll RJ, 2016, 'Rip current types, circulation and hazard', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 163, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.09.008
2016
Miller I; Forster BC; Laffan SW; Brander RW, 2016, 'Bidirectional reflectance of coral growth-forms', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 37, pp. 1553 - 1567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2016.1154220
2016
McCarroll RJ; Brander RW; Turner IL; Leeuwen BV, 2016, 'Shoreface storm morphodynamics and mega-rip evolution at an embayed beach: Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia', Continental Shelf Research, vol. 116, pp. 74 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2016.01.013
2016
Brander R, 2016, 'The importance of visual rip current education', Physical Educator New Zealand
2016
Houser C; Brander R; Brannstrom C; Trimble S; Flaherty J, 2016, 'Case study of rip current knowledge amongst students participating in a study abroad program', Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad
2016
Castelle B; McCarroll RJ; Brander RW; Scott T; Dubarbier B, 2016, 'Modelling the alongshore variability of optimum rip current escape strategies on a multiple rip-channelled beach', Natural Hazards, vol. 81, pp. 663 - 686, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-015-2101-3
2016
Attard A; Brander RW; Shaw WS, 2015, 'Rescues conducted by surfers on Australian beaches', Accident Analysis & Prevention, vol. 82, pp. 70 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2015.05.017
2015
Drozdzewski D; Roberts A; Dominey-Howes D; Brander R, 2015, 'The Experiences of Weak and Non-Swimmers Caught in Rip Currents at Australian Beaches', Australian Geographer, vol. 46, pp. 15 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2014.953735
2015
Mackellar KM; Brander RW; Shaw WS, 2015, 'YouTube videos and the rip current hazard: Swimming in a sea of (mis)information?', International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, vol. 9, pp. 348 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijare2015-0030
2015
McCarroll RJ; Castelle B; Brander RW; Scott T, 2015, 'Modelling rip current flow and bather escape strategies across a transverse bar and rip channel morphology', Geomorphology, vol. 246, pp. 502 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.06.041
2015
Brander R, 2014, 'Sustainable coastal management and climate adaptation: global lessons from regional approaches in Australia', AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHER, vol. 45, pp. 246 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2014.899035
2014
McCarroll RJ; Brander RW; MacMahan JH; Turner IL; Reniers AJHM; Brown JA; Bradstreet A; Sherker S, 2014, 'Evaluation of swimmer-based rip current escape strategies', Natural Hazards, vol. 71, pp. 1821 - 1846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-013-0979-1
2014
McCarroll RJ; Brander RW; Turner IL; Power HE; Mortlock TR, 2014, 'Lagrangian observations of circulation on an embayed beach with headland rip currents', Marine Geology, vol. 355, pp. 173 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2014.05.020
2014
Brander RW; Drozdzewski D; Dominey-Howes D, 2014, '"Dye in the Water": A Visual Approach to Communicating the Rip Current Hazard', Science Communication, vol. 36, pp. 802 - 810, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1075547014543026
2014
Bradstreet AJ; Brander RW; McCarroll JR; Brighton B; Howes DD; Drozdzewski D; Sherker S; Turner I; Roberts A; MacMahan J, 2014, 'Rip current survival principles: Towards consistency', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 30, pp. 85 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/SI72-016.1
2014
Shaw WS; Goff J; Brander R; Walton T; Roberts A ; Sherker S , 2014, 'Surviving the surf zone: Towards more integrated rip current geographies', Applied Geographies, vol. 54, pp. 54 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.07.010
2014
McKay C; Brander RW; Goff J, 2014, 'Putting tourists in harms way - Coastal tourist parks and hazardous unpatrolled surf beaches in New South Wales, Australia', Tourism Management, vol. 45, pp. 71 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2014.03.007
2014
McCarroll R; Brander R; Macmahan JH; Turner IL; Reniers AJHM; Brown J; Bradstreet A, 2013, 'Assessing the effectiveness of rip current swimmer strategies, Shelly Beach, NSW, Australia**', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 12th International Coastal Symposium, pp. 784 - 789, http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/SI65-133
2013
Brander R; Dominey-Howes D; Champion C; Del Vecchio O; Brighton B, 2013, 'Brief Communication: A new perspective on the Australian rip current hazard', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 13, pp. 1687 - 1690, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-1687-2013
2013
Brighton B; Sherker S; Brander R; Thompson M; Bradstreet A, 2013, 'Rip current related drowning deaths and rescues in Australia 2004-2011', Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 13, pp. 1069 - 1075, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-1069-2013
2013
Hammerton CE; Brander RW; Dawe N; Riddington C; Engel R, 2013, 'Approaches for beach safety and education in Ghana: A case study for developing countries with a surf coast', International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, vol. 7, pp. 254 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.25035/ijare.07.03.08
2013
Hatfield J; Williamson AM; Sherker S; Brander R; Hayen A, 2012, 'Development and evaluation of an intervention to reduce rip current related beach drowning', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 46, pp. 45 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.10.003
2012
Williamson AM; Hatfield J; Sherker S; Brander R; Hayen A, 2012, 'A comparison of attitudes and knowledge of beach safety in Australia for beachgoers, rural residents and international tourists', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 36, pp. 385 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00888.x
2012
Brander R; Bradstreet A; Sherker S; Macmahan JH, 2011, 'Responses of swimmers caught in rip currents: perspectives on mitigating the global rip current hazard', International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, vol. 5, pp. 476 - 482
2011
Brander R, 2011, 'Book Review 'Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology' by Robin Davidson-Arnott', New Zealand Geographer, vol. 67, pp. 227 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-7939.2011.0125.x
2011
Macmahan JH; Reniers AJHM; Brown JA; Brander R; Thornton E; Stanton TP; Brown J; Carey WL, 2011, 'An introduction to rip currents based on field observations', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 27, pp. iii - vi, http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00024.1
2011
Brander RW, 2011, 'Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology', NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHER, vol. 67, pp. 227 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-7939.2011.01215_3.x
2011
Williamson A; Hatfield J; Sherker S; Brander R; Hayen A, 2010, 'IMPROVING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFECTIVE BEACH SAFETY INTERVENTION THROUGH AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF RISKY BEACH BEHAVIOUR', INJURY PREVENTION, vol. 16, pp. A51 - A52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ip.2010.029215.186
2010
Sherker S; Williamson AM; Hatfield J; Brander R; Hayen A, 2010, 'Beachgoers' beliefs and behaviours in relation to beach flags and rip currents', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 42, pp. 1785 - 1804, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2010.04.020
2010
Fletemeyer J; Leatherman S; Brander R, 2009, 'Getting Current', Aquatics International, vol. 21, pp. 14 - 15, http://www.aquaticsintnl.com/
2009
Kench P; Brander R; Parnell K; O Callaghan J, 2009, 'Seasonal variations in wave characteristics around a coral reef island, South Maalhosmadulu atoll, Maldives', Marine Geology, vol. 262, pp. 116 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2009.03.018
2009
Kench P; Parnell K; Brander R, 2009, 'Monsoonally influenced circulation around coral reef islands and seasonal dynamics of reef island shorelines', Marine Geology, vol. 266, pp. 91 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2009.07.013
2009
Kench P; Nichol S; Smithers SG; McLean RF; Brander R, 2008, 'Tsunami as agents of geomorphic change in mid-ocean reef islands', Geomorphology, vol. 95, pp. 361 - 383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.06.012
2008
Sherker S; Brander R; Finch CF; Hatfield J, 2008, 'Why Australia needs an effective national campaign to reduce coastal drowning', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 11, pp. 81 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2006.08.007
2008
Jago O; Kench PS; Brander R, 2007, 'Field observations of wave-driven water-level gradients across a coral reef flat', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006JC003740
2007
Kench P; Nichol SL; McLean RF; Smithers SG; Brander R, 2007, 'Impact of the Sumatran Tsunami on the geomorphology and sediments of reef islands: South Maalhosmadulu Atoll, Maldives', Atoll Research Bulletin, vol. 544, pp. 105 - 134
2007
Kench P; Brander R, 2006, 'Wave processes on coral reef flats: Implications for reef geomorphology using Australian case studies', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 22, pp. 209 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/05A-0016.1
2006
Kench P; Brander R; Parnell K; McLean RF, 2006, 'Wave energy gradients across a Maldivian atoll: Implications for island geomorphology', Geomorphology, vol. 81, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.03.003
2006
Daly M; Brander R, 2006, 'The dynamics of fringing reefs: A review and synthesis', Hydrographic Journal, pp. 17 - 23
2006
Brander R; Kench P, 2006, 'Response of reef island shorelines to seasonal climate oscillations: South Maalhosmadulu atoll, Maldives', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005JF000323
2006
Kench PS; McLean RF; Brander R; Nichol SL; Smithers SG; Ford MR; Parnell K; Aslam MR, 2006, 'Geological effects of tsunami on mid-ocean atoll islands: The Maldives before and after the Sumatran tsunami', Geology, vol. 34, pp. 177 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G21907.1
2006
Brander R; Kench P; Hart D, 2004, 'Spatial and temporal variations in wave characteristics across a reef platform, Warraber Island, Torres Strait, Australia', Marine Geology, vol. 207, pp. 169 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2004.03.014
2004
Stephenson WJ; Brander R, 2004, 'Coastal geomorphology', Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 28, pp. 569 - 580, http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0309133304pp426pr
2004
Baird ME; Roughan M; Brander R; Middleton JH; Nippard GJ, 2004, 'Mass-transfer-limited nitrate uptake on a coral reef flat, Warraber Island, Torres Strait, Australia', Coral Reefs, vol. 23, pp. 386 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-004-0404-z
2004
Brander R; Cowell P, 2003, 'A trend - surface technique for discrimination of surf-zone morphology: rip current channels', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 28, pp. 905 - 918, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.489
2003
Stephenson WJ; Brander RW, 2003, 'Coastal geomorphology into the twenty-first century', Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 27, pp. 607 - 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0309133303pp398pr
2003
Stephenson W; Brander R, 2003, 'Coastal geomorphology into the twenty first century', Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 27, pp. 681 - 697
2003
Brander R; Short A, 2001, 'Flow Kinematics of low-energy rip current systems', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 17, pp. 468 - 481
2001
Brander RW; Short AD, 2000, 'Morphodynamics of a large-scale rip current system at Muriwai Beach, New Zealand', Marine Geology, vol. 165, pp. 27 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-3227(00)00004-9
2000
Brander RW, 1999, 'Field observations on the morphodynamic evolution of a low-energy rip current system', Marine Geology, vol. 157, pp. 199 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-3227(98)00152-2
1999
Brander RW, 1999, 'Sediment transport in low-energy rip current systems', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 15, pp. 839 - 849
1999
Short AD; Brander RW, 1999, 'Regional variations in rip density', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 15, pp. 813 - 822
1999
Hughes MG; Masselink G; Brander RW, 1998, 'Erratum: Flow velocity and sediment transport in the swash zone of a steep beach (Marine Geology (1997) 138 (91-103)) PII S0025322797000145', Marine Geology, vol. 145, pp. 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-3227(97)85661-7
1998
Hughes MG; Masselink G; Brander RW, 1997, 'Flow velocity and sediment transport in the swash zone of a steep beach', Marine Geology, vol. 138, pp. 91 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-3227(97)00014-5
1997
Greenwood B; Richards RG; Brander RW, 1993, 'Acoustic imaging of sea-bed geometry: A High Resolution Remote Tracking Sonar (HRRTS II)', Marine Geology, vol. 112, pp. 207 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0025-3227(93)90169-V
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Book Chapters
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Brander R, 2019, 'Beach Safety Research', in , Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48657-4_40-2
2019
Brander R, 2019, 'Rip Currents', in , Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48657-4_261-2
2019
Brander R; Scott T, 2016, 'Science of the Rip Current Hazard', in The Science of Beach Lifeguarding, CRC Press, pp. 67 - 86
2016
Brander R, 2015, 'Rip Currents', in Ellis JT; Sherman DJ (ed.), Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, edn. Hazards and Disasters, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 335 - 379
2015
Short AD; Brander R, 2014, 'Beach Hazard and Risk Assessment', in Drowning. Prevention, Rescue, Treatment., edn. Second Edition, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 287 - 291
2014
Brander R; Hasnoot T, 2014, 'Patterns of Tides, Currents, Waves and Surf', in Drowning. Prevention, Rescue, Treatment., edn. Second Edition, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 279 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04253-9
2014
Brander R; Macmahan JH, 2011, 'Future Challenges for Rip Current Research and Outreach', in Leatherman S; Fletemeyer J (ed.), Rip Currents: Beach safety, physical oceanography and wave modelling, edn. Original, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp. 1 - 29
2011
Brander RW, 2005, 'Rip currents', in Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, pp. 811 - 813
2005
Brander R; Osborne PD; Parnell K, 2003, 'High-energy beach and nearshore processes', in Goff JR; Nichol SL; Rouse HL (ed.), The New Zealand Coast ? Te Tai o Aotearoa, edn. 1, Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 119 - 142
2003
Conference Papers
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Brander R; McCarroll RJ, 2013, 'Spatial variability in circulation and cross-shore exchange across multiple rip channels on an embayed beach', in Spatial variability in circulation and cross-shore exchange across multiple rip channels on an embayed beach, Coasts & Ports 2013 Conference, Sydney, presented at Coasts & Ports 2013 Conference, Sydney, 11 September 2013 - 13 September 2013
2013
Hatfield J; Williamson AM; Sherker S; Brander R; Hayen A; Dunn N, 2012, 'Development and evaluation of campaigns to reduce rip-current-related beach drowning', in 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Injury Prevention, BMJ Journals, http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/18/Suppl_1.toc, pp. A135, presented at 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Wellington, New Zealand, 01 October 2012 - 04 October 2012, http://bmj-injuryprev.highwire.org/content/18/Suppl_1/A135.1.full.pdf
2012
McCarroll J; Brander R; Macmahan JH; Turner IL; Reniers AJHM; Brown JA, 2012, 'RIPSAFE - Rip current swimmer and flater experiments.', in International Rip Current Symposium, SLSC, Sydney, presented at 2nd International Rip Current Symposium, Sydney, -
2012
Hatfield J; Williamson AM; Sherker S; Brander R, 2011, 'Improving beach safety: the Science of the Surf (SOS) research project', in World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011. Program and Proceedings, Royal Life Saving Society, DaNang, Vietnam, pp. 164 - 164, presented at World Conference on Drowning Prevention, DaNang, Vietnam, 10 May 2011 - 13 May 2011, http://www.worldconferenceondrowningprevention2011.org/content_common/pg-advances-in-lifesaving.seo
2011
Sherker S; Thompson M; Agnew P; Farmer N; Bradstreet A; Brander R; Drozdzewski D, 2011, 'Swim or float? An evidence-based approach to reducing the risk of rip related drowning in Australia', in World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011. Program and Proceedings, Royal Life Saving Society, DaNang, Vietnam, pp. 167 - 167, presented at World Conference on Drowning Prevention, DaNang, Vietnam, 10 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
2011
Drozdzewski D; Shaw W; Brander R; Goff J; Dominey-Howes D; Sherker S; Walton T, 2011, 'Reducing rip current drowning: lessons from interviews with rip current survivors', in World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011. Program and Proceedings, Royal Life Saving Society, DaNang, Vietnam, pp. 166 - 166, presented at World Conference on Drowning Prevention, DaNang, Vietnam, 10 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
2011
Williamson AM; Hatfield J; Sherker S; Brander R; Hayen A, 2011, 'Why are you swimming there? Analysis of risky swimming behaviour on Australian beaches', in World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011. Program and Proceedings, Royal Life Saving Society, DaNang, Vietnam, pp. 165 - 165, presented at World Conference on Drowning Prevention, DaNang, Vietnam, 10 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
2011
Greenwood B; Brander R; Joseph EJ, 2011, 'Far-infragravity and infragravity "pulses" in a rip current', in WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp. 123 - 135, presented at 2nd International Conference on Physical Coastal Processes, Management and Engineering, Coastal Processes 2011, Naples, Italy, 27 April 2011 - 29 April 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/CP110111
2011
Brander R; Hatfield J; Sherker S; Williamson AM; Hayen A, 2011, 'An evaluation of a community knowledge-based intervention on beach safety: the Science of the Surf (SOS) presentations', in World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011. Program and Proceedings, Royal Life Saving Society, Danang, Vietnam, pp. 166 - 166, presented at World Conference on drowning prevention 2011, Danang, Vietnam, 10 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
2011
Greenwood B; Brander R; Joseph E; Hughes MG; Baldock TE; Aagaard T, 2009, 'Sediment flux in a rip channel on a barred intermediate beach under low wave energy', in Coastal Processes, WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp. 197 - 209, presented at 1st International Conference on Physical Coastal Processes, Management and Engineering, Malta, http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/CP090181
2009
Haas KA; Svendsen LA; Brander RW; Nielsen P, 2003, 'MODELING of A RIP CURRENT SYSTEM on MORETON ISLAND, AUSTRALIA', in Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference, pp. 784 - 796, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812791306_0067
2003
Brander R; Cowell P; Short A, 2001, 'Morphometric Approaches to Describing Rip Current Behaviours', in Journal of Coastal Research, Coastal Education & Research Foundation, Lawrence, KS, USA, presented at Challenges for the 21st Century in Coastal Sciences, Engineering and Environment, Rootarua, 01 April 2000
2001
Nielsen P; Brander R; Hughes MG, 2001, 'Rip currents: Observations of hydraulic gradients, friction factors and wave pump efficiency', in Hanson H; Larson M (ed.), 4th Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Lund, Sweden, pp. 483 - 492, presented at 4th Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Lund, Sweden, 11 June 2001 - 15 June 2001, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40566(260)49
2001
Brander R, 2000, 'Measurements of flow velocity and sediment transport in a rip current', in Bae D-H; Voas J (ed.), Proceedings of Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE), Sydney, pp. 3395 - 3408, presented at 27th International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2000), Sydney, 16 July 2000 - 21 July 2000, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40549(276)264
2000
Brander RW; Short AD; Osborne PD; Hughes MG; Mitchell DM, 1999, 'Field measurements of a large-scale rip current system', in Kraus NC; McDougal WG (ed.), COASTAL SEDIMENTS '99, VOLS 1-3, AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS, HAUPPAUGE, NY, pp. 562 - 575, presented at 4th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, HAUPPAUGE, NY, 21 June 1999 - 23 June 1999, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000084507500040&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1999
Short AD; Brander RW, 1999, 'Rip scaling in low- to high-energy wave environments', in Kraus NC; McDougal WG (ed.), COASTAL SEDIMENTS '99, VOLS 1-3, AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS, HAUPPAUGE, NY, pp. 551 - 561, presented at 4th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, HAUPPAUGE, NY, 21 June 1999 - 23 June 1999, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000084507500039&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1999
Brander RW; Greenwood B, 1993, 'Bedform roughness and suspended sediment transport in the surf zone', in National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, pp. 241 - 246
1993
BRANDER R; GREENWOOD B, 1993, 'BEDFORM ROUGHNESS AND THE RE-SUSPENSION AND TRANSPORT OF SAND UNDER SHOALING AND BREAKING WAVES - A FIELD-STUDY', in PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1993 CANADIAN COASTAL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, NATL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA COASTAL ZONE ENGN PROGRAM, VANCOUVER, CANADA, pp. 587 - 599, presented at 1993 Canadian Coastal Conference, VANCOUVER, CANADA, 04 May 1993 - 07 May 1993, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1993BB05H00044&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1993
Books
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Brander R, 2010, Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book: everything you need to know about surf, sand and rips, 1st, UNSW Press, Sydney
2010
Conference Presentations
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Hatfield J; Williamson AM; Brander R; Sherker S; Whibley B, 2008, 'The Science of the Surf (SOS): The development and evaluation of national education campaign for beach safety', presented at 2008 Water Safety Conference, Sydney, Australia
2008
Areas of Expertise

Coastal processes including beach hazards (eg rip currents and large waves), beach and coastal erosion, coastal management issues (storm erosion and structures), coastal oceanography, marine geology and physical geography, coral reef islands