Dr Rob Brander


Increased knowledge, education and resources are needed to address the ongoing problem of rip current drownings on Australian beaches, writes Rob Brander.


If we really want to reduce beach drownings, more research needs to be done to determine the most effective ways to educate people about rip currents, writes Rob Brander.


UNSW's 'Dr Rip', Associate Professor Rob Brander, is appearing in a new documentary airing this summer to help teach Australians how to avoid dangerous rips.

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Rip currents claim more lives in Australia on average each year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined, UNSW research shows.

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In subject areas as diverse as preventing beach drownings and understanding the cosmos, six UNSW-affiliated researchers have been singled out as finalists for prestigious Eureka Prizes.

A UNSWTV video on beach safety that has been viewed by thousands of people has won an Australian Safer Communities Award.