Keith Hayes

Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO Data 61


Keith Hayes is currently a senior research scientist leading CSIRO’s Data 61 Ecological and Environmental Risk Assessment (DEERA) team in the Hobart laboratories ( His research interests focus on the key steps in quantitative environmental risk assessment: hazard analysis, probabilistic risk calculations, uncertainty analysis and monitoring.

Keith’s team recently completed probabilistic risk assessments for the importation and contained field trials of genetically modified mosquitoes in Africa ( These mosquitoes are the first stages in a development pathway of a gene-drive technology designed to eradicate malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The team also recently helped design, develop and implement a landscape-level, cumulative, probabilistic risk assessment of the impacts of coal resource development on water resources and water-dependent assets as part Bioregional Assessments programme (