Wayne has been employed as a seismologist involved in the operation of regional, local and micro scale seismic networks for the past 32 years. As Operations Manager at the Seismology Research Centre (SRC), Wayne is responsible for a network of around 60 seismic recorders operated on behalf of large infrastructure owners in eastern Australia, providing near real-time earthquake alarm information. Wayne also oversees the Seismic Hazard team at the Seismology Research Centre that has been carrying out site specific seismic hazard assessments for locations in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific since 1976. These include Probabilistic and Deterministic Seismic Hazard Assessments (PSHA and DSHA) and Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Assessments (PFDHA) for dams, tailings structures, mines, bridges, rail lines, power stations, onshore and offshore gas processing plants, port facilities, pipelines and fuel and chemical storage tanks.
Wayne was part of a team responsible for acceptance testing, and several successful deployment and retrieval campaigns of the Australian Geophysical Observing System (AGOS) Ocean Bottom Seismograph fleet. Recently, Wayne has been involved in the design of the proposed Kundu Tower, the tallest building in Port Moresby, PNG as the seismic expert for the expert advisory panel. Following the 2021 magnitude Mw 5.9 Woods Point earthquake Wayne took part in the rapid installation of the combined Geoscience Australia/Melbourne University aftershock network and epicentral damage reconnaissance around Woods Point.