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A/Prof Jennifer Boldero
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This project will identify barriers and enablers in residents’ decision making, preparing, and planning with regard to natural hazards.

Posters credited

Improving the role of hazard communications in increasing residents' preparedness and response planning


Communication and education of risk mitigation strategies play an essential role in building and maintaining resilience through preparation and planning by residents. However, little is known about the relative effectiveness of existing hazard communications and education strategies. 

Does the Use of Information Sources Lead to Better Hazard Preparedness?


In two studies amongst residents of bushfire and flood prone areas we examined whether residents who actively use brochures, websites, and/or go to community information sessions to prepare, end up preparing more than those who do not use these sources. The studies supported this, but also showed that the majority of the sample did not use any information sources to prepare for bushfires and floods.

Resources credited

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook