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This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, WA. Resident experiences from the January 2014 Parkerville bushfire in Western Australia have been analysed in two reports for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, WA.
This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service The NSW Rural Fire Service commissioned both the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and the Bushfire CRC to conduct community-focused research with a number of communities hit hard by the bushfires in the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Port Stephens in October 2013.

Research team

Year Type Citation
2017 Journal Article McLennan, J., Every, D., Bearman, C. & Wright, L. On the concept of denial of natural hazard risk and its use in relation to householder wildfire safety in Australia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 21, 176-186 (2017).
2015 Report McLennan, J. The 'University Human Research Ethics Committees' Provisions for Expedited Reviews of Above-low Risk Research Such as Post-disaster Community Interview Studies. (2015).
2015 Report Trigg, J. et al. Capturing community experiences: South Australian bushfires January 2014. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).
2015 Report Wright, L. & McLennan, J. Capturing community members' bushfire experiences following the 12 January 2014 Parkerville (WA) fire: supplementary online survey. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).
2015 Report McLennan, J. Capturing community members' bushfire experiences: interviews with residents following the 12 January 2014 Parkerville (WA) fire. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).
2015 Journal Article McLennan, J., Paton, D. & Wright, L. At-risk householders' responses to potential and actual bushfire threat: An analysis of findings from seven Australian post-bushfire interview studies 2009–2014. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 12, 319-327 (2015).
2015 Report McLennan, J. & Evans, L. Stress and Growth Experiences Reported by Post-Bushfire Field Research Interviewers. (2015).
2014 Report Wright, L., McLennan, J., Birch, A., Horsey, B. & Penman, T. D. Community Understanding and Awareness of Bushfire Safety: October 2013 Bushfires - Overview. (2014).
2014 Journal Article McLennan, J., Paton, D. & Beatson, R. Psychological differences between south-eastern Australian householders' who intend to leave if threatened by a wildfire and those who intend to stay and defend. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 11, 35-46 (2014).
2014 Journal Article McLennan, J., Cowlishaw, S., Paton, D., Beatson, R. & Elliott, G. Predictors of south-eastern Australian householders’ strengths of intentions to self-evacuate if a wildfire threatens: two theoretical models. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23, 1176-1188 (2014).
2014 Report McLennan, J., Wright, L. & Birch, A. Community Understanding and Awareness of Bushfire Safety: October 2013 Bushfires - Part 1. (2014).
2013 Journal Article Whittaker, J., Haynes, K., Handmer, J. & McLennan, J. Community safety during the 2009 Australian ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires: an analysis of household preparedness and response. International Journal of Wildland Fire (2013). doi:10.1071/WF12010
2013 Journal Article McLennan, J., Elliott, G., Omodei, M. & Whittaker, J. Householders’ safety-related decisions, plans, actions and outcomes during the 7 February 2009 Victorian (Australia) wildfires. Fire Safety Journal 61, 175-184 (2013).
2012 Journal Article McLennan, J., Elliott, G. & Omodei, M. Householder decision-making under imminent wildfire threat: stay and defend or leave?. International Journal of Wildland Fire online early, (2012).
2012 Conference Proceedings McLennan, J., Elliott, G. & Omodei, M. When residents come under imminent wildfire threat, what aspects of decision making distinguish those who stay and defend their home from those who leave?. IAWF 3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference, Seattle, WA, 17-19 April 2012 87-89 (2012). at <http://www.iawfonline.org/pdf/3rd%20Human%20Dimensions%20Conference%20Proceedings%20-%20FINAL.pdf>
2012 Report McLennan, J., Elliott, G. & Omodei, M. Issues in Community Bushfire Safety: Analyses of Interviews Conducted by the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Research Task Force. (2012). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/resources/issues-community-bushfire-safety-analyses-interviews-conducted-2009-victorian-bushfires-re>
2011 Conference Proceedings McLennan, J. et al. Bushfire Survival-Related Decision Making: What the Stress and Performance Research Literature Tells Us. Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2011 Conference Science Day (2011). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/resources/pages-307-319-bushfire-survival-related-decision-making>
2011 Conference Proceedings Dunlop, P. D. et al. Capturing Community Members’ Bushfire Experiences: The Lake Clifton (WA) Fire. Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2011 Conference Science Day (2011). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/resources/pages-272-277-capturing-community-members-bushfire-experiences-lake-clifton-fire>
2011 Journal Article Beatson, R. & McLennan, J. What Applied Social Psychology Theories Might Contribute to Community Bushfire Safety Research After Victoria's “Black Saturday”. Australian Psychologist (2011). doi:10.1111/j.1742-9544.2011.00041.x
2011 Report McLennan, J. & Elliott, G. Community Members' Decision Making Under the Stress of Imminent Bushfire Threat - Murrindindi Fire. (La Trobe University, 2011). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/resources/community-members-decision-making-under-stress-imminent-bushfire-threat-murrindindi-fire>
2010 Journal Article Cowlishaw, S., Evans, L. & McLennan, J. Work-family conflict and crossover in volunteer emergency service workers. Work & Stress 24, 342 - 358 (2010).
2009 Journal Article Cowlishaw, S., Evans, L. & McLennan, J. The balance between volunteer work and family roles: Testing a theoretical model of work-family conflict in the volunteer emergency services. Australian Journal of Psychology (2009).
2009 Journal Article Cowlishaw, S., Evans, L. & McLennan, J. Impacts of emergency service volunteering on family members and relationships: Integrating work-family conflict and crossover models in the volunteer emergency services. (2009).
2008 Journal Article McLennan, J. & Birch, A. Why Would You Do It? Age and Motivation to Become a Fire Service Volunteer. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organizational Psychology 1, 7 - 11 (2008).
2008 Journal Article Cowlishaw, S., McLennan, J. & Evans, L. Volunteer firefighting and family life: An organisational perspective on conflict between volunteer and family roles. Australian Journal on Volunteering 13, 21-31 (2008).
2007 Journal Article Birch, A. & McLennan, J. NSW Grain Belt Community Survey 2005 - Evaluating the community s understanding about the NSW Rural Fire Service. Australian Journal on Volunteering 1, 14-25 (2007).
2007 Journal Article McLennan, J., Birch, A., Beatson, R. & Cowlishaw, S. Factors impacting on recruiting and retaining Australia's volunteer firefighters: Some reseach evidence. Australian Journal on Volunteering 12, (2007).
2007 Journal Article Birch, A. & McLennan, J. Who's interested? The NSW Grain Belt community survey about volunteering with the NSW Rural Fire Service. Australian Journal on Volunteering 1, 14-25 (2007).
2007 Conference Proceedings McLennan, J., Birch, A., Beatson, R. & Cowlishaw, S. Volunteer firefighting: A job for a woman?. 7th APS - Industrial / Organisational Psychology (2007).
2007 Journal Article Elliott, G., Omodei, M. & McLennan, J. "The Human Factors Interview Protocol: A Tool for the Investigation of Human Factors Issues in Emergency Management". Australian Journal of Emergency Management (2007).
2006 Report McLennan, J., Birch, A. & Palmer, A. Survey of ACT Rural Fire Service Women Volunteers. (2006). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/publications/citation/bf-1338>
2006 Journal Article McLennan, J., Holgate, A. M., Omodei, M. & Wearing, A. J. Decision Making Effectiveness in Wildfire Incident Management Teams. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 14, 27 - 37 (2006).
2006 Conference Paper McLennan, J. The South Australian CFS survey of women volunteers. 2nd Women in Firefighting Conference (2006). at <http://www.afac.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/6843/Women_volunteers_survey_SACFS.pdf>
2005 Journal Article McLennan, J. & Birch, A. A potential crisis in wildfire emergency response capability? Australia's volunteer firefighters. Global Environmental Change Part B: Environmental Hazards 6, 101 - 107 (2005).
2005 Journal Article Beatson, R. & McLennan, J. Australia's women volunteer firefighters: A literature review and research agenda. Australian Journal on Volunteering 2, 18-27 (2005).
2005 Journal Article McLennan, J. & Bertoldi, M. Australian rural fire services' recognition and service awards for volunteers. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 20, 17-21 (2005).
2005 Report McLennan, J. & Birch, A. Estimates of the Likely Impact on TFS Operational Volunteer Fire Fighter Numbers of Introducing Mandatory Fitness Standards. (2005). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/sites/default/files/managed/resource/tfs_report_2005_1_agefitness-2.pdf>
2005 Report Omodei, M., McLennan, J. & Reynolds, C. Identifying the Causes of Unsafe Firefighting Decisions: A Human Factors Interview Protocol. (2005).
2004 Report McLennan, J. Volunteer Data Base Collection and Management for Strategic Planning and Policy Development: A Comparison Across Fire Services. (2004). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/sites/default/files/managed/resource/jim_mcl-_data_management_-_report_2_2004.pdf>
2004 Report McLennan, J. Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers: Rural Fire Services’ Issues and Initiatives. (2004). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/sites/default/files/managed/resource/jim_mcl-_issues-initiatives_-_july_5.pdf>
2004 Report McLennan, J. Recruiting New Rural Fire Service Volunteers: Direct Expenditure Estimates. (2004). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/sites/default/files/managed/resource/occasional_report3-replacement_estimates.pdf>
2004 Report McLennan, J. Report Number 3: 2004 Profiles of Australia’s Volunteer Firefighters (revised). (BCRC, 2004). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/sites/default/files/managed/resource/report_3-profile.pdf>
2004 Report McLennan, J., Birch, A., Acker, F., Beatson, R. & Jamieson, R. Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Issues: A Review of the Literature. (2004). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/sites/default/files/managed/resource/report_4_lit_reviewd3.pdf>
2004 Report McLennan, J. Occasional Report Number 2004:1 Exit Interviews and Surveys (EISs) for Volunteers. (2004). at <http://www.bushfirecrc.com/sites/default/files/managed/resource/voluteerism_exit_interviews.pdf>

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