Kirrilly is a Senior Researcher at CQUni's Appleton Institute, as was one of ABC's Top 5 scientists under 40 for 2015.
She is a trained anthropologist who uses ethnographic methods to research the cultural dimensions of risk-perception and safety. Kirrilly has particular interests in human-animal interactions, high risk interspecies activities and equestrianism. She has proposed the 'Pets as Protective Factor' principle, based on a DECRA project identifying how animal attachment can be re-considered as a protective factor for human survival of natural disasters.
|CRC Project||Managing Animals in Disasters: Improving preparedness, response, and resilience through individual and organisational collaboration||Kirrilly Thompson, Penny Burns, Greg Eustace|
The Managing Animals in Disasters project (MAiD) is seeking to identify and build best practice approaches to animal welfare emergency management to enable engagement with animal owners and other stakeholders in disasters/emergencies.
The Managing Animals in Disasters project (MAiD) is seeking to identify and build best practice approaches to animal emergency management to enable engagement with animal owners and other stakeholders in disasters and emergencies.
Emergency responders (ERS) have identified horse owners and horses as a priority in animal emergency management.
|Presentation-Slideshow||27 Mar 2014||Managing animals in disasters||Save (1.74 MB)||animals, communities, resilience|
|Presentation-Audio-Video||27 Oct 2014||Out of sight, out of mind: Increasing the disaster resilience of homeless people||animals, risk management|
|HazardNoteEdition||19 Mar 2015||How three South Australian communities responded to the 2014 bushfires||Save (130.53 KB)||communication, communities, decision making|
|Presentation-Slideshow||10 Apr 2015||Managing Animals in Disasters 2015 NSW RAF Presentation||Save (2.09 MB)||animals, emergency management, response|
|HazardNoteEdition||21 Oct 2015||Turning warnings into action||Save (236.32 KB)||animals, communication, tsunami|