Our People

Vivienne Tippett
Project Leader

About

Professor Tippett is Professor and Head of Discipline for Paramedicine in the Faculty of Health at QUT and the Director of Research for QUT’s School of Clinical Science.  Professor Tippett is also an Executive Member of the Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management (CDEM) and has worked for over ten years as a researcher in the area of pre-hospital care, including seven years as Director of the Australian Centre for Pre-hospital Care Research at University of Queensland and Queensland Ambulance Service. In recognition of this work she was awarded the Distinguished Services Medal by the Queensland Ambulance Service in 2011. In 2014 she was achnowledged as one of 125 Women in Leadership awardees by the YWCA.

Professor Tippett is currently leading a Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC consortium on emergency warnings and crisis communication.

Project leadership

Community members experiencing natural disasters often do not comply with official government instructions during the response and recovery phases. Consequences of this can include obstructing the emergency response and putting lives at risk. This project is developing and testing emergency warning messages to establish which message framing best achieves compliance.

Posters credited

Building resilient communities: Creating effective multi-channel communication during disaster response and recovery


To examine evidence-based strategies that motivate appropriate action and increase informed decision-making during the response and recovery phases of disasters.

Building Resilient Communities: Creating Effective Multi-Channel Communication During Disaster Response and Recovery


Our aim is to examine evidence-based strategies to motivate appropriate action and increase informed decision-making during the response and recovery phases of disasters. We combine expertise in communication, consumer psychology and marketing, disaster and emergency management, and law.

Vivienne Tippett Conference Poster 2016


Testing the elements of optimal emergency warnings: Some insights from 10 focus groups and 77 experiments of 3615 Australians

Key Topics:

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