Resilience to Hazards

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This theme aims to improve the conceptualisation of resilience and the factors that both promote and inhibit its development.  Improved understanding of these factors will optimise the development of a capability to identify vulnerability, manage the risk and enable resilience.

Projects in this research theme, by cluster

Emergency Management Capability
Project Research leader Affiliation
Capability needs for emergency & disaster management organisations
Dr Paul Barnes Queensland University of Technology
Catastrophic and cascading events: planning and capability
Andrew Gissing Macquarie University
Diversity: building strength and capability
Celeste Young Victoria University
Forecasting impact for severe weather
Harald Richter Bureau of Meteorology
Practical decision tools for improved decision-making in complex, time-constrained and multi-team environments
Dr Chris Bearman CQUniversity
Communication and warnings
Project Research leader Affiliation
Child-centred disaster risk reduction
Prof Kevin Ronan CQUniversity
Community understanding of the tsunami risk and warnings systems in Australia
Prof Douglas Paton Charles Darwin University
Connecting communities and resilience: A multi–hazard study of preparedness, response and recovery communications
Prof Vivienne Tippett Queensland University of Technology
Flood risk communication
Dr Mel Taylor Macquarie University
Improving the role of hazard communications in increasing residents’ preparedness and response planning
A/Prof Jennifer Boldero University of Melbourne
Managing Animals in Disasters: Improving preparedness, response, and resilience through individual and organisational collaboration
Dr Mel Taylor Macquarie University
Understanding and enhancing resilience
Project Research leader Affiliation
Factors affecting long term community recovery
Dr Phil Morley University of New England
Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities
Dr Jessica Weir Western Sydney University
Northern Australian Bushfire and Natural Hazard Training
Steve Sutton Charles Darwin University
Scoping remote north Australian community resilience and developing governance models through action research
Adj Prof Jeremy Russell-Smith Charles Darwin University
The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: a system for assessing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards
Dr Phil Morley University of New England
Sustainable volunteering
Project Research leader Affiliation
Improving the retention and engagement of volunteers in emergency service agencies
Dr Michael Jones University of Wollongong
Out of uniform: building community resilience through non-traditional emergency volunteering
Prof John Handmer RMIT University

Research opportunities

Post graduate research opportunities
Related cluster Opportunitysort descending Supervisor Affiliation
Bushfire Predictive Services PhD: Analysis of flood mitigation measures in urbanised environments Assoc Prof Valentijn Pauwels Monash University
Prescribed burning PhD: Assessment of payment for environmental services as a means of funding resilience Adj Prof Jeremy Russell-Smith Charles Darwin University
Communication and warnings PhD: Building Best-Practice in Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Prof Kevin Ronan CQUniversity
Built Environment PhD: Developing a Disaster Limit State Design Method for Buildings in Cyclone Prone Areas Dr Matthew Mason University of Queensland
Prescribed burning PhD: Development of a novel method to estimate the flammability of Australian fuels Dr Malcolm Possell University of Sydney
Prescribed burning PhD: Dynamics of trace gas emissions from fires Dr Malcolm Possell University of Sydney
Built Environment PhD: Estimating the residual capacity of reinforced concrete bridge structures after exposure to both bush fire and flood events Prof Sujeeva Setunge RMIT University
Bushfire Predictive Services PhD: Improving flood forecast skill using remote sensing data Assoc Prof Valentijn Pauwels Monash University
Prescribed burning PhD: Locating weeds from space: documenting the distribution of invasive ‘fire weeds’ using remote sensing Associate Professor Samantha Setterfield Charles Darwin University
Communication and warnings PhD: Managing Animals in Disasters: Improving preparedness, response, and resilience through individual and organisational collaboration Dr Mel Taylor Macquarie University
Bushfire Predictive Services PhD: Mapping forest fuel load and structure from airborne LiDAR data Prof Albert van Dijk Australian National University
Bushfire Predictive Services PhD: Monitoring fire risk using satellite microwave remote sensing Prof Albert van Dijk Australian National University
Understanding and enhancing resilience PhD: Mulga management and governance Adj Prof Jeremy Russell-Smith Charles Darwin University
Built Environment PhD: Numerical analysis on evaluating retrofitting methods for bridges Prof Sujeeva Setunge RMIT University
Built Environment PhD: Reliability of bridge infrastructure due to failure of non-structural components after exposure to both bush fire and flood events Prof Sujeeva Setunge RMIT University
Economics and decision-making PhD: Risk analysis for different levels of overall budget for natural hazard policy and management, considering the high variance of budget requirements from year to year Prof David Pannell University of Western Australia
Bushfire Predictive Services PhD: Satellite remote sensing of forest fuel load, structure and moisture content Prof Albert van Dijk Australian National University
Prescribed burning PhD: The susceptibility of rural communities and landscapes to smoke Dr Tina Bell University of Sydney
Communication and warnings PhD: Traditional and modern mechanisms for communicating about BNH in northern Australia and its near neighbours Prof Andrew Campbell Charles Darwin University
Understanding and enhancing resilience PhD: Using Scenario Planning to model and adapt BNH management approaches to remote northern Australia Prof Andrew Campbell Charles Darwin University
Understanding and enhancing resilience PhD: ‘Doing’ Heat: How does indigenous practice and knowledge in relation to fire and bodily heat shape their experience of heat stress? Elspeth Oppermann Charles Darwin University
Prescribed burning Pyrogeography of Tasmania - understanding how vegetation type and bushfire history influences fuel types and smoke emissions Prof David Bowman University of Tasmania
Built Environment Seismic retrofit of reinforced concrete buildings with non-ductile frames Prof Michael Griffith University of Adelaide
Built Environment The Vulnerability of Buildings to Wind Loading A/Prof John Ginger James Cook University

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

Projects by cluster