Current students

AFAC Group: students

CRC PhD students at the 2015 annual conference in Adelaide.

Students and their projects

Studentsort descending Student Project
AmriAvianto Amri Connecting communities: Integration of disaster preparedness measures at household, school, and community level, using a child-centered approach
Melanie Baker-Jones Baker-JonesMelanie Baker-Jones Web 2.0 in disaster and emergency: a risk assessment of tortious liability
BancroftHeather Bancroft The impact of individual factors and operational organisational resources and demands on mental health outcomes
BenjaminShauntelle Benjamin Why do people decide to drive through floodwater? Utilizing virtual reality to assess motivations and behaviour associated with driving through floodwater
Bill Calcutt CalcuttBill Calcutt Valuing volunteers: better understanding the primary motives for volunteering in Australian emergency services
ChenYang Chen Modelling forest fuel temporal change using LiDAR
Andrew Clarke ClarkeAndrew Clarke A mixed methodological evaluation of the effectiveness of Key Safety Messages in dealing with stressful structural fire environments
CrawfordMiles Crawford How risk informs natural hazard management: a study of the interface between risk modelling for tsunami inundation and local government policy and procedure
DissanayakeAmila Dissanayake Fire resilience of existing composite steel plate girder bridges
DwyerGraham Dwyer We have not lived long enough: sensemaking and learning from bushfire in Australia
FarookFarook Kalendher Synthetic damage curves for concrete girder bridges under flood hazard
FlorecDr Veronique Florec Economic analysis of prescribed burning
FurlaudJames Furlaud How do wet eucalypt forests burn? Managing Tasmania’s most dangerous fuel type
Grigorijs Goldbergs GoldbergsGrigorijs Goldbergs Remote sensing of tree structure and biomass in north Australian mesic savanna
Hall Sarah Hall Sleep and stress in on-call fire and emergency service workers
HallyBryan Hally Improvement of fire detection outcomes using modelling techniques for estimation of background surface temperature
Hasanzadeh NafariRoozbeh Hasanzadeh Nafari Pre-disaster flood damage assessment in urban areas
HaworthBilly Haworth Volunteered geographic information, community engagement and bushfire preparation
HenryMatthew Henry Comprehensive school safety: developing a participatory approach to school bushfire management
HolmesAlex Holmes Investigating the effect of soil moisture, temperature and precipitation extremes on fire risk and intensity in Australia
HoultRyan Hoult Seismic assessment and design philosophy of reinforced concrete in Australia
HumphreysMitchell Humphreys Wind induced internal pressures in industrial buildings
HuntSue Hunt Implementing policy to enable disaster resilience in the Australian Federation
Fiona Jennings JenningsFiona Jennings Community volunteering and disaster recovery
Thomas Kloetzke KloetzkeThomas Kloetzke Analysis and simulation of surface wind fields during landfalling tropical cyclones
NasimMaryam Nasim Investigation into the behaviour of a U-slab bridge due to flood
NdalilaMercy Ndalila Pyrogeography of Tasmania: understanding how vegetation type and bushfire history influences fuel types and smoke emissions
Charles Newland NewlandCharles Newland Improved calibration of spatially distributed models to simulate disaster risk
Korah Parackal ParackalKorah Parackal The structural response of connections and progressive failure mechanisms in light framed timber structures to wind loads
PooleyKamarah Pooley An evaluation of Youth Justice Conferencing for youth misuse of fire
Rachael Quill QuillRachael Quill (nee Griffiths) Spatial-statistical characterisation of wind fields over complex terrain for bushfire modelling applications
RaducanGabriela Raducan Impact of bushfire on water quality
RammTimothy Ramm Advancing long-term planning and decision analysis to improve the resilience of communities against changing coastal risk
RashidMayeda Rashid Teacher-delivered, child participatory disaster resilience education program for children
Graeme Riddell RiddellGraeme Riddell Methods to develop long term, efficacious risk mitigation policies
Rodriguez CubilloDario Rodriguez Cubillo Landscape ecology of fire - lessons from Tasmanian wilderness
SimpsonHeather Simpson Productivity and effectiveness of suppression resources and tactics on large fires
Emma Singh SinghEmma Singh Network disruptions during long-duration natural hazard events
StoreyMichael Storey Empirical analysis of spot fire and ember behaviour during extreme fire weather conditions
SuttonSteve Sutton Cultural drivers of disaster response behaviour and their cross-cultural applicability
ThomasChristopher Thomas An investigation of the dynamics of fire-fire interactions using a coupled fire-atmosphere model
van WezelKate van Wezel Women caring for Waanyi and Garawa country
WadhwaniRahul Wadhwani Refinement and validation of the pyrolysis and firebrand transport sub-models for a physics based bushfire prediction model
Houzhi Wang WangHouzhi Wang Initiation of biomass smouldering combustion in bushfires
Caroline Wenger WengerCaroline Wenger Flood management in a changing climate: integrating effective approaches
Rachel Westcott WestcottRachel Westcott The interactions between emergency responders and animal owners in bushfire: improving community preparedness and response outcomes
Ashley Wright WrightAshley Wright Improving flood forecast skill using remote sensing data
YazdanfarZeinab Yazdanfar Prediction of scour on bridge piers under flood loading
YuMengran Yu Modelling the effect of fire on the hydrological cycle
ZhaoLi Zhao Spatially forecasting coupled litter and root moisture dynamics for bushfire management

Associate Students

Student Student Project
Jane Williamson Are prescribed fire intervals maintaining fauna habitat?
Daniel May Taking fire: the political and cultural influence of Indigenous burning in settler societies
Megan O'Donnell Effects of prenatal bushfire stress on life history traits in humans
Jay Evans Savanna fire management, resources, methods and effectiveness
Darryl Dixon The exposure of emergency service personnel to asbestos
Peter Middleton Building community engagement capacity with staff and volunteers
Benjamin Martin The role of the emergency management sector in the implementation of children’s disaster education
Simone Ruane Planning for bushfire risk at the urban bushland interface: A local adaptive governance approach
Grace Vincent Fighting fires and fatigue
Alex Wolkow Sleep restriction across a simulated firefighting deployment: the impact on acute stress responses
Joji Abraham Joji Abraham Fire and heavy metals: when wild and controlled fires transform un-rehabilitated mining waste
Diana Kuchinke The influence of time since fire, fire frequency and prescribed burn severity on woodland birds
Brianna Larsen Brianna Larsen Simulated self-paced fire suppression
Mitchell Scovell An investigation of the psychosocial factors that influence cyclone mitigation behaviour in homeowners
Tetsuya Okada Tetsuya Okada Post-disaster recovery following recent natural hazard events and risk reduction measures in Australia and Japan
Shahriar Rahman Development of a stochastic fire effect model in predicting the impacts of fire severity on vegetation
Hayley Squance
Antara Dasgupta Towards a comprehensive data assimilation framework for operational hydrodynamic flood forecasting
Revathi Nuggehalli Krishna Coping with disasters by children and families who live in poverty
Andrea Massetti Remote sensing applied to bushfire
Tony Jarrett Enablers and inhibitors to the sustainable implementation of effective teacher delivered disaster resilience education through the Geography syllabus
Bruce Hankinson Network Enabled Agility: A model for filling the strategic void in interoperability thinking
Prananda Navitas Planning for Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation
Kaitlyn Porter The role of pharmacists in disasters
David Barton Disaster in relation to attachment, loss, grief and recovery: the Marysville experience
Raven Marie Cretney The post-disaster city: Urban crisis politics and social change in community led earthquake recovery
Akvan Gajanayake Measuring social, environmental and economic consequences of road structure failure due to natural disasters
Vaibhav Gupta Vaibhav Gupta Remote sensing of fire severity in Australian dry sclerophyll forests
Sam Hillman The utility of point clouds to estimate fuel hazards
Sean Morling Developing a spatial approach to model sediment transfer in catchments affected by bushfire
Ismail M I Qeshta Strengthening of bridge structures to enhance resilience under exposure to flood loading
Ken Strahan Household decision making in bushfire self evacuation
Mittul Vahanvati Post-disaster housing reconstruction as a means of enhancing disaster resilience of at-risk communities in India
Chathura Wickramasinghe Multi resolution, high temporal fire monitoring and intensity mapping using Himawari-8 Advanced Himawari Imager data
Evangeline Moore Improved approaches to natural hazard disaster risk reduction
Molly O'Callaghan Improved approaches to natural hazard disaster risk reduction
Phillippa Radford Improved approaches to natural hazard disaster risk reduction
Bambang Setiawan Quantifying the seismic and site amplification characteristics of Adelaide's regolith
Yasmin Zahr Improved approaches to natural hazard disaster risk reduction
Dolapo Fakuade Integrated response as a process for enhancing emergency management
Stephen Glassey Stephen Glassey Animal emergency management in New Zealand
Grant Pearce New Zealand fire climate severity: relationships between climate circulation, seasonal fire danger and fire occurrence
Anita Amirsardari Assessing the seismic performance of reinforced concrete gravity moment resisting frames in Asustralia
Amanda Chong Accurate location of buildings and its importance in bushfire damage assessment
Gretel Evans The persistent past: flood, fire and migrant memories of natural disasters in Australia
Gemma Gray Spontaneous volunteers in the emergency management sector
Lauren Kosta Parenting after a disaster - experiences since Black Saturday
Nicholas Read Models for lightning-caused wildfire ignition
Rene Van der Sant Rene Van der Sant Ardity index as a predictor of the hydrogeomorphic response of burnt landscapes
Sonja Maree van Nieuwenhoven Planning for Bushfires on the Rural-Urban Interface: An analysis of the correlations between house setbacks and house loss as evidence of house-to-house fire spread in the 2009 Victorian Bushfires
Sean Walsh Improving decision support tools for conservation of fire-adapted ecosystems in southern Australia, through integrated simulation of reproductive ecology and landscape dynamics
Mona (Fatemeh) Ziaeyan Bahri Sensitivity of the Empirical Mode Decomposition and its Application to Environmental Data
Wasin Chaivaranont Wasin Chaivaranont How does remotely sensed degree of curing and fuel load vary in grasslands and effect modelled fire spread?
Yang Zhang Understanding spatial patterns of wildfire occurrence in south eastern Australia
Lesley Gray Preparing for the big one: Disaster risk reduction for morbid obesity
Philip Stewart Philip Stewart Changing fire regimes of the Great Sandy Region of south eastern Queensland
Douglas Brown Douglas Brown Domestic architecture and the perception of risk in bushfire-prone areas
George Carayannopoulos George Carayannopoulos Whole of government and crisis management: understanding coordination in a time of crisis
Tom Fitzgerald What is the acceptable risk in the coastal zone: perspectives on coastal hazards and decision making
Angela Gormley Effects of surface litter by forest classification on fuels and fire behaviour in Hornsby Shire
Liberty Pascua Precarious places, precarious knowledges: A comparative analysis of disaster risk reduction education in Australia, the Philippines, and Vanuatu
Veronica Quintanilla Berjon Dynamics of litterfall and fine fuels after fire in sclerophyll forests and woodlands
Steven Curnin Spanning boundaries to support effective multi-agency coordination in emergency management
Martyn Eliott Economic evaluation of prescribed fire as a bushfire risk mitigation tool for southeast Queensland
Cathy (Yinghui) Cao Effective Communication of Household Wildfire Risk through WebGIS: Considerations in Content, Representation and Design
Vivien Forner Leading with Self Determination Theory
Alan Green photo Alan Green External water spray systems to improve bushfire resilience of buildings
Nicholai Popov The impact of leadership development on organisational citizenship behaviour and social capital: an intervention using self-determination thoery
James Ricketts James Ricketts Understanding the nature of abrupt regional shifts in a changing climate
Grahame Douglas
Laura Gannon Integrating bushfire risk and resilience in land use planning policy
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