Research Advisory Forum, Hobart, May 2016
Research Advisory Forum, Hobart, May 2016
11 May 2016

Research Advisory Forum - Hobart 2016

Hobart was a major attraction for researchers, students and agency staff with more than 130 people attending our Research Advisory Forum (RAF).

The RAF was held on 11–12 May 2016, at the Hobart Function and Convention Centre, right on the wharf in the city, and was opened by the Deputy Secretary of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Peter Mooney. The first day coincided with Wear Orange Wednesday, with many attendees dressing in organge in support of the SES.

This RAF focused on the Resilience and Policy themes of the research program.

  • Governance and institutional knowledge
  • Economics, policy and decision-making
  • Scenarios and loss analysis
  • Communications and warning
  • Understanding and measuring social resilience
  • Sustainable volunteering
  • Emergency management capability

All the presentations from the RAF are available below.



PhD students with the Aurora Australis in Hobart.
19 May, 2016 | The CRC has held a PhD student development day, with 14 PhD students attending in Hobart.

Deputy Secretary of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Peter Mooney, opens the Hobart RAF.
18 May, 2016 | A packed house was on hand in Hobart for the first Research Advisory Forum (RAF) of 2016, with more than 130 end-users, researchers and PhD students from around the country gathering to discuss the latest research findings.

Coastal risks arise from a combination of hazards, community exposure and vulnerability. Often deterministic and stochastic assumptions are used to describe changing hazards over multidecadal time horizons. This can guide impact analysis and the selection of adaptation policies.

Type Title Credited author Credited author/s NON-CRC
Presentation-Slideshow Connecting communities and resilience: a multi-hazard study of preparedness response and recovery communications Dominique Greer, Vivienne Tippett
Presentation-Slideshow Economics of Natural Hazards Veronique Florec Morteza Chalak
Presentation-Slideshow Mapping and understanding bushfire and natural hazard vulnerability and risks at the institutional scale Celeste Young, Roger Jones John Symons
Presentation-Slideshow Policies, institutions and governance in natural hazards Michael Eburn Anna Lukasiewicz
Presentation-Slideshow Decision making, team monitoring and organisational learning Chris Bearman, Benjamin Brooks, Christine Owen
Presentation-Slideshow Using realistic disaster scenario analysis to understand natural hazard impacts and emergency management requirements Thomas Loridan
Presentation-Slideshow Spatial decision support system for natural hazard risk reduction policy assessment and planning Holger Maier, Hedwig van Delden, Graeme Riddell, Jeffrey Newman, Aaron Zecchin, Graeme Dandy, Charles Newland
Presentation-Slideshow Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and bushfire and flood risk mitigation project Timothy Neale
Presentation-Slideshow An analysis of human fatalities from flood hazards in Australia, 1900-2015 Katharine Haynes, Lucinda Coates, Felipe Dimer-deOliveira, Andrew Gissing, Deanne Bird, Robin van-den-Honert Deirdre Radford, Rebecca D'arcy, Chloe Smith
Presentation-Slideshow Out of uniform Josh Whittaker, Blythe McLennan, John Handmer
Presentation-Slideshow The Australian natural disaster resilience index: a system for assessing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards Phil Morley, Melissa Parsons
Presentation-Slideshow Building community resilience in northern Australia Jeremy Russell-Smith
Presentation-Slideshow Improving the retention and engagement of volunteers in emergency service agencies Michael Jones
Presentation-Slideshow Managing Animals in Disasters: improving preparedness, response and resilience through individual and organisational collaboration Mel Taylor
Presentation-Slideshow North Australian bushfire and natural hazard training Stephen Sutton
Presentation-Slideshow Increasing preparedness and planning amongst residents of hazard prone areas Jennifer Boldero, Ilona McNeill
Presentation-Slideshow Building best practice in Child-centred Disaster Risk Reduction: utilisation as the royal road Kevin Ronan, Briony Towers
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