With most of Australia experiencing a combination of above average temperatures and below average rainfall over winter, large parts of the country face above normal bushfire potential for the fire season.
In September this year I presented my PhD research to approximately 170 people in two states of Australia. My research examined the psychosocial processes (decision making and actions) community members used in the 2013 Forcett Tasmania bushfire. The findings were presented to a wide range of stakeholders that included research participants, their family members, friends and other interested people involved in the Forcett fire. This also included emergency services, government and non-government representatives, social work practitioners and students, and experts in the disaster field.