News from the CRC
Journal publishes important research
Many peer-reviewed papers from the AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ Research Forum have been published in a special edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management, published by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience. The October edition spans the mitigation, response and recovery spectrum, examining issues such as risk ownership and public-private partnerships, understanding and evaluating resilience, enhancing community engagement, improving decision-making during disasters, and re-building after major bushfires.
Papers by CRC projects from the Research Forum, held in Brisbane on 30 August, included in this AJEM edition are:
- Dr Thomas Loridan - The excess heat factor: a metric for estimating heatwave-related fatalities
- Dr Celeste Young - Owning the future: risk ownership and strategic decision-making for natural hazards
- Dr Ben Brooks - Transforming the decision-making capabilities of leaders in emergency management
- Jon Harwood and Dr Daniel Smith - Building community cyclone resilience through academic and insurance industry partnership
Held on the first day of AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the Research Forum attracted more than 430 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives. The Forum saw 30 papers presented, with a further four research papers presented on the following two days. The CRC has previously published the AFAC16 Research Proceedings, which includes all the research papers apart from the above. Broader emergency management papers from the Wednesday and Thursday aspects of the conference are available on the AFAC website.
Also included in this edition of AJEM is a story about the Decision support system for assessment of policy and planning investment options project, showing how integrated planning could hold the key to mitigating disasters, and an article on teaching resilience at the University of Tasmania, where CRC researcher Dr Ben Brooks and his colleagues are finding that their research looking at decision making during emergencies is having a broader impact.
AJEM advise that this will be the last edition of AJEM to be distributed free of charge as a printed version. Online access will continue to be provided at no cost to email subscribers and through the AJEM website. To continue to receive printed copies of AJEM, subscribe to future print issues through the AJEM website (ajem.infoservices.com.au). If you would prefer to receive the free email alert for the online edition so that you don’t miss out, subscribe to email alerts at www.aidr.org.au/publications/the-australian-journal-of-emergency-management