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Apr
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Talking research at the 2017 Perth Research Advisory Forum.
Talking research at the 2017 Perth Research Advisory Forum.

Welcome to new staff and great events

It is a great pleasure to welcome on board two new staff to the CRC office. Firstly, Sarah Mizzi joined our team as Partnership Development Manager. Her role is to develop those critical relationships needed to underpin our future beyond the initial CRC Program funding. She will also be working on the contract research portfolio development. Sarah reports to me, and will be working closely with the Research Director (Michael Rumsewicz) and the Communications Manager (David Bruce). Her first challenge has been to pull together a coalition of partners for research post cyclone Debbie in Queensland and New South Wales.

Also, joining the team is David Boxshall as Research Program Support Officer. David will be working in the Research Management team, to ensure we manage the delivery of our core research on time and on budget. He will be reporting to Desiree Beekharry.

The last few weeks have highlighted some of the core strengths of the CRC. We held our Research Advisory Forum in Perth at the start of the month, an event that surpassed our expectations in terms of attendance, with more than 120 people registered over the two days. Most of these were our end-users partners, which is encouraging. There were many great presentations, but the most positive aspect is the discussions in the workshops and breaks. The general feedback was that the CRC is delivering great outcomes to the emergency management industry. There was also enthusiasm for the new research projects, with many people indicating that they want to be end-users for these projects.

We are now gearing up towards our Showcase - Research Driving Change event in July. This will mark the half way point in our CRC program funded journey, and showcase all the important outputs and developments the CRC has created since its start, as well as provide an opportunity for our broader end-user and stakeholder community to engage in the next stage of the research utilisation. The event will highlight where our research has been used to change the way in which the community is protected from natural hazards. Registrations are open now, get in early to secure your place. 

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2017
Author Post Key Topics
Dr Richard Thornton Uptake from partners evident at conference communication, emergency management, multi-hazard
Dr Richard Thornton Halfway to delivering to the country emergency management, mitigation, multi-hazard
Dr Richard Thornton International insight into fire protection communities, engineering, fire impacts
Dr Richard Thornton Welcome to new staff and great events
Dr Richard Thornton 25 years of rural fire research in New Zealand fire, prescribed burning
Dr Richard Thornton Community at the top of the list all over the world emergency management, land management, prescribed burning
2016
Author Post Key Topics
Dr Richard Thornton A new research agenda coastal, governance, recovery
Dr Richard Thornton Still busy at the CRC emergency management, fire severity, prescribed burning
Dr Richard Thornton Conference highlights key issues for the sector cyclone, mitigation, multi-hazard
Dr Richard Thornton Three years on and the view turns to research use emergency management, land management
Dr Richard Thornton The RAF, the future and outreach emergency management, land management
Dr Richard Thornton An interesting week in Malaysia emergency management, flood, tropical
Dr Richard Thornton Inconvenient truth about disaster mitigation fuel reduction, mitigation, policy
Dr Richard Thornton Research must advance to keep us safe from natural hazards communication, communities, emergency management
2015
Author Post Key Topics
Dr Richard Thornton End of 2015 - the start of delivery
Dr Richard Thornton Insights from South Korea fire
Dr Richard Thornton Annual conference and new MoU
Dr Richard Thornton Happy second birthday to the CRC
Dr Richard Thornton CRC Program Review and New National Research Priorities
Dr Richard Thornton Important work on the national stage
Dr Richard Thornton It may feel like a quiet season, but don't get complacent communities, policy, risk management
Dr Richard Thornton Natural hazards—a wicked problem emergency management, multi-hazard, risk management
2014
Author Post Key Topics
Dr Richard Thornton Portugal conference and end of 2014
Dr Richard Thornton We need your help and support - CRC Program Review
Dr Richard Thornton Wow – what a week!
Dr Richard Thornton Addition of natural hazards to bushfire - a seemingly simple task?
Dr Richard Thornton Strategic and policy landscape
Dr Richard Thornton One year on
Dr Richard Thornton Back at work
Dr Richard Thornton It was just a year ago…
Dr Richard Thornton Thank you - now let's get started
2013
Author Post Key Topics
Dr Richard Thornton A year of establishment

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