About RMIT University

The RMIT Disaster Research Networks brings together researchers to examine current approaches to managing responses to natural and human-induced disasters.

It aims to build disaster resilience across the Asia Pacific region by connecting communities with industry, government and experts in mapping, detection, warning, infrastructure, risk, modelling, planning, post-disaster reconstruction and the social sciences.

Dr David Barton Associate student
Dr Raven Cretney Completed associate student
Zoe D'Arcy Completed associate student
Amila Dissanayake PhD student
Akvan Gavanayake Associate student
Prof Annette Gough Researcher
Vaibhav Gupta
Vaibhav Gupta Associate student
Dr Bryan Hally Completed PhD student
Prof John Handmer
Prof John Handmer Researcher
Sam Hillman Associate student
Fiona Jennings
Dr Fiona Jennings Completed PhD student
Prof Simon Jones Researcher
Dr Farook Kalendher Completed PhD student
Dr Adriana Keating Researcher
Dr Tarn Kruger
Dr Tarn Kruger Researcher
James Leversha PhD student
Chun Qing Li Researcher
Tariq Maqsood
Dr Tariq Maqsood Researcher
Kate McAuslan PhD student
Darryn McEvoy Researcher
Blythe McLennan
Dr Blythe McLennan Researcher
Dr Peter Moar Researcher
Hessam Mohseni
Hessam Mohseni Researcher
Sean Morling Associate student
Jane Mullett Researcher
Maryam Nasim PhD student
Clare O'Callaghan PhD student
Sofia Oliveira
Sofia Oliveira Researcher
Dr Ismail Qeshta Completed associate student
Dr Gabriela Raducan Completed PhD student
Dr Karin Reinke
Dr Karin Reinke Researcher
Dr Judy Rogers PhD Supervisor
Dr Ken Strahan Associate student
Dr Briony Towers Researcher
Alexei Trundle
Alexei Trundle Researcher
Dr Mittul Vahanvati Completed associate student
Luke Wallace
Luke Wallace Researcher
Chathura Wickramasinghe Associate student
Zeinab Yazdanfar PhD student
Kevin Zhang Researcher

Disaster in relation to attachment, loss, grief and recovery: the Marysville experience

Dr David Barton Associate student

Establishing a monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework: stage 2

Science and Policy Impacts - Establishing a Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Framework

The post-disaster city: Urban crisis politics and social change in community led earthquake recovery

Dr Raven Cretney Completed associate student

Community engagement in the post-disaster landscape

Zoe D'Arcy Completed associate student

Fire resilience of existing composite steel plate girder bridges

Amila Dissanayake PhD student

Measuring social, environmental and economic consequences of road structure failure due to natural disasters

Akvan Gavanayake Associate student

Remote sensing of fire severity in Australian dry sclerophyll forests

Vaibhav Gupta
Vaibhav Gupta Associate student

Methods for background temperature estimation in the context of active fire detection

Dr Bryan Hally Completed PhD student

The value of disaster research

Prof John Handmer
Prof John Handmer Researcher

Social, economic, and environmental impacts of the 2012/13 Victorian fire season

Prof John Handmer
Prof John Handmer Researcher

Out of uniform: building community resilience through non-traditional emergency volunteering

Prof John Handmer
Prof John Handmer Researcher

Probability of fire ignition and escalation

The utility of point clouds to estimate fuel hazards

Sam Hillman Associate student

Community volunteering and disaster recovery

Fiona Jennings
Dr Fiona Jennings Completed PhD student

Fire surveillance and hazard mapping

Prof Simon Jones Researcher
Dr Karin Reinke
Dr Karin Reinke Researcher

Synthetic damage curves for concrete girder bridges under flood hazard

Dr Farook Kalendher Completed PhD student

Thermal Remote Sensing

James Leversha PhD student

Flood risk mitigation assessment for Launceston

Tariq Maqsood
Dr Tariq Maqsood Researcher

Child-centred Disaster Risk Reduction

Kate McAuslan PhD student

Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering

Blythe McLennan
Dr Blythe McLennan Researcher

Developing a spatial approach to model sediment transfer in catchments affected by bushfire

Sean Morling Associate student

Investigation into the behaviour of a U-slab bridge due to flood

Maryam Nasim PhD student

Spatio-temporal assessment of wildfires in Australia: an investigation into the effects of fire history on the landscape

Clare O'Callaghan PhD student

Fragility and resilience of bridge structures subjected to extreme wave-induced loads

Dr Ismail Qeshta Completed associate student

Impact of bushfire on water quality

Dr Gabriela Raducan Completed PhD student

Enhancing resilience of critical road infrastructure

Household decision making in bushfire self evacuation

Dr Ken Strahan Associate student

Application of self-evacuation archetypes

Dr Ken Strahan Associate student

Child-centred disaster risk reduction

Dr Briony Towers Researcher

Post-disaster housing reconstruction as a means of enhancing disaster resilience of at-risk communities in India

Dr Mittul Vahanvati Completed associate student

Multi resolution, high temporal fire monitoring and intensity mapping using Himawari-8 Advanced Himawari Imager data

Chathura Wickramasinghe Associate student

Prediction of scour on bridge piers under flood loading

Zeinab Yazdanfar PhD student