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Blythe McLennan
Project Leader

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Project leadership

This new project began in July 2017, and has two parts: Adapting the sector, led by Dr Blythe McLennan, and Changing management practice, led by Dr Patrick Dunlop.
Year Type Citation
2017 Report Handmer, J., McLennan, B. J., Whittaker, J. & Kruger, T. Out of uniform - building resilience through non-traditional volunteering: annual report 2016-17. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2017).
2017 Conference Paper McLennan, B. J., Whittaker, J., Kruger, T. & Handmer, J. Out of uniform (building community resilience through non-traditional emergency volunteering): what have we learnt?. AFAC17 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2017).
2017 Report Kruger, T., Whittaker, J., McLennan, B. J. & Handmer, J. Recovery volunteering after the Pinery fire, South Australia 2015: an explorative case study. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2017).
2017 Report McLennan, B. J., Kruger, T., Handmer, J. & Whittaker, J. Strategies for non-traditional emergency volunteers: a risk-benefit framework for decision-making. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2017).
2016 Journal Article McLennan, B. J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. The changing landscape of disaster volunteering: opportunities, responses and gaps in Australia. Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards 84, (2016).
2016 Journal Article McLennan, B. J. Extending into community-led preparedness and planning just enough (but not too much?). Australian Journal of Emergency Management 31, (2016).
2016 Report McLennan, B. J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. Briefing paper: A proposed framework to assess strategies for engaging non-traditional emergency volunteers. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Report Handmer, J., McLennan, B. J. & Whittaker, J. Out of uniform: building community resilience through non-traditional volunteering: Annual project report 2015-2016. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper McLennan, B. J., Molloy, J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. Harnessing the capacities of spontaneous volunteers: application and adaptation of the Queensland model. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Journal Article McLennan, B. J., Molloy, J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. Centralised coordination of spontaneous emergency volunteers: the EV CREW model. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 31, (2016).
2015 Journal Article McLennan, B. J. & Eburn, M. Exposing hidden-value trade-offs: sharing wildfire management responsibility between government and citizens. International Journal of Wildland Fire 24, 162-169 (2015).
2015 Report McLennan, B. J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. Emergency volunteering in Australia: transforming, not declining. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).
2015 Report Handmer, J., Whittaker, J. & McLennan, B. J. Out of uniform: building community resilience through non-traditional emergency volunteering: Annual project report 2014-2015. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).
2015 Report Whittaker, J., Handmer, J. & McLennan, B. J. Informal Volunteerism in Emergencies and Disasters: A Literature Review. (2015).
2015 Report McLennan, B. J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. Community-led bushfire preparedness in action: The case of Be Ready Warrandyte. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).
2015 Conference Paper Whittaker, J., Handmer, J. & McLennan, B. J. Building Community Resilience Through Informal Emergency Volunteering Conference Paper 2014. Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC Wellington Conference 2014 (2015).
2015 Conference Paper McLennan, B. J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. The future of 'non-traditional' emergency volunteering: what will it look like and how can it work? - Peer reviewed. Adelaide Conference 2015 (2015).
2015 Journal Article Whittaker, J., McLennan, B. J. & Handmer, J. A review of informal volunteerism in emergencies and disasters: Definition, opportunities and challenges. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 13, 358-368 (2015).
2014 Report McLennan, B. J. & Handmer, J. Sharing Responsibility in Australian Disaster Management - Final Report for the Sharing Responsibility Project. (2014).
2014 Journal Article McLennan, B. J. & Eburn, M. Exposing hidden value trade-offs: sharing wildfire management responsibility between government and citizens. International Journal of Wildland Fire 24, 162-169 (2014).
2014 Journal Article McLennan, B. J. et al. Negotiating risk and responsibility through law, policy and planning. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 29, (2014).
2013 Report McLennan, B. J. et al. Sharing responsibility for implementing the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience - workshop report. (2013).
2012 Journal Article McLennan, B. J. & Handmer, J. Changing the rules of the game: mechanisms that shape responsibility-sharing from beyond Australian fire and emergency management. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management 27, (2012).
2012 Report McLennan, B. J., Bosomworth, K., Keating, A., Kruger, T. & Towers, B. Visions of Sharing Responsibility for Disaster Resilience - Account of a multi-stakeholder workshop. (RMIT, 2012).
2012 Conference Proceedings McLennan, B. J. & Handmer, J. From risk to resilience? Reframing shared responsibility in Australian disaster policy . IAWF 3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference, Seattle, WA, 17-19 April 2012 71-74 (2012). at <http://www.iawfonline.org/pdf/3rd%20Human%20Dimensions%20Conference%20Proceedings%20-%20FINAL.pdf>
2012 Journal Article McLennan, B. J. & Handmer, J. Reframing responsibility-sharing for bushfire risk management in Australia after Black Saturday. Environmental Hazards 1 - 15 (2012). doi:10.1080/17477891.2011.608835
2011 Report McLennan, B. J. & Handmer, J. Concept review Framing challenges for sharing responsibility. (2011).
2011 Report McLennan, B. J. & Handmer, J. Policy review Mechanisms for sharing responsibility A report of the Sharing Responsibility project. (2011).

Resources credited

Type Released Title Download Key Topics
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Mar 2014 Out of uniform Save (877.64 KB) capability, non-traditional recruitment, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Aug 2014 Sharing Responsibility and Non-Traditional Volunteering Save (1.63 MB) non-traditional recruitment, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 08 Sep 2014 Building community resilience through informal emergency volunteering Save (1.12 MB) non-traditional recruitment, volunteering
Presentation-Audio-Video 27 Oct 2014 Building community resilience through non-traditional emergency volunteering capability, non-traditional recruitment
Presentation-Slideshow 10 Apr 2015 Out of Uniform 2015 NSW RAF Presentation Save (2.48 MB) non-traditional recruitment, resilience, volunteering
HazardNoteEdition 10 Jul 2015 Ensuring volunteering is sustainable Save (150.91 KB) non-traditional recruitment, resilience, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 11 Sep 2015 The future of 'non-traditional' emergency volunteering Save (1.85 MB) volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 17 May 2016 Out of uniform Save (2.54 MB) communities, non-traditional recruitment, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 30 Aug 2016 Opportunities and challenges of citizen-led recovery in post-disaster settings - Josh Whittaker Save (2.29 MB) communities, non-traditional recruitment, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 30 Aug 2016 Harnessing the capacities of spontaneous volunteers: application and adaptation of the Queensland model - Blythe McLennan Save (1.61 MB) communities, non-traditional recruitment, volunteering
HazardNoteEdition 18 Apr 2017 The changing landscape of emergency volunteering in Australia Save (411.5 KB) non-traditional recruitment, resilience, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Apr 2017 The Out of Uniform Project: Building Community Resilience Through Non-Traditional Volunteering Save (1.64 MB) non-traditional recruitment, resilience, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Apr 2017 Extending Into Community-Led Preparedness and Planning Save (563.18 KB) non-traditional recruitment, resilience, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Jul 2017 Lightning presentation: enabling sustainable emergency volunteering - why and for what outcomes? Save (748.26 KB) emergency management, recruitment, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 12 Oct 2017 Adapting the sector: enabling sustainable emergency volunteering project (stage 1) Save (1.28 MB) emergency management, recruitment, volunteering

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

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2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook