Cathy was recently awarded her PhD by the University of Western Australia. With a background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application, Geovisualisation and spatial modeling, Cathy’s project was focused on the design of a WebGIS-based information communication model for effective early warning of bushfire emergencies to the general public. Her PhD studies were supported by the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Award and the former Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, Australia.
With a rising interest in disaster management, Cathy has become a trained volunteer at MAPS-WA, a Western Australia based unit to provide mapping support to emergency service responders. She is also passionate in teaching, and has been engaged in tutoring and lecturing various GIS, cartography and research methods units at UWA.
|Presentation-Slideshow||08 May 2015||Developing a WebGIS Based Bushfire Risk Communication Framework Presentation||Save (1.15 MB)||communication, fire|
|Presentation-Slideshow||08 May 2015||"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Presentation||Save (2.08 MB)||communication, fire|
|Presentation-Slideshow||11 Sep 2015||Mapping it out: Understanding the effectiveness of maps for delivering bushfire warning information||Save (2.4 MB)||communication, warnings|