Our People


Project leadership

This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Country Fire Service, SA. The Sampson Flat fire in January 2015 was the most destructive fire in the Adelaide Hills for more than 30 years, burning 12,569 hectares of public and private lands with losses including 24 homes, 146 other structures, five businesses and much livestock and fencing.

This project was completed with the support of the BNHCRC Quick Response Fund.

Historically, research on the social, economic and health impacts of extreme weather and natural disaster has focused on the housed population. However, people experiencing homelessness are uniquely and severely impacted by severe weather. Prior to this study there was no existing Australian research documenting homeless people's preparedness, response to and immediate recovery from events like the 2016 East Coast storms and subsequent flooding.

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook