Emma Singh

Emma Singh

PhD Student
Emma Singh

Emma joined the team at Risk Frontiers as a research assistant in 2011 after finishing her MSc in Earth Science at Massey University, New Zealand. Emma's research looked at the possible impact of volcanic debris avalanches at Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand.

In mid-2013 she started her PhD with Risk Frontiers at Macquarie University. The PhD looks at disruption to lifeline networks from prolonged and complex natural hazard events. She isparticularly interested in natural hazards and their impacts on people and the environment.

Student project

Lifeline networks are the infrastructure and critical services needed for everyday life. Lifeline network failure has wide reaching impacts on residents, businesses, other critical services and, in a disaster, rescue and recovery. Currently there is limited research on the impact natural hazard events have on these systems and the flow on effects from their failure. To estimate the true impact of lifeline network disruption during a disaster, this study is developing a better understanding of network behaviour, interconnectedness and exposure to potential natural hazards.

Supervisory panel:
Modelling the impact of lifeline infrastructure failure during natural hazard events
18 Sep 2018
How prepared are we for extensive lifeline failure, and can graph theory aid in disaster mitigation?
Disruption of critical infrastructure during natural disasters
29 Jun 2017
Can graph theory techniques help with emergency response and optimal lifeline network recovery?
Emma Singh Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Can graph theory techniques help with emergency response and optimal lifeline network recovery?
Disruption of Critical Infrastructure during National Disasters
18 Aug 2015
To understand how components of our built environment and society will fare during a disaster,...
Disruption of critical infrastructure during prolonged natural disasters
25 Aug 2014
The project aims to qualify and quantify the impacts of prolonged and multi-hazard natural hazard...

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