Michael Eburn

A/Prof Michael Eburn

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About
A/Prof Michael Eburn

Michael grew up in Sydney before completing his Bachelor of Commerce (major in Economics) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales.

After completing his studies Michael commenced practice as a solicitor in far west New South Wales.  He then went to the legal branch of NSW Health and then to the NSW Bar where he practised in the areas of criminal law and workers' compensation.

In 1994 Michael joined the then new law school at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW.  Whilst there Michael completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy, a Master of Laws from the University of Newcastle, a Master of Professional Education and Training with a major in Flexible, Online and Distance Education from Deakin University and finally his PhD from Monash.

Michael's PhD thesis was on Australia's legal regulation of international disaster assistance and benchmarked the Australian legal position against guidelines published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

In July 2010 Michael joined the ANU with a joint appointment at the College of Law and the Fenner School of Environment and Society conducting a research project funded by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre looking at the impact of law on Australia's ability to live with the hazard of bushfires.

Project leadership

Building community resilience to natural disasters is a complex challenge that spans many policy areas. This project, which has transitioned to its utilisation phase, tackled this intricate problem by delivering policy options that could help governments and emergency services to strengthen resilience in communities. The research identified barriers to community resilience and potential policy solutions that could be factored into the preparation, response and post-event phases of emergency management.
Research team:
Increasing Emergency Management Capacity Through Business Sector Involvement
19 Sep 2018
The resource capacities of emergency management organisations are geared around managing relatively...
19 Sep 2018
It is important to consider how future catastrophic disasters might be shaped by choices we make as...
Restorative inquiries and natural disasters
18 Sep 2018
The Policies, Institutions and Governance (PIGs) in Natural Disasters project recommended finding a...
Policy reforms should ease shared disaster onus
30 Jun 2017
Building community resilience to natural disasters is a complex challenge that spans many policy...
Anna Lukasiewicz Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Community resilience is dependent on more than just engineering and preperation
Insuring Agaisnt Disasters: Minimising Perverse Incentives and Promoting Mitigation
18 Aug 2015
Encouraging insurers to share and communicate bushfire risk with policy holders.
Eburn poster
25 Aug 2014
This research will identify legal, policy and governance barriers to more active community (...

Resources credited

Type Released Titlesort descending Download Key Topics
Presentation-Slideshow 19 Sep 2018 Adoption of a strengths-based approach to address catastrophic disasters PDF icon Save (1.73 MB) emergency management, planning
Presentation-Slideshow 08 Sep 2014 Building community resilience through informal emergency volunteering PDF icon Save (1.12 MB) non-traditional recruitment, volunteering
HazardNoteEdition 10 Jul 2015 Ensuring volunteering is sustainable PDF icon Save (150.91 KB) non-traditional recruitment, resilience, volunteering
Presentation-Slideshow 19 Mar 2014 Governance and institutional knowledge PDF icon Save (230.22 KB) emergency management, governance, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Jul 2017 Lightning presentation: planning and capability requirements for catastrophic and cascading events PDF icon Save (1021.56 KB) capability, emergency management, multi-hazard
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Apr 2017 Planning and Capability Requirements for Catastrophic and Cascading Events PDF icon Save (1005.5 KB) capability, emergency management, multi-hazard
Presentation-Slideshow 25 Oct 2017 Planning and capability requirements for catastrophic and cascading events PDF icon Save (1.07 MB) capability, multi-hazard, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 16 Apr 2018 Planning and Capability Requirements for Catastrophic and Cascading Events PDF icon Save (1.22 MB) capability, emergency management, planning
Presentation-Slideshow 16 Apr 2018 Policies, institutions & governance of natural hazards PDF icon Save (1.22 MB) emergency management, governance, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 10 Apr 2015 Policies, Institutions and Governance 2015 NSW RAF Presentation PDF icon Save (425.49 KB) governance, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 17 May 2016 Policies, institutions and governance in natural hazards PDF icon Save (439.08 KB) governance, multi-hazard, policy
HazardNoteEdition 11 Jan 2016 Raising the bar on risk reduction policy and planning PDF icon Save (144.04 KB) governance, planning, policy
HazardNoteEdition 03 Nov 2017 Removing disaster barriers through policy reform PDF icon Save (718.86 KB) framework, governance, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 30 Aug 2016 Sharing responsibility for disaster resilience: What are the obligations of the community? - Anna Lukasiewicz PDF icon Save (1.56 MB) governance, multi-hazard, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 26 May 2015 Trends in Australian Wildfire Litigation - 9th annual Wildland Fire Litigation Conference, 1 May 2015 PDF icon Save (138.94 KB) decision making, governance, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 01 Sep 2016 You own the fuel, but who owns the fire? - Michael Eburn PDF icon Save (328.64 KB) fire, policy, risk management

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