Vivienne Tippett

Prof Vivienne Tippett

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Prof Vivienne Tippett

Professor Tippett is Professor and Head of Discipline for Paramedicine in the Faculty of Health at QUT and the Director of Research for QUT’s School of Clinical Science.  Professor Tippett is also an Executive Member of the Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management (CDEM) and has worked for over ten years as a researcher in the area of pre-hospital care, including seven years as Director of the Australian Centre for Pre-hospital Care Research at University of Queensland and Queensland Ambulance Service. In recognition of this work she was awarded the Distinguished Services Medal by the Queensland Ambulance Service in 2011. In 2014 she was achnowledged as one of 125 Women in Leadership awardees by the YWCA.

Professor Tippett is currently leading a Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC consortium on emergency warnings and crisis communication.

Project leadership

With the multitude of warnings issued when an emergency hits, how can emergency services ensure their critical safety advice is heard and acted upon, rather than dismissed as noise? This project is helping emergency services warn communities by actively testing the wording and structure of warning messages to better understand how messages are understood and translated into direct action. The team is supporting broader initiatives in the communications and warnings space, not just for individual organisations, but also at the national level by providing reviews and assisting with the development of evidence-based warning doctrine.
This project was commissioned and funded entirely by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services..
Building resilient communities: creating effective multi-channel communication during disaster response and recovery
29 Jun 2017
The aim of this project is to examine evidence-based strategies that motivate appropriate action...
Vivienne Tippett Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Testing the elements of optimal emergency warnings: Some insights from 10 focus groups and 77...
Building Resilient Communities: Creating Effective Multi-Channel Communication During Disaster Response and Recovery
18 Aug 2015
Our aim is to examine evidence-based strategies to motivate appropriate action and increase...
Building resilient communities: Creating effective multi-channel communication during disaster response and recovery
25 Aug 2014
To examine evidence-based strategies that motivate appropriate action and increase informed...

Resources credited

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Presentation-Slideshow 07 Jul 2017 Communicating and warning: getting the message across more effectively PDF icon Save (4.79 MB) communication, flood, warnings
HazardNoteEdition 13 Dec 2018 Communicating for maximum comprehension PDF icon Save (620.7 KB) communication, communities, warnings
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Jun 2019 Communication challenges in complex events PDF icon Save (1.04 MB) communication, warnings
HazardNoteEdition 04 Apr 2019 Conflicting cues with emergency warnings impacts protective action PDF icon Save (920.62 KB) communication, communities, warnings
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Mar 2014 Connecting communities and resilience PDF icon Save (1.14 MB) communities, recovery, resilience
Presentation-Slideshow 10 Apr 2015 Connecting Communities and Resilience 2015 NSW RAF Presentation PDF icon Save (1.74 MB) communities, resilience, response
Presentation-Slideshow 17 May 2016 Connecting communities and resilience: a multi-hazard study of preparedness response and recovery communications PDF icon Save (544.2 KB) communities, recovery, response
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Apr 2017 Emergency Message Eye-Tracking Study & Business-Focused Risk Communication PDF icon Save (1.17 MB) communication, communities, resilience
Presentation-Slideshow 16 Apr 2018 Towards Protective Action: Effective Risk and Warning Communication During Natural Hazards PDF icon Save (1.01 MB) communication, multi-hazard, warnings
HazardNoteEdition 21 Oct 2015 Turning warnings into action PDF icon Save (236.32 KB) communication, tsunami, warnings
Presentation-Audio-Video 30 May 2019 Warnings that save lives File Save (0 bytes)

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