A) Prof Helen Verran B) Dr Anthea Nicholls C) Dr Elspeth Oppermann Charles Darwin University
The project explores the effects of heat stress on firefighters and fire managers from the perspective and experiences of indigenous rangers. The project takes an ethnographic approach, asking the question, How do the human body and fire negotiate space and time in the experience of the ‘fire-fighter’ in indigenous communities. Current research on indigenous fire management suggests that the problematization of fire in this context is radically different from that in non-indigenous Australian communities. As such, the research problem asks: How is the bodily relationship to heat stress represented and experienced? How is the relationship between fire thermal comfort represented and experienced, and how does this shape fire-management practices? What knowledge of this might be valuable to the wider community engaged with fire management in northern Australia?
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Postgraduate Scholarships Application Process
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC postgraduate scholarships are available for students pursuing research higher degrees in the bushfire research fields, in line with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC projects.
Both Full and Top Up scholarships and project support funding are available for outstanding students, with preference given to the provision of top up scholarships.
Current funding amounts are:
- Full Scholarships of up to $28,000 per annum for three and a half years.
- Top Up scholarships of $10,000 per annum for three and a half years to holders of Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and University Research Scholarships.
Bushfire & Natural Hazard CRC Scholarship Application Kit
You are welcome to submit enquiries using the form on this page. However, you must complete this form to make an application.