April 2015 - From Sendai to Sydney
The April 2015 edition of Hazard News features the experiences of our researchers and end users at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan, wraps up the Research Advisory Forum in Sydney, and highlights research findings post-bushfire in South Australia.
Kirrilly Thompson has been selected as one of five young Australians to be recognised for her research, beating out almost 250 other applicants in the process.
ABC Radio National and the University of New South Wales joint project ‘Top 5 Under 40’ aimed to find and honour five of Australia’s best and brightest young scientific minds.
It’s just over a year since we kicked off our research program in Adelaide with the first Research Advisory Forum (RAF). That was the first time we brought project teams together to meet face to face, start the process of turning groups of people into teams, 35 (and now 39) projects into a research program, and beginning the discussion of how the research will eventually be used.
In March 2015 I attended the Disastrous Doctorates Workshop in Wellington New Zealand. This workshop was hosted by the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) at Massey University and sponsored by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) of New Zealand. This year was the first year it was opened up to students from outside of New Zealand.