Mental health research to cover new ground



Emergency workers responding to a call.
Emergency workers responding to a call.
20 Apr 2017
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Detailed in April 2017's Hazard News is our research partnership with beyondblue on mental health in emergency services, how emergency volunteering is changing, research during Cyclone Debbie and register now for Showcase 2017 - Research Driving Change


Mud Army and SES volunteers working together at the 2011 Queensland floods. Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Hazard Note 27 identifies key shifts in the volunteering landscape as a whole, and considers the possible implications and opportunities for Australian emergency volunteering.


New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Damage to a house at Airlie Beach following Cyclone Debbie. Photo: Cyclone Testing Station
The damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie in Queensland’s Whitsunday region has been investigated by a team of CRC researchers.
Postgraduate students at the workshop before the Perth Research Advisory Forum
More than 120 people participated in the Research Advisory Forum in Perth in April.
Emergency workers responding to a call.
For the first time, research will investigate the mental health and wellbeing of Australia's emergency service staff and volunteers.
Water over road. Flickr/Rex Boggs/CC
Consider applying for our Quick Response Fund to help your research after Cyclone Debbie and the associated flooding.
Dr Marta Yebra conducting a grassland fire experiment. Photo: Carolina Luiz
CRC researcher Dr Marta Yebra has taken out the prestigious Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award.
Sampson Flat fire, cows
Insights from South Australian farmers are needed to inform research which will help people make safer response choices in bushfires.
St Andrews prescribed burn
Research is improving the accuracy of vegetation monitoring for flammability through the development of a beta smartphone application. Fuels3D will allow land managers to rapidly collect imagery in the field to calculate measures of fuel and severity metrics.


Opening of the Research Advisory Forum 2017, University of Western Australia
The April 2017 Research Advisory Forum was held at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, University of Western Australia.


Talking research at the 2017 Perth Research Advisory Forum.
It is a great pleasure to welcome on board two new staff to the CRC office, with Sarah Mizzi and David Boxshall joining the team.
Gavin Smith and Michael Rumsewicz at UNC-Chapel Hill
I have just spent a hectic three weeks going from Adelaide to Colorado to North Carolina, to Perth, and then back home to Adelaide.
Mitchell Humphreys, David Henderson, Thomas Kloetzke, Korah Parackal and Daniel Smith.
In recent days I’ve been part of a deployment team for Severe Cyclone Debbie on the Whitsunday Coast.
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National research priorities for natural hazards

National research priorities for natural hazards

National priorities for research

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

Research findings from 2017 NSW fires

Four years of highlights

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

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