Prof Lisa Gibbs

Prof Lisa Gibbs

Project leadership

This project, which began in July 2017, will address two complementary areas of research relating to the long term recovery of communities after a disaster.

Firstly, the project will investigate how a person’s history of moving house or town influences the likelihood of their willingness to dissolve social ties.

The second area will be an examination of the enablers and barriers to successful recovery using a framework of community capital and the tracking of capital flows. This will look at natural, cultural, human, social, political, built and financial capital resources, their interconnectedness and interactions in disaster recovery. Examination of these assets through case studies and working with end-users will identify both potential areas for improvements, as well as recognise what has worked well in recovering communities. This process will provide feedback and a guide for the planning of recovery activities in a range of communities.

Research team:
This project is part of the Black Summer research program funded by the Commonwealth Government through the 10-year extension of funding into natural hazard research in Australia.
31 Aug 2020
Key findings: New evidence-based guide to disaster recovery

Resources credited

Type Released Title Download Key Topics
HazardNoteEdition 02 Feb 2021 How to enhance community recovery after disasters PDF icon Save (1.61 MB) communities, recovery, resilience
Presentation-Slideshow 13 Oct 2020 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction_Lisa Gibbs PDF icon Save (2.25 MB)
Presentation-Slideshow 17 Sep 2020 France-Australia Workshop: Day 2/Panel 2 Lisa Gibbs PDF icon Save (2.75 MB)
Presentation-Slideshow 24 Sep 2019 Applying a Community Capitals Framework to Disaster Recovery PDF icon Save (4.6 MB) communities, recovery
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Aug 2019 Black Saturday Recovery insights, applications and next steps PDF icon Save (15.71 MB) recovery

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