Dr Graham Dwyer

Completed PhD student
Dr Graham Dwyer

Dr Graham Dwyer completed his PhD in 2017 at the University of Melbourne. He compared a qualitative and interpretive methodology to explore how emergency management organisations implement recommendations emanating from public inquiries, and the role that sensemaking plays in this. Through this research Graham also highlighted the role of both positive and negative emotions and how they influence the sensemaking process associated with implementing recommendations in such organisations. Graham now lectures at Swinburne University.

His thesis is available here.

Student project

Organisations are increasingly finding themselves responding to unprecedented natural disasters that are complex and unpredictable. This study examined how organisations understand and learn from these novel experiences by examining three Australian bushfires. It showed how sense-making and learning occurred during public inquires that followed those events, and how learning continued in emergency management organisations.
We Have Not Lived Long Enough: Making Sense and Learning from Bushfire In Australia
18 Aug 2015
Organisations increasingly find themselves responding to unprecedented natural disasters that are...

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