Heidi Chappelow

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Heidi Chappelow

Heidi Chappelow is a master’s candidate in Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development with University of Newcastle. She is a State Emergency Service volunteer and an Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience scholarship recipient. Previously a student of Western Sydney University, Heidi completed Bachelor of Applied Science - Social Ecology majoring in organisational change and development. 

 

Heidi is currently employed as Community Resilience Officer with Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils, evaluating resilience in the community service sector. She completed United Nations certified training in Sustainable Development and the 2030 Development Agenda, writing an SDG gap-analysis and Draft Climate Action strategy for the Newcastle SES unit. 

 

Heidi’s research focuses on implementing cultural change for practical and enduring disaster risk reductionHer passion is to work inclusively with communities and organisations to improve quality of life while reducing disaster risk. 

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