Dr Tarn Kruger

Dr Tarn Kruger

Dr Tarn Kruger

Tarn is a geographer and has considerable experience in both government and research spheres. She is a graduate of the Bushfire CRC education program and completed a PhD, which examined the extent to which local knowledge can enhance or jeopardise the work of bushfire firefighters.

Since 2010, her research at University of Melbourne and RMIT has focussed on the social dimensions of bushfires, natural disasters and emergency management. Tarn has a particular interest in rural communities and volunteerism and the way knowledge is constructed to build collaborative understanding, skills and practices.

Tarn is currently working with Dr Blythe McLennan at RMIT on a Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC project called ‘Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering’. The research considers ideas about emergency management and the need to shift and draw upon different perspectives to involve different people to broaden approaches and plan for the future in the face of fast-changing and uncertain forces.

Volunteer sustainability is about much more than recruitment and retention
18 Sep 2018
We asked 26 government and non-government volunteer managers about volunteer sustainability. You...
Strategies for non-traditional emergency volunteers
30 Jun 2017
A risk-benefit framework has been designed to assist decision-makers in emergency management...

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