Student researcher

Tetsuya Okada
Dr Tetsuya Okada Research Leader

This research is examining the human and societal factors that influence a developed society’s ability to recover from extreme events and to reduce impacts from future events. The research explores socio-cultural differences, such as individual behaviour, collective ideologies, social structures and policy, in four case study areas that are currently in post-event recovery phases but with different situations and cultural identities: flood-impacted Lockyer Valley and St George regions in Queensland, and tsunami-impacted Tohoku and Fukushima regions, outside and inside the extreme caution zone against radiation, in Japan.

Year Type Citation
2017 Thesis Okada, T. Acknowledging local sociality in disaster recovery: a longitudinal, qualitative study. Department of Environmental Sciences (2017). doi:
2014 Journal Article Okada, T., Haynes, K., Bird, D., van den Honert, R. & King, D. Recovery and Resettlement following the 2011 flash flooding in Lockyer Valley. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 8, (2014).