Student researcher

Dr Mayeda Rashid Research Leader

Linked to a Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Project led by Prof K Ronan, the proposed PhD will be a centerpiece project. In proposing a shift from children as passive victims to children as agents of change for their own well-being and the development of their communities, Child-centred Disaster Risk Reduction  (CC-DRR)  has emerged as a distinctive rights-based approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) over the last few years and become increasingly popular amongst development agencies around the world. But rigorous empirical research on the efficacy of the approach is scarce. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness as well as underlying challenges and potential scope of CC-DRR programs with a focus in Australia and Bangladesh using a mixed methods design.

 Mayeda will commence her studies in July 2015

Year Type Citation
2018 Conference Paper Bates, J. Research proceedings from the 2018 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC Conference. Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC annual conference 2017 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2018).
2018 Conference Paper Rashid, M., Ronan, K. & Gaillard, J. C. Teacher-facilitated child-centered disaster resilience education program: a study in Bangladesh. AFAC18 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2018).
2016 Book Chapter Rashid, M., Ronan, K. & Towers, B. Education in Times of Environmental Crisis: Teaching Children to be Agents of Change (Routledge, 2016).
Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction: Achievements, Challenges, and Scope
18 Aug 2015
Child centred-disaster risk reduction (CC-DRR) is  defined as disaster risk reduction measures for and with...
Teacher-delivered child-centred disaster resilient education program for children
29 Jun 2017
This PhD Project involves a cross-cultural study on disaster resilience education for children within the...
Teacher facilitated child-centred disaster resilience education program: a participatory action research study in Bangladesh
18 Sep 2018
This study aims to design and test a disaster resilience education program for children within the framework...
27 Aug 2019
This study aims to conduct rigorously designed research on disaster resilience education for children...
31 Aug 2020
Key findings: “What is essential is to realize that children learn independently, not in bunches; that they...