Student researcher

Dr Mayeda Rashid Research Leader

This study aimed to conduct rigorously designed research on DRR education for children in Bangladesh by involving children’s active input and participation. In so doing, it aimed to identify the specific elements of the DRR education programs for children that produce positive outcomes. Another aim was to examine implementation factors, including those structural and process factors that facilitate rather than impede sustainable implementation and child-participation. 

This study makes a significant contribution to our theoretical understanding of DRR education for children by exploring its related challenges and achievements. It provides evidence for improvements in relevant policy and practice. The recommendations made by the child co-researchers can be used as guiding principles in the design and implementation of child-centred DRR education programs in Bangladesh. Most importantly, by bringing children on board as co-researchers, this study provides a framework for engaging children in research on disasters. It therefore encourages future researchers to empower children as co-researchers and foster their genuine participation in research. 

Year Type Citation
2020 Thesis Rashid, M. Disaster risk reduction education for children: a study in Bangladesh engaging children as co-researchers. School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences Doctor of Philosophy, 379 (2020).
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).
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).
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...