Where the Future Lies in Disaster Research presented by Professor Vivienne Tippett PhD, OAM

11am-11:45am, Friday, 31 July 2020

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Where the Future Lies in Disaster Research presented by Professor Vivienne Tippett PhD, OAM


On the 23rd July the Australian Government announced $88.1 million to extend and upscale funding for research into bushfires, natural disasters and to “reduce climate and disaster risks and prepare for, respond to and recover from future natural disasters” (Hon Min Karen Andrews). The funds will support the transition of the BNHCRC to a new, world class research centre for natural hazard resilience and disaster risk reduction.

There is now clear recognition of the fact that climate change is driving increasing complexity and severity in the natural hazard space. In Australia and elsewhere, the ‘seasons’ historically associated with particular hazard types are extending and overlapping. The events of late 2019 and early 2020 are disturbing evidence of the challenges facing communities, business and infrastructure, preparation and response planning. It is critical that we apply the best knowledge to the creation of new strategies to respond to this reality. These strategies will be necessarily multi-disciplinary and collaborative. How might we position ourselves to respond to these challenges?

The research paper is not available for distribution as it is still in development, for more of Professor Tippett’s research visit: https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/research


ABOUT: Professor Vivienne Tippett PhD, OAM

Professor Vivienne Tippett is the Director of Research for the School of Clinical Sciences. Prior to joining QUT in 2012, she was the Director of the Australian Centre for Prehospital Research. She has extensive experience as a researcher and consultant in the emergency pre-hospital, disaster health and emergency health systems. Her work has been recognised with an OAM for services to medical education (2018) and a Distinguished Service medal from QAS (2012) for services to paramedic research. She is a Fellow of the Jamieson Trauma Institute at RBWH and the Lead Researcher for the Warnings and Communication Theme of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC (2013-2020).  This research program was recognised with a CRC Association national award for research innovation (2019).



Location: Online
Organiser: Centre for Future Enterprise
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