Professor Amisha Mehta

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Chief Investigator | Prof Amisha Mehta examines trust as an essential input to and outcome of effective risk and crisis communication. She examines how to conceptualise and assure trust in emerging industries and during natural disasters.

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), BBus(Hons) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professor Amisha Mehta specialises in risk and crisis communication and trust at the QUT Business School. She applies this expertise in emerging industries like hydrogen energy and commercial drones and in the context of corporate, health, and natural hazard emergencies. Amisha’s research has been translated into new national policy via the Australian Warnings System and new organisational practices. Amisha is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Inspector-General Emergency Management and leads the World Meteorological Organization’s High Impact Weather trust project. Amisha’s teaching and research have been recognised by national and industry associations. Prior to joining QUT, Amisha worked in communication for organisations in Brisbane and London.

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As a QUT researcher and educator, Amisha engages with multiple industry partners including Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Infrastructure New South Wales, and via the Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre.

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Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2019
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Excellence in Innovation Award for Warnings that Save Lives
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Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
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2018 Australian Award for University Teaching Citation
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Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
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Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence (Academic Team)
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Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
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PR Educator of the Year (Queensland Winner)
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Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
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Outstanding Achievement in Research Collaboration Award (QUT Project Team)
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Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2015
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Invited to represent QUT as one of two academics on the Advisory Panel to the Inspector General for Emergency Management to support strategic disaster management policy development.
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Funding Award
Reference year
2014
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Lead investigator for two linked research projects on small businesses and risk that were funded by IAG and involved the development of an interdisciplinary group of researchers at QUT.
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Funding Award
Reference year
2014
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Chief investigator for risk and warning communication program of work with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
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Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2008
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Co-recipient of an ALTC citation for teaching leadership in 2008