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Dr Emma Hudson-Doyle is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer funded by EQC, GNS Science, and Massey University, and based at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research at Massey University/GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand. Her interests lie at the interface between physical science and critical decision makers, with a primary focus on the communication of science advice for critical decision making during natural hazard events. Current research focuses on the communication of model uncertainty.
Recent research projects have included investigations into the communication of probability forecasts, uncertain science advice, and team based emergency management simulations for a hypothetical volcanic eruption (N.Z’s Foundation for Research, Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship). Emma is also a ISSC World Social Science Fellow, who have been tasked with rethinking the framework of the Risk Interpretation and Action working group of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme.
- Communication of scientific uncertainty, decision making under uncertainty.
- Integration of advice and numerical models into emergency decision making.
- Effective communication of event probabilities, forecasts and warnings.
- Interpretation of multi-parameter geophysical data of hazardous flows, and analytical and numerical models of these phenomena.
- Natural hazards: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, extreme weather.
Field of research codes
Cognitive Sciences (170200): Decision Making (170202):
Earth Sciences (040000): Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified (049999): Geology (040300): Geophysics (040400): Other Earth Sciences (049900):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199):