Joint Centre for Disaster Research


Welcome to these web pages, which describe the research, teaching and outreach activities in which the Joint Centre for Disaster Research is involved.

This Centre is a joint venture between Massey University and GNS Science, is located within the School of Psychology and is based at the Wellington Campus of Massey University


Joint Centre for Disaster Research

The Centre undertakes multi-disciplinary applied teaching and research aimed at understanding the impacts of disasters on communities, improving risk management and enhancing community preparedness, response and recovery from various hazard events.

Our publication pages provide access to the newsletters, research reports, journal articles and other outputs created by our staff, students and affiliates.

Massey University has expanded its emergency management qualifications to better equip graduates for the rapidly evolving profession of emergency management.  Check out our teaching programmes to find out what qualification may best suit your needs.

Our Outreach programme is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals.  Our Summer Institute provides a development platform for those involved in emergency management, while conferences, seminars and workshops provide networking and skill updating opportunities.







MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) based Emergency Management taster course.


Disaster Hub opens on Wellington campus
Tuesday 11 August 2015
A one-stop shop for disaster risk reduction and emergency management has been officially launched on Massey University's Wellington campus.
Opinion: Understanding the psychosocial effects of flooding
Wednesday 8 July 2015
As much of New Zealand dries out from deluges in Dunedin and the Wellington region in May and last month's floods in Whanganui and Taranaki, further...
Tips for dealing with stress, contaminants from flooding
Wednesday 24 June 2015
Massey University emergency management specialists from the Joint Centre for Disaster Research have offered online tips to help people deal with the...
Massey professors on disaster resilience project
Wednesday 3 June 2015
Two top disaster resilience and emergency planning experts from Massey University will focus on the human aspects of surviving earthquakes in their...

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