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.


Writer’s climate change play goes global
Thursday 19 November 2015
A short play highlighting a Pacific perspective on climate change is being staged at theatres in the United States as part of a global theatre...
Theatre to provoke new thinking on climate change
Wednesday 21 October 2015
As world leaders prepare for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris next month, Massey University staff and students in Wellington...
Connecting with older people vital, quake survey shows
Thursday 15 October 2015
Don't wait for a disaster or emergency before you get to know older people in your neighbourhood - that's the message of a Massey University public...
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.

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