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 specialists to head communication workshop
Wednesday 8 October 2014
A group of New Zealand's top natural hazards scientists, researchers and engineers will converge on Wellington on Friday for a workshop focused on...
Climate change adaptation hot topic for book launch
Thursday 7 August 2014
Climate change and ways to prepare for the worst effects of natural hazards are hot topics in a newly-published book featuring the work of...
Humanities, social science researchers get top rating
Wednesday 5 March 2014
A study on how New Zealanders are coping with the challenges of ageing is one of three College of Humanities and Social Sciences research projects to...
Natural risk seminar celebrates early career scientists
Monday 9 December 2013
More than 20 early career scientists are in New Zealand this week to develop new perspectives across multiple disciplines on the ways people...

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