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Up and coming events

Emergency Management Summer Institute 2018

The Emergency Management Summer Institute is a five-day programme held every march in Wellington, New Zealand. The programme will provide a theoretical and practical introduction to emergency management.

When:12th - 16th March 2018

Where: Massey University, Wellington campus, New Zealand

Full details and pamphlet

SCANZ (Science Communicators Association of NZ) Conference

This year's theme is practice in context: How do we practice science communication? 

When: 4th- 5th December 2017

Where: Heritage Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

Find out more here

DEVORA Workshop

DEVORA is hosting a workshop to explore the possible links between eruptions in Auckland and tectonic activity in New Zealand.

When: 28th November 2017

Find out more here

Our latest news

Take a look at what the team has been up to along with other recent news items.

New Zealand Expertise helps to build community resilience in Mexico

Dr Thomas Huggins held 3D mapping workshops to help engage Colima locals in building urban resilience. 

Read article here

Success for JCDR PhD student 

Karlene Tipler successfully defended her PhD thesis in late September and passed with emendations. Her research topic was emergency preparedness and response in New Zealand schools.

Read article here 

JCDR PhD students attend workshop in Seattle

The University of Washington funded PhD students, Lisa McLaren and Marion Tan attended the RAPID Disaster Reconnaissance Citizen Science Workshop on 23 August in Seattle.

Read article here 

QuakeCoRE annual meeting 2017

PhD student Marion Tan won the Lightning Talks audience choice award at the QuakeCoRE annual meeting.
Her topic was 'Usability of disaster apps: insights from the app markets'.
QuakeCoRE

Our News

South Island CDEM conference, Forces of Change

Dr Raj Prasanna gave a lunchtime presentation at the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Conference, held in Invercargill from the 17 – 18 August.
He presented to the attendees about JCDR and our role within the industry.

Global Early Warning Conference 2017

Staff attended the Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference held in Cancun, Mexico from 22 to 23 May.
Dr Jane Rovins moderated and spoke at a session on ‘Enabling early action based on early warnings’.
The conference was run in conjunction with the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Visiting architecture professor researches disaster relief

Professor Noriko Imura is based at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research for a one-year sabbatical while she conducts her research in New Zealand.
Dr Imura is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Musashino University in Tokyo, Japan.

Opioid treatment and emergency planning

Dr Denise Blake published her research after discovering a gap in knowledge around the needs of opioid substitution treatment (OST) clients in disaster situations.
Read article here

Massey news items

Emergency preparation – only for the privileged?
Thursday 21 September 2017
Storing food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot afford the basics for everyday living - a key...
NZ an emergency management magnet for US students
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Emergency and crisis management student interns from the US and Canada reckon New Zealand has plenty to offer people looking to study in the field.
Breast cancer PhD research wins Massey 3MT
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Research on the "cross-talk" between breast cancer cells and immune cells that could lead to new understandings of and targeted treatment for the...
Zinc link might make roof water safer to drink
Wednesday 26 July 2017
A new study of Wellington roof catchment rainwater has found that zinc in galvanised steel roofs can kill some bugs. But households concerned about...
Video praise from international PhD student
Thursday 29 June 2017
An international PhD student researching disaster preparedness says in an Education New Zealand YouTube video that a supportive academic environment...
Doctoral research informed by global and local crisis
Tuesday 23 May 2017
Maureen Mooney has confronted crisis situations all over the world but returned to Christchurch to complete her PhD researching children's behaviour...
Disastrous Doctorates takes its expertise to Christchurch
Thursday 13 April 2017
Earthquakes centred in the South Island were the focus of the annual Disastrous Doctorates 2017 programme for post doctoral emergency management...

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