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Keep up to date with JCDR news, staff activities and stories on interesting research projects.

Up and coming events

Massey Wellington Campus Open Day 

1st September 2017
Massey University
Wellington campus
New Zealand

Open Days at Massey University are your chance to explore your future options. Held on each campus, they give you an insight into study areas,
accommodation, student life and more.

For more details 

The 10th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference (ANHMC 10)

Where: Perth, Australia
When: 31st October – 1st November 2017 (plus workshops)
Hosts: The Office of Emergency Management of Western Australia

This year's conference will provide a forum for discussion of the integration of hazard information into effective emergency risk management. Applying science and research information to best practice planning, warning, response and recovery capabilities will lower the impact of events on communities.

The conference will bring together expertise from Australia, New Zealand and abroad to enable the sharing of knowledge and strengthen collaboration.


Emergency Management Summer Institute 2018

12th - 16th March 2018
Massey University
Wellington campus
New Zealand

Full details and pamphlet

Our news

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

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'.

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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