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This page contains past news and staff activities at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research.                                                                  

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Beijing Trip

During the month of April, David Johnston and Emily Campbell travelled to Beijing, China attending the 19th Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) scientific committee meeting and 2nd Asian Science and Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (ASTCDRR).

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Summer Institute 2018

The 5-day programme featured topics including, but not limited to; emergency management planning, developing effective all-hazard warning systems, the role of public education, community engagement in building resilient communities, and welfare and wellbeing planning.

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9th CDEM Controllers’ Development Course

Late February to early March saw Massey University’s Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) and Professional & Continuing Education Centre (PaCE) host the ninth residential CDEM Controllers’ Development Programme.

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Dr Carol Stewart joins Vanuatu research expedition

Dr Stewart joined six others in a January research expedition to Tanna Island; collecting data on ash and gas emissions impacts from Mount Yasur.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Doctoral research informed by global and local crisis

Maureen Mooney's PhD research addresses the resilience of children in Christchurch in the aftermath of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes. 

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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.

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'.


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