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2017

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'.
QuakeCoRE

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