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Staff at the Centre author books and chapters across a wide range of topics within the emergency management and disaster risk and recovery field.


Murray, V., Williams, R., & Johal, S. (2017). International Disaster Response. In Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry. (pp. 149 - 161). : Cambridge University Press
[Chapter] Authored by: Johal, S.
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Becker, J., Leonard, GJ., Potter, SH., Coomer, MA., Paton, D., Wright, K., . . . Johnston, DM. (2016). Organisational response to the 2007 Ruapehu Crater Lake breakout lahar in New Zealand: Use of communication in creating an effective response. In C. Fearnley, D. Bird, GE. Jolly, & K. Haynes (Eds.) Observing the volcano world: Volcano crisis communication. : Springer International Publishing
[Chapter] Authored by: Johnston, D.

Johal, SS. (2016). Does the concept of recovery serve us well?. : WADEM
[Monograph] Authored by: Johal, S.

Johal, SS. (2016). Stress Test: Supporting farmers in crisis. In The New Zealand Land and Food Annual. (pp. 157 - 164). : Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Johal, S.
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Kenney, CM. (2016). Engaging the other: Māori urban recovery and resilience planning in Christchurch New Zealand in the aftermath of the 2010-2011 earthquakes. In H. James, & D. Paton (Eds.) The consequences of disasters: Demographic, planning and policy implications. (pp. 327 - 340). Chicago, United States of America: Charles C Thomas
[Chapter] Authored by: Kenney, C.


Johal, SS. (2015). Psycho-social recovery following earthquake disasters. In Encyclopedia of earthquake engineering. (pp. 1 - 7). : Springer
[Chapter] Authored by: Johal, S.
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Kenney, CM. (2015). Five Māori women community leaders volunteer to reduce earthquake impact on elderly residents in Eastern Christchurch. In Women’s Leadership in Risk-Resilient Development. (pp. 65 - 70). Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
[Chapter] Authored by: Kenney, C.


Paton, D., Johal, SS., & Johnston, D. (2014). Community recovery following earthquake disasters. In M. Beer, IA. Kougioumtzoglou, E. Patelli, & I. Siu-Kui Au (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering. (pp. 1 - 8). : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
[Chapter] Authored by: Johal, S.Johnston, D.
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Paton, D., Johnston, D., Mamula-Seadon, L & Kenney, C.M. (2014) Recovery and Development: Perspectives from New Zealand and Australia. In Kapucu, N. & Liou, K. T. (Eds). Disaster & development: Examining global issues and cases. New York, NY: Springer.

Paton, D. & Norris, K. (2014) Vulnerability to Work-Related Posttraumatic Stress: Family and Organizational Influences. In J.M. Violanti (ed) Dying for the Job: Police Work Exposure and Health. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas.


Paton, D. & Allen, D. (2013) Disasters in Medical Care Contexts: Planning for resilience in incident command personnel and systems in hospitals. In R. Arora and P. Arora (Eds) Disaster Management: Medical Preparedness, Response and Homeland Security. London: CABI Press.

Paton, D. & McClure, J. (2013). Preparing for Disaster: Building household and community capacity. Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas.


Doyle, E. E. and Johnston, D. M. (2012). Science advice for critical decision-making. In: Paton, D. and Violanti, J. M. (Eds) Working in High Risk Environments: Developing Sustained Resilience. Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Ill.

Lavell, A.; Gaillard, J.C.; Wisner, B.; Saunders, W.S.A.; van Niekerk, D. 2012 National planning and disaster. p. 617-628 (chapter 51) In: Wisner, B.; Gaillard, J.C.; Kelman, I. (eds) The Routledge handbook of hazards and disaster risk reduction.   Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

O'Brien, G.; Bhatt, M.; Saunders, W.S.A.; Gaillard, J.C.; Wisner, B. 2012 Local government and disaster. p. 629-640 (chapter 52) In: Wisner, B.; Gaillard, J.C.; Kelman, I. (eds) The Routledge handbook of hazards and disaster risk reduction.   Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.


Stewart, C., Wilson, T.M., Leonard, G.S., Johnston, D.M., Cole, J.W. Cronin, S. (2011) Volcanic Hazards and Water Shortages . In: Briggs, C.A. (ed.) Water Shortages: Environmental, Economic and Social Impacts. Nova Publishers. Pp 105-124.


Becker, J., Saunders, W., Hopkins, L., Wright, K., Johnston, D. (2010). Chapter 22: Preplanning for Recovery. In Miller, D.S., & Rivera, J.D. (Eds) Community Disaster Recovery and Resiliency. Pp. 525-550. CRC Press.

Wardman, J.B., Wilson, T.M., Cold, J.W., Bodger, P.S., Johnston, D.M., Daly, M. (2010). Quantifying the vulnerability of high voltage transmission systems to volcanic ashfall hazards. In Willaims et al. (Eds) Geologically Active, Taylor & Francis Group, London. Pp1493-1502.


Houghton, R. 2009. ‘Everything became a struggle, absolute struggle’: Post-flood increases in domestic violence in New Zealand. P.99-111. In: Enarson, E., Dhar Chakrabarti, P.G. (eds.) 2009. Women, gender and disaster: Global issues and initiatives. Sage, New Delhi.

Neall, V., Cronin, S., Johnston, D. (2008) Hot Rock Cafe. In: Graham, I.J. (edit.) A continent on the move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century. Pp. 184-187. The Geological Society of New Zealand.

Paton, D., Violanti, J.M., Burke, K. & Gherke, A. (2009). Traumatic Stress in Police Officers: A career length assessment from recruitment to retirement. Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas

Paton, D.; Johnston, D. 2006. Disaster resilience: An integrated approach. Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas.