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Dr Lauren Vinnell PhD

Lecturer

School of Psychology

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Victoria University (2020)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Natural hazard preparation, behaviour during disasters, public education campaigns, social psychology, behaviour change

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Social and Community Psychology (170113)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Miranda, C., Becker, JS., Toma, CL., & Vinnell, LJ. (2023). Homeowners' Perceptions of Seismic Building Performance and Implications for Preparedness in New Zealand. Natural Hazards Review. 24(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., Becker, JS., Doyle, EEH., & Gray, L. (2023). COVID-19 vaccine intentions in Aotearoa New Zealand: Behaviour, risk perceptions, and collective versus individual motivations.. Curr Res Ecol Soc Psychol. 4, 100082
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Hudson-Doyle, E., Vinnell, L.
Johnston, DM., Vinnell, LJ., Becker, JS., & Kaiser, L. (2022). Children and Disasters: A tribute to Professor Kevin Ronan. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 26(2), 63-65
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Kaiser, L., Vinnell, L.
Becker, JS., Blake, D., Thompson, J., Vinnell, LJ., & Doyle, EEH. (2022). Communicating evacuation information to multi-storey apartment dwellers: a case study of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics.
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Hudson-Doyle, E., Vinnell, L.
Becker, JS., Vinnell, LJ., McBride, SK., Nakayachi, K., Doyle, EEH., Potter, SH., . . . Bostrom, A. (2022). The Effects of Earthquake Experience on Intentions to Respond to Earthquake Early Warnings. Frontiers in Communication. 7
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Hudson-Doyle, E., Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., Inch, P., Johnston, DM., & Horspool, N. (2022). Behavioral responses to earthquake shaking: Video footage analysis of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Earthquake Spectra. 38(3), 1636-1660
[Journal article]Authored by: Johnston, D., Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., Hudson-Doyle, EE., Inch, P., Tan, ML., Becker, JS., & Johnston, DM. (2022). Evacuation Behavior and Information Needs of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand Residents Following the 5 March 2021 Mw 7.3 East Cape Earthquake. Seismological Research Letters. 93(3), 1452-1463
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Hudson-Doyle, E., Johnston, D., Tan, M., Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., Hudson-Doyle, EE., Johnston, DM., Becker, JS., Kaiser, L., Lindell, MK., . . . Terbush, B. (2021). Community preparedness for volcanic hazards at Mount Rainier, USA. Journal of Applied Volcanology. 10(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Hudson-Doyle, E., Johnston, D., Kaiser, L., Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., Becker, JS., Scolobig, A., Johnston, DM., Tan, ML., & McLaren, L. (2021). Citizen science initiatives in high-impact weather and disaster risk reduction. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 25(3), 55-60
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Tan, M., Vinnell, L.
Dhellemmes, A., Leonard, GS., Johnston, DM., Vinnell, LJ., Becker, JS., Fraser, SA., . . . Paton, D. (2021). Tsunami awareness and preparedness in Aotearoa New Zealand: The evolution of community understanding. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 65
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Vinnell, L.
Miranda, C., Becker, JS., Toma, CL., Vinnell, LJ., & Johnston, DM. (2021). Seismic experience and structural preparedness of residential houses in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 66
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Vinnell, L.
Alexander, D., Gaillard, JC., Kelman, I., Marincioni, F., Penning-Rowsell, E., van Niekerk, D., . . . Vinnell, LJ. (2021). Academic publishing in disaster risk reduction: past, present, and future. Disasters. 45(1), 5-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Vinnell, L.
Becker, JS., Potter, SH., Vinnell, LJ., Nakayachi, K., McBride, SK., & Johnston, DM. (2020). Earthquake early warning in Aotearoa New Zealand: a survey of public perspectives to guide warning system development. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. 7(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., Wallis, A., Becker, JS., & Johnston, DM. (2020). Evaluating the ShakeOut drill in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Effects on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 48
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., Milfont, TL., & McClure, J. (2019). Do Social Norms Affect Support for Earthquake-Strengthening Legislation? Comparing the Effects of Descriptive and Injunctive Norms. Environment and Behavior. 51(4), 376-400
[Journal article]Authored by: Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., Milfont, TL., & McClure, J. (2019). The impact of the Kaikoura earthquake on risk-related behaviour, perceptions, and social norm messages. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 23(2), 53-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., Orchiston, C., Becker, J., & Johnston, D. (2019). Pathways to earthquake resilience: Learning from past events. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 23(2), 35-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Becker, J., Johnston, D., Vinnell, L.
Vinnell, LJ., McClure, J., & Milfont, TL. (2017). Do framing messages increase support for earthquake legislation?. Disaster Prevention and Management. 26(1), 28-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Vinnell, L.

Book

Becker, JS., McBride, SK., Vinnell, LJ., Saunders, WSA., Leonard, GS., Sullivan, TJ., . . . Gledhill, K. (2022). Earthquakes and tsunami. In Routledge Handbook of Environmental Hazards and Society. (pp. 13 - 32).
[Chapter]Authored by: Becker, J., Vinnell, L.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Aly Curd - Doctor of Philosophy
    Utilising volunteer groups for catastophic events in Aoteraora New Zealand