Previous Issues


Index to paper titles of previous issues
2020 Volume 24, Number 1 Volume 24, Number 2  
2019 Volume 23, Number 1 Volume 23, Number 2  
2018 Volume 22, Number 1 Volume 22, Port Hills Wildfire Special Issue  
2017 Volume 21, Number 1 Volume 21, Number 2  
2016 Volume 20, Number 1 Volume 20, People in Disasters Special Issue  
2015 Volume 19, IRDR Conference Special Issue Volume 19, Number 2  
2014 Volume 18, Number 1 Volume18, Number 2  
2013 Volume 2013-1 Volume 2013-2  
2012 Volume 2012-1    
2011 Volume 2011- 1 Volume 2011-2 Volume 2011-3
2010 Volume 2010- 1 Volume 2010-2  
2009 Volume 2009- 1 Volume 2009-2  
2008 Volume 2008- 1 Volume 2008-2  
2007 Volume 2007-1 Volume 2007-2  
2006 Volume 2006-1 Volume 2006-2  
2005 Volume 2005-1 Volume 2005-2  
2004 Volume 2004-1 Volume 2004-2  
2003 Volume 2003-1    
2002 Volume 2002-1 Volume 2002-2  
2001 Volume 2001-1 Volume 2001-2  
2000 Volume 2000-1 Volume 2000-2  
1999 Volume 1999-1 Volume 1999-2  
1998 Volume 1998-1 Volume 1998-2 Volume 1998-3
1997 Volume 1997-1 Volume 1997-2 Volume 1997-3

2020 - Volume 24

Volume 24, Number 2

Published: Sept 2020

The authors, titles and keywords of papers published in this issue are listed below with the title linked to each paper in PDF format. 

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Volume 24, Number 2 (complete issue)

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Research Papers

Social adjustment in New Zealand and Philippine emergency responders: A test of main and moderating effects of received social support

Johnrev Guilaran, Ian de Terte, Krzysztof Kaniasty & Christine Stephens

Keywords: social adjustment, posttraumatic growth, social and occupational impairment, received social support, emergency responders

Farmers’ perceptions of options for pasture remediation and recovery following major tephra fall in New Zealand

Seethal P. Sivarajan, Jan M. Lindsay, Shane J. Cronin & Thomas M. Wilson

Keywords: tephra fall, soil remediation, pasture recovery, volcanic eruption, Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu, Taupō, agriculture

Closing the research-practice gap in emergency services organisations

Christine Owen, Noreen Krusel & Loriana Bethune

Keywords: Research-practice, research utilisation, learning organisations, fire and emergency services, emergency management


Volume 24, Number 1

Published: June 2020

The authors, titles and keywords of papers published in this issue are listed below with the title linked to each paper in PDF format. 

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Volume 24, Number 1 (complete issue)

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Research Papers

Volunteered Geographic Information for people-centred severe weather early warning: A literature review

Sara Harrison, Sally Potter, Raj Prasanna, Emma E H Doyle & David Johnston

Keywords: early warning system, people-centred early warning system, volunteered geographic information, disaster risk reduction, severe weather

Citizen science as a catalyst for community resilience building: a two-phase tsunami case study

Emma E H Doyle, Emily Lambie, Caroline Orchiston, Julia S. Becker, Lisa McLaren, David Johnston & Graham Leonard

Keywords: tsunami, citizen science, community resilience, disasters, evacuation, warnings

Post-disaster health status of train derailment victims with posttraumatic growth

Danielle Maltais, Anne-Lise Lansard, Mathieu Roy, Mélissa Généreux, Geneviève Fortin, Jacques Cherblanc, Christiane Bergeron-Leclerc & Eve Pouliot

Keywords: technological disaster, train derailment, posttraumatic growth, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-disaster psychological health, positive effects of disaster


Research Updates

A research update on the demography and injury burden of victims of New Zealand earthquakes between 2010 and 2014

Shewa Basharati, Michael Ardagh, Joanne Deely, Nicholas Horspool David Johnston, Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, Alieke Dierckx & Martin Than

Keywords: earthquakes, sex and age, scene of injury, population exposed to shaking intensity, injury burden


2019 - Volume 23

Volume 23, Number 2

Published: December 2019

The authors, titles and keywords of papers published in this issue are listed below with the title linked to each paper in PDF format. 

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Volume 23, Number 2 (complete issue)

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Pathways to Earthquake Resilience: Learning from past events

Lauren J. Vinnell, Caroline Orchiston, Julia Becker, & David Johnston

Keywords: Earthquake, resilience, research, practice, New Zealand

Research Papers

Risk judgments and social norms: Do they relate to preparedness after the Kaikōura earthquakes

John McClure, Millie Ferrick, Liv Henrich, & David Johnston

Keywords: Earthquake, risk perception, norms, preparedness, optimism

The impact of the Kaikōura earthquake on risk-related behaviour, perceptions, and social norm

Lauren J. Vinnell, Taciano L. Milfont, & John McClure

Keywords: Earthquake, New Zealand, natural experiment, earthquake preparation, social norms

From physical disruption to community impact: modelling a Wellington Fault earthquake

Charlotte Brown, Garry McDonald, S. R. Uma, Nicky Smith, Vinod Sadashiva, Rob Buxton, Emily Grace, Erica Seville, & Michelle Daly

Keywords: Disaster impact, socio-economic modelling, disaster recovery, Wellington Fault earthquake


Research Updates

Disaster resilience in Wellington’s hotel sector: Research update and summary

Nancy A. Brown, Jane E. Rovins, Caroline Orchiston, Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, & David Johnston

Keywords: Tourism, resilience, capital, hotels, disaster

Business recovery from disaster: A research update for practitioners

Elora Kay, Charlotte Brown, Tracy Hatton, Joanne R. Stevenson, Erica Seville, & John Vargo

Keywords: Business recovery, organisational resilience, disasters, disaster recovery


Practice Updates

Wellington City’s response to the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake

Simon Fleisher

Keywords: Civil Defence, emergency management, disaster response, Kaikōura earthquake

Wellington Resilience workshop: Creating shared ideas and meanings

Nancy A. Brown, Emily Campbell, David Johnston, Helen McCracken, Sophie Bradley, Scott Dray, & Dan Neely

Keywords: Resilience, culture, community, co-creation, participatory

Operationalising theory-informed practice: Developing resilience indicators for Wellington, Aotearoa
New Zealand

Elora Kay, Joanne R. Stevenson, Julia Becker, Emma Hudson-Doyle, Lucy Carter, Emily Campbell, Sam Ripley, David Johnston, Dan Neely, & Chris Bowie

Keywords: Resilience measurement, operationalisation, knowledge co-production, top-down and bottom-up assessment


Volume 23, Number 1

Published: August 2019

The authors, titles and keywords of papers published in this issue are listed below with the title linked to each paper in PDF format. 

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Volume 23, Number 1 (complete issue)

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Research Papers

The low-likelihood challenge: Risk perception and the use of risk modelling for destructive tsunami policy development in New Zealand local government

Miles H. Crawford, Wendy S. A. Saunders, Emma E. H. Doyle, Graham S. Leonard, & David M. Johnston

Keywords: Tsunami, risk perception, policy development, risk modelling, cognitive bias, local government

Surabaya Resilience Index for potential earthquakes: An institutional perspective

Adjie Pamungkas, Mega Utami Ciptaningrum, Lalu Muhamad Jaelani, & Data Iranata

Keywords: Resilience index, Earthquake, Kendeng Thrust, Institution, Risk Management


2018 - Volume 22

Volume 22, Port Hills Wildfire Special Issue

Published: December 2018

The authors, titles and keywords of papers published in this issue are listed below with the title linked to each paper in PDF format. 

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Volume 22, Port Hills Wildfire Special Issue (complete issue)

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Special Issue Editorial

Editorial: Special Issue on the Port Hills wildfire

E.R. (Lisa) Langer, J. McLennan & D.M. Johnston

Keywords: Port Hills, Canterbury, wildfire, emergency management

Research Papers

The 2017 Port Hills wildfires – a window into New Zealand’s fire future?

H. G. Pearce

Keywords: wildfire risk, rural-urban interface, house loss, New Zealand

Institutionalising wildfire planning in New Zealand: Lessons learnt from the 2009 Victoria bushfire experience

M. Kornakova & B. Glavovic

Keywords: land-use planning, wildfire risk, Port Hills fire, New Zealand, Victoria bushfires, Australia, institutional barriers, institutional enablers

Christchurch’s peri-urban wildfire management strategy: How does it measure up with international best practice?

S. Kraberger, S. Swaffield & W. McWilliam

Keywords: wildfire hazard, wildfire risk, wildfire threat, wildfire management strategies

Wildfire risk awareness, perception and preparedness in the urban fringe in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Public responses to the 2017 Port Hills wildfire

E.R. Langer & Simon Wegner

Keywords: urban fringe, rural-urban interface, risk perception, risk awareness, preparedness

The Port Hills fire and the rhetoric of lessons learned

R. Montgomery

Keywords: lessons learned; lessons management; learning legacy; elite panic; situational awareness; social media; enabling communities.

An integrative review of the 2017 Port Hill fires' impact on animals, their owners and first responders’ encounters with the human-animal interface

H. Squance, D. M. Johnston, C. Stewart & C. B. Riley

Keywords: Animal welfare, emergency management, wildfire, 2017 Port Hills fires


Volume 22, Number 1

Published: July 2018

The authors, titles and keywords of papers published in this issue are listed below with the title linked to each paper in PDF format. 

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Volume 22, Number 1 (complete issue)

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Research Papers

Where is social work in emergency management? Exploring visibility in New Zealand online media

Kathryn Hay & Katheryn Margaret Pascoe

Keywords: Social work; disaster, emergency management, media, New Zealand

Older adults’ strategies for managing adversity through connection and purpose

Nicki Weld

Keywords: Post-disaster, Canterbury Earthquakes, Older adults, adversity, coping, resilience.

Practice Update

Building a data integration and visualisation platform for resilience research in New Zealand

Joanne R. Stevenson, Elora Kay & John Vargo

Keywords: Resilience, data integration platform, metadata


2017 - Volume 21

Volume 21, Number 2

Published: December 2017

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Volume 21, Number 2 (complete issue)

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Research Papers

Capacity building for child and adolescent mental health in disaster areas: Learning from the experiences
of mental health care workers in Indonesia

Theresia Citraningtyas, Martina Wiwie, Nurmiati Amir, Hervita Diatri &Tjhin Wiguna

Keywords: training, disaster, children and adolescents, mental health workers

A systematic review exploring the presence of Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Secondary
Traumatic Stress in Alcohol and Other Drug Clinicians

Peter Huggard, Janice Law & David Newcombe

Keywords: compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, alcohol and drug clinicians/counsellors, systematic literature review.

Impact of riverbank erosion: A case study

Tuhin K Das, Sushil K Haldar, Debaprasad Sarkar, Marion Borderon, Stefan Kienberger, Ivy Das Gupta, Sangeeta Kundu & Debarati Guha-Sapir

Keywords: riverbank erosion, socioeconomic impact, displacement, human poverty, rehabilitation policy

Research Update

Assessing research priorities and practices following the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake

Tracy Hatton, Robert Kipp, Charlotte Brown & Erica Seville

Keywords: Post disaster research; research practice; collaborative research


Volume 21, Number 1

Published: May 2017

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Volume 21, Number 1 (complete issue)

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Research Papers

New Zealand wheelchair users’ preparedness for emergencies

J.A. Dunn, J.M. Nicholls, D.L. Snell & J.L. Nunnerley

Keywords: emergency preparedness, wheelchair users, people with disabilities, disaster management, emergency planning

Getting through: Children’s effective coping and adaptation in the context of the Canterbury, New Zealand, Earthquakes of 2010-2012

Maureen Mooney, Ruth Tarrant, Douglas Paton, Sarb Johal & David Johnston

Keywords: Children, effective coping, adaptation, earthquake, disaster, Canterbury

In some strange way, trouble is good for people. Posttraumatic growth following the Canterbury earthquake sequence

Rebekah Smith, Virginia V W McIntosh, Janet D Carter, Helen Colhoun, Jenny Jordan, Frances A Carter & Caroline J Bell

Keywords: Postraumatic growth, Canterbury Earthquakes, thematic analysis, content analysis, sense of community

Practice Update

Get prepared for an emergency: An infographic

D. Blake, A. Miller & A. Rampton

Keywords: Preparedness, emergency management, infographic, earthquake, disability, community


2016 - Volume 20

Volume 20, People in Disasters Special Issue

Published: December 2016

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Volume 20, People in Disasters Special Issue (complete issue)

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Special Issue Editorial

First International Conference on People in Disasters

Joanne M Deely & Michael W Ardagh

Keywords: Canterbury earthquakes, Australian bushfires and floods, psychosocial wellbeing, mental illness, community response

Research Papers

The Cat’s Cradle of Responsibility: Assigning and Taking Responsibility for Companion Animals in Natural Disasters

Cheryl Travers, Chris Degeling & Melanie Rock

Keywords: companion animal, responsibility, taxonomy, natural disaster, Black Saturday

A Review of Compassion Fatigue of Nurses During and After the Canterbury Earthquakes

Jai Chung & Nicky Davies

Keywords: compassion fatigue, earthquake, emotional exhaustion, disaster, nursing

‘Te Waioratanga’: Health Promotion Practice - The Importance of Māori Cultural Values to Wellbeing in a Disaster Context and Beyond

Emma Rawson

Keywords: Māori, wellbeing, Te Waioratanga, Māori health promotion, responsiveness

An Innovative Response to Family Violence After the Canterbury Earthquake Events: Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration’s Achievements, Successes, and Challenges

Lesley M Campbell & Susie J Jones

Keywords: family violence, collaboration, cross sector, disasters

Resilience in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Following an Earthquake

Heidi Su, Helen Lunt & Kit Hoeben

Keywords: disaster medicine; type 1 diabetes, resilience

Building Resilience Through Post-Disaster Community Projects: Responses to the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes and 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami

Maria R Dionisio & Eric Pawson

Keywords: community resilience; earthquake recovery; community-driven projects; Christchurch; Tōhoku

Ripples of Recovery and Resilience: Tracking the Effects of the Canterbury Earthquakes on Older New Zealanders

Fiona Alpass, Sally Keeling, Brendan Stevenson, Joanne Allen & Christine Stephens

Keywords: older people, longitudinal study, reported earthquake effects

Thriving After Trauma: Posttraumatic Growth Following the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence

Rebekah Smith, Virginia V W McIntosh, Janet D Carter, Helen Colhoun, Jenny Jordan, Frances A Carter & Caroline J Bell

Keywords: posttraumatic growth, resilience, gender, earthquake


Volume 20, Number 1

Published: September 2016

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Volume 20, Number 1 (complete issue)

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Research Papers

Asking for help and receiving support after a disaster

Kayleigh A. Urmson, David M. Johnston & Simon Kemp

Keywords: Christchurch; earthquake; help-seeking; comfort; support

Accredited qualifications for capacity development in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Sarah L Hemstock, Leigh-Ann Buliruarua, Emily YY Chan, Gloria Chan, Helene Jacot Des Combes, Peter Davey, Paul Farrell, Sian Griffiths, Henning Hansen, Tim Hatch, Ailsa Holloway, Teuleala Manuella-Morris, Tess Martin, Fabrice G. Renaud, Kevin Ronan, Benjamin Ryan, Joerg Szarzynski, Duncan Shaw, Soichiro Yasukawa, Tiffany Yeung & Virginia Murray

Keywords: capacity development, accreditation, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, training

The role of the organisation following disaster: Insights from nurse experiences after the Canterbury earthquakes

Zoe Mounsey, Sarb Johal & Katharina Näswall

Keywords: disaster, recovery, mental health, burnout, organisations, nursing

Toward a substantive dialogue: The case for an ethical framework in emergency management, Part 1

Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, Steven Jensen, Sandy Smith & David Etkin

Keywords: disaster risk management; emergency management; ethics; values; decision making; emergency; disaster

Toward a substantive dialogue: The case for an ethical framework in emergency management, Part 2

David Etkin, Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, Sandy Smith & Steven Jensen

Keywords: disaster risk management; emergency management; ethics; values; decision making; emergency; disaster


2015 - Volume 19


Volume 19, Number 2

Published: November 2015

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Volume 19, Number 2 (complete issue)

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Practice Update

Knowledge transfer between communities, practitioners, and researchers: A case study for community resilience in Wellington, New Zealand

Emma E. H. Doyle, Julia S. Becker, Daniel P. Neely, David M. Johnston, Bruce Pepperell

Keywords: community resilience, knowledge transfer, facilitation, research, practice, communities, disasters

Research Papers

Did dog ownership influence perceptions of adult health and wellbeing during and following the Canterbury earthquakes? A qualitative study

Samuel Coombs, Annabel Eberlein, Kago Mantata, Ashleigh Turnhout & Catherine M Smith

Keywords: Canterbury Earthquake, Dog Ownership, Health, Wellbeing

Quiet heroes: Teachers and the Canterbury, New Zealand, earthquakes

Carol Mutch

Keywords: disaster studies, schools, teachers, first responders, psychosocial support


Volume 19, IRDR Conference Special Issue

Published: April 2015

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Volume 19, IRDR Conference Special Issue (complete issue)

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The importance of theory, analysis and practice to integrated disaster research: Introduction to the IRDR Conference Special Issue

Thomas J. Huggins & David M. Johnston

Keywords: disaster risk, analysis, theory, practice, social dimensions, integrated research

Community-led disaster risk management: A Māori response to Ōtautahi (Christchurch) earthquakes

Christine M. Kenney, Suzanne R. Pjibbs, Douglas Paton, John Reid & David M. Johnston

Keywords: Integrated, Risk, Governance, Indigenous, Management

Defining disaster: The need for harmonisation of terminology

Lidia Mayner & Paul Arbon

Keywords: text analysis, disaster, terminology, definitions, glossary

A needs-based approach for exploring vulnerability and response to disaster risk in rural communities in low income countries

David Oscar Yawson, Michael Osei Adu, Frederick Ato Armah, Joseph Kusi, Isaac Gershon Ansah & Canford Chiroro

Keywords: vulnerability, flood risk, disaster response, needs-based approach, northern Ghana, low income countries

Emergency preparedness and perceptions of vulnerability among disabled people following the Christchurch earthquakes: Applying lessons learnt to the Hyogo Framework for Action

Suzanne Phibbs, Gretchen Good, Christina Severinsen, Esther Woodbury & Kerry Williamson

Keywords: disaster, disability, preparedness, vulnerability, risk

Environment as trickster: Epistemology and materiality in disaster mitigation

Roberto E. Barrios

Keywords: epistemology, modernity, disasters, material agency, development


2014 - Volume 18

Volume 18, Number 2 (complete issue)

Contents page - Volume 18, Number 2 (with abstracts)

How People Affected by Disaster Use the Internet: A study of Facebook Usage during the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire in Victoria

Dr Owen Kulemeka

Keywords: social media, Australia, China, Facebook, fire

The Emotional Impact of the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake on the Junior Doctor workforce

Dr Dale Sheehan, Dr John Thwaites, Dr Blair York & Dr Jaejin Lee

Keywords: Disaster, Medicine, Narrative, Thematic analyses


Volume 18, Number 1 (complete issue)

Contents page -Volume 18, Number 1 (with abstracts)

The need for careful study design when investigating the benefits of psychological interventions for trauma survivors: a commentary on Renner, Bänninger-Huber, Peltzer (2011)

Tracy M. McGuire, Christopher W. Lee & Peter D. Drummond

Keywords: methodological rigour, research design, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, EMDR

Fallen through the cracks? The role of second responders in the Christchurch emergency: A Wellington perspective

Beverley McNally

Keywords: Christchurch, earthquakes, second responders, emergency management

Spirituality, gratitude, hope and post-traumatic growth among the survivors of the 2010 eruption of Mount Merapi in Java, Indonesia

M.A. Subandi, Taufik Achmad, Hanifah Kurniati & Rizky Febri

Keywords: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post-Traumatic Growth, positive psychology, Yogyakarta-Indonesia

Reporting on the Seminar - Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA): Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty

The World Social Science (WSS) fellows on Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA)

Keywords: interpretation, action, decision making, uncertainty, communication, interdisciplinary, workshop

Indigenous Peoples and urban disaster: Māori responses to the 2010-12 Christchurch earthquakes

Simon Lambert

Keywords: Christchurch, Indigenous communities, disaster response, Māori, cultural institutions


2013 - Volume 2013

Volume 2013-2 (complete issue)

Contents page -Volume 2013-2 (with abstracts)

The experience and future of businesses displaced by earthquake from central Christchurch, New Zealand.

Simon Kemp, Kin Yan Chan & Carsten Grimm

Keywords: Business decisions, Earthquake, Relocation

The 2009 New Zealand West Coast ShakeOut: Improving earthquake preparedness in a region of high seismic risk.

Caroline Orchiston, Chris Manuel, Maureen Coomer, Julia Becker & David Johnston

Keywords: earthquake hazard, ShakeOut, New Zealand, Alpine Fault, preparedness.


Volume 2013-1 (complete issue)

Contents Pages of Volume 2013-1 (with abstracts)

Land use planning and policy for earthquakes in the Wellington Region, New Zealand (2001-2011)

Becker, J.S., Beban, J., Suanders, W.S.A., Van Dissen, R. & King, A.

Keywords: Land use planning, Policy, Earthquakes, Wellington Region

Children's knowledge, cognitions and emotions surrounding natural disasters: An investigation of Year 5 students, Wellington, New Zealand

Teresa A. King & Ruth A.C. Tarrant

Keywords: disasters; education; children; earthquakes; cognitions; knowledge; emotions; preparedness.

The effects of news media reports on earthquake attributions and preventability judgments: Mixed messages about the Canterbury earthquake

John McClure & Justin Velluppillai

Keywords: Risk communication, Fatalistic messages, Attributions for damage, Preventability of damage

A systematic review of the measurement of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress in physicians

Arohina Nimmo & Peter Huggard

Keywords: compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatisation, secondary traumatic stress, physicians, systematic literature review


2012 - Volume 2012

Volume 2012-1 (complete issue)

Contents Pages of Volume 2012-1 (with abstracts)

Earthquake Risk Perception among Citizens in Kathmandu, Nepal

Pralhad Uprety & Anupama Poudel

Keywords: Disaster, Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness

Organisational Resilience and Recovery for Canterbury Organisations after the 4 September 2010 Earthquake

Kachali H., Stevenson J.R, Whitman Z., Seville E., Vargo J. & Wilson T

Keywords: organisations, disaster, resilience, recovery, industry sector, earthquake.

Climate change and mental health following flood disasters in developing countries, A review of the epidemiological literature: What do we know, what is being recommended?

Andrew Crabtree

Keywords: Climate Change, Flooding, Mental Health

Psychiatric Comorbidity in Amputees With Average Sociodemographic Status and the Role of Theologic and Family Support In A Conflict Zone

Nasir Muzaffar, Imtiaz Mansoor, Arifa Hafeez, & Mushtaq Margoob

Keywords: Amputee; PTSD; Comorbidity; Theology; Defense


2011 - Volume 2011

Volume 2011-3 (complete issue)

Contents Pages of Volume 2011-3 (with abstracts)

Leadership Through a School Tragedy: A Case Study (Part 1 - The First Week)

Ruth Tarrant

Keywords: leadership, school, tragedy, crisis, psychosocial, grief

Leadership Through a School Tragedy: A Case Study (Part 2 - The Next Two Years)

Ruth Tarrant

Keywords: leadership, school, tragedy, crisis, psychosocial, grief

Is “Fear Itself” The Only Thing We Have To Fear? Explorations of Psychology in Perceptions of the Vulnerability of Others

James Lewis, Ilan Kelman & Sarah A V Lewis

Keywords: fear, denial, psychology, vulnerability

“Tired of Caring”: The Impact of Caring on Resident Doctors

Peter Huggard & Robyn Dixon

Keywords: Physicians, compassion fatigue, burnout, compassion satisfaction, vicarious trauma


Volume 2011-2 (complete issue)

Contents Pages of Volume 2011-2 (with abstracts)

How the 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake affected earthquake risk perception: Comparing citizens inside and outside the earthquake region

John McClure, Celine Wills, David Johnston & Claudia Recker

Keywords: earthquakes, Canterbury earthquakes, risk perception, perceived earthquake likelihood

Sleeplessness, Stress, Cognitive Disruption and Academic Performance Following the September 4, 2010, Christchurch Earthquake

Simon Kemp, William S. Helton, Jessica J. Richardson, Neville M. Blampied & Michael Grimshaw

Keywords: disaster, earthquake, mental health, cognitive disruption, academic performance

Early Disaster Recovery: A Guide for Communities

Suzanne Vallance

Keywords: community development; community participation; urban resilience; social capital

Rapid response research in Christchurch: Providing evidence for recovery decisions and for future theoretical research

Felicity Powell, Abigail Harding, Jared Thomas & Kate Mora

Keywords: disaster recovery research, Canterbury earthquake, research dissemination, rapid response research, recovery indicators

The Management of Portable Toilets in the Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch after the February 22, 2011 Earthquake

R Potangaroa, S Wilkinson, M Zare & P Steinfort

Keywords: portable toilets, management, Christchurch, earthquake

Animal welfare impact following the 4 September 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake

Steve Glassey & Thomas Wilson

Keywords: Canterbury, Darfield, earthquake, emergency, pets, animals, welfare, disaster, New Zealand.

Commentary Article
Caring for the Carers: the emotional effects of disasters on health care professionals

Peter Huggard

Keywords: compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatisation, burnout, self-care


Volume 2011-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2011-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Risk and Resilience in Turbulent Times: Recent insights into managing hazard effects and traumatic stress

Douglas Paton

Framing effects on disaster preparation: Is negative framing more effective?

John McClure and Chris G Sibley

Keywords: framing effects, goal framing, disaster preparedness, risk communication

Self-esteem and Sense of Mastery Influencing Disaster Preparedness Behaviour

Sasmita Mishra, Damodar Suar & Douglas Paton

Keywords: Self-esteem, sense of mastery, communal mastery, disaster preparedness

The Strange Lake Nyos CO2 Gas Disaster: Impacts and The Displacement and Return of Affected Communities

Forka Leypey Mathew Fomine

Keywords: Lake Nyos, Cameroon, carbon dioxide gas, asphyxiation, resettlement, disaster

Violence, Psychological Trauma, and Possible Acute Post-traumatic Interventions in Pakistani Society

Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Suzane Foley, Ijaz Hussain & Maher Bano

Keywords: violent situation in Pakistan, psychological trauma, treatment response, Trauma center

Culture-Sensitive and Resource Oriented Peer (CROP) - Groups as a Community Based Intervention for Trauma Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study with Refugees and Asylum Seekers from Chechnya

Walter Renner, Eva Bänninger-Huber & Karl Peltzer

Keywords: Post-Traumatic Stress, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Self-Help, Evaluation


2010 - Volume 2010

Volume 2010-2

Contents Pages of Volume 2010-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Special Issue on “Disaster Management: Views from the 921 Earthquake”.

Li-Wen Liu, Li-Ju Jang, Jieh-Jiuh Wang, Shu-Twu Wang & Fang-Yie Leu

Debris flow disaster mitigation on early warning and evacuation after the Chichi Earthquake in Taiwan

Huei-Long Wu, Su-Chin Chen, Tien-Ying Chou & Bo-Tsung Huang

Keywords: early warning system, evacuation and shelter, rainfall threshold value for debris flow

Evaluating the use of earthquake scenario exercises for developing disaster management strategies

Shyh-Yuan Maa & Jieh-Jiuh Wang

Keywords: Emergency management system, scenarios, exercises, urban earthquake disaster management policy

The 921 Earthquake: Developing a group intervention program for affected soldiers in the Taiwanese military

Cheng-Shen Hu & Sheng-Che Kuo

Keywords: group intervention, military, acute stress disorder, normalization

The grief process of a child survivor of the 921 Earthquake: A case report

Hsiu -Ling Peng

Keywords: grief counselling, expressive art materials, 921 Earthquake

Ten years after the 921 Earthquake: A report on the posttraumatic growth of Jen-Ai Hospital in Tali, Taiwan

Chi-Hsiang Hsu & Chih-Chung Su

Keywords: The 921 Earthquake, Jen-Ai Hospital, Tali C ommunity Health Promotion Center, posttraumatic growth

From a cross-disciplinary approach to construct a model of community disaster management support system

Li-Wen Liu, Li-Ju Jang, Fang-Yie Leu, Jieh-Jiuh Wang & Shu-Twu Wang

Keywords: Chi-chi Earthquake, risk assessment, community resilience, spatial analysis, community disaster management support system.


Volume 2010-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2010-1 (with abstracts)

Introduction : The Role Of Land-Use Planning In Disaster Risk Reduction: An Introduction To Perspectives From Australasia

Bruce C. Glavovic

Keywords: Natural hazards planning, disaster risk reduction, New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Island Countries

Lessons from the United States: Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction

Gavin Smith

Keywords: disaster recovery, planning, sustainable development, disaster resilience

Realising the potential of land-use planning to reduce hazard risks in New Zealand

Bruce C. Glavovic, Becker, J.S. & Saunders, W.S.A

Keywords: Natural hazards planning, risk reduction, New Zealand

A synthesis of challenges and opportunities for reducing volcanic risk through land use planning in New Zealand

Becker, J.S., Saunders, W.S.A., Robertson, C.M., Leonard, G.S., & Johnston, D.M.

Keywords: volcano, land use, planning, New Zealand

Exploring the social context of coastal erosion management in New Zealand: What factors drive particular environmental outcomes?

Paula Blackett, Terry Hume & Jim Dahm

Keywords: Coastal hazards, stakeholders, communities, positive and negative environmental outcomes

Community-based Civil Defence Emergency Management Planning in Northland, New Zealand

Antoinette Mitchell, Bruce C. Glavovic, Bill Hutchinson, Graeme MacDonald, Melanie Roberts & Jim Goodland

Keywords: Community-based emergency planning, public participation, Northland, New Zealand

Social assessment as a complementary tool to hazard risk assessment and disaster planning

Alison Cottrell & David King

Keywords: social impact assessment, hazard mitigation, emergency management

Towards Enhancing Adaptive Capacity for Climate Change Response in South East Queensland

Timothy F. Smith, Timothy Lynam, Benjamin L. Preston, Julie Matthews, R. W. (Bill) Carter, Dana C. Thomsen, Jennifer Carter, Anne Roiko, Rodney Simpson, Peter Waterman, Marcus Bussey, Noni Keys & Craig Stephenson

Keywords: Adaptive capacity, climate change, adaptation, South East Queensland

An Overview of Natural Hazard Planning in the Pacific Island Region

John Campbell

Keywords: Pacific Islands, disaster risk reduction, relief, urbanisation


Realising the promise of natural hazards planning: An Australasian perspective

Bruce C. Glavovic

Keywords: Natural hazards planning; sustainable hazard-resilient communities; Australasia


2009 - Volume 2009

Volume 2009-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2009-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Responding to the Unexpected: Emergency response, community and societal implications

Douglas Paton

Post-Disaster Psychosocial Support: A framework from lessons learnt through programmes in South-Asia

Dr Satyabrata Dash, M.D.

Keywords: Post disaster, situation, literature, review, efficacy, model framework

A Report On Traumatised and Non Traumatised Children’s Human Figure Drawings Reflecting Emotional Effects of Disastrous Conditions

Elif Celebi Oncu, Berrin Akman, Tulin Guler & Tugba Karaaslan

Keywords: Traumatised children, human figure drawings (HFDs), emotional expressions

Coping Strategies and Professional Quality of Life Among Emergency Workers

Gabriele Prati, Luigi Palestini and Luca Pietrantoni

Keywords: emergency workers; coping strategies; quality of life

Policies to Deal With Natural Disasters in View of a Social Business Partnership Model

Md. Abdur Raquib, Md. Wahid Murad, R. N. Anantharaman & Uchenna Cyril Eze

Keywords: Natural disasters, preparedness and resiliency, social capital, social creativity, social business partnership model

Recruitment and Retention of Red Cross Disaster Volunteers

Christine Steerman Ph.D and Valerie Cole Ph.D

Keywords: disaster, volunteer, retention, disaster mental health

Short Communication
The Chinese Medical Response in Wenchuan Earthquake Relief : Experience of Rescue Team Member

Feng Cao, MD., PhD., Zheng Guo, MD., PhD., Weiping Liu, MD., Kai Liu, MD. & Lize Xiong, MD., PhD

Keywords: China; Earthquake relief; Medical rescue


2008 - Volume 2008

Volume 2008-2

Contents Pages of Volume 2008-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Fire Risk Communication and Preparedness: New evidence to empower the communities.\

Dr Fantina Tedim

A Report on Forest Fires in Cyprus

Boustras G, Bratskas R , Pourgouri S , Michaelides A , Efstathiades A, Katsaros E

Keywords: Forest fires, Cyprus, Forest Fire Statistics, Forest Protection Policies

How Close Do You Have To Be To Learn The Lesson? Fire Burns!

Kathryn Gow

Keywords: bushfire exposure; bushfire experience; disaster preparedness; Southeast Queensland

Urban-Forest Interfaces: A Favourable Stage for the Incidence and Development of Forest Fires in Portugal

Luciano Lourenço

Keywords: bushfire exposure; bushfire experience; disaster preparedness; Southeast Queensland

Understanding the Context: The value of community engagement in bushfire risk communication and education. Observations following the East Coast Tasmania bushfires of December 2006.

Tim Prior and Douglas Paton

Keywords: Bushfire, community perceptions, trust, preparedness, risk communication

Public Perceptions of Wildfire Risk and Forest Management in the Central Pine Barrens of Long Island (USA)

Robert L. Ryan and Mark B. Wamsley

Keywords: wildland-urban interface - Northeast United States, Central Pine Barrens, Long Island, New York, local residents perceptions- wildland fire risk, fire hazard reduction strategies


Volume 2008-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2008-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Psychosocial Support in Community and Educational Contexts

Douglas Paton

Sense of Place: A Model for Community Based Psychosocial Support Programs

Joseph O. Prewitt Diaz & Anjana Dayal

Keywords: Sense of place, psychosocial well-being, support

The Effects of Personality, Social Support and Religiosity on Posttraumatic Growth

Julie T. Wilson & Joseph M. Boden

Keywords: personality, Big Five, posttraumatic growth, social support, religiosity, extraversion

Short Communication
The 2004 Tsunami and University Students’ Academic Achievement

Teuku Tahlil & Ches Jones

Keywords: Tsunami, Adverse effects, College student, Academic achievement


2007 - Volume 2007

Volume 2007-2

Contents Pages of Volume 2007-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : From Fire to Foot and Mouth Disease: Safeguarding the well-being of children, communities and workers

Douglas Paton

Role Stress in Front Line Workers during the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease Epidemic: The Value of Therapeutic Spaces

Dr Ian Convery, Dr Maggie Mort, Dr Cathy Bailey & Josephine Baxter

Keywords: foot and mouth disease; disaster workers; therapeutic spaces; trauma; posttraumatic experience

Natural Environment Disaster Survival Experiences: Narrative Research from Two Communities

Melvin Prince & Mark Alexander Phillip Davies

Keywords: tsunami, flood, disaster survivors, culture, narrative research

A Home-based Disaster Psychosocial Intervention Programme: Case Study of a School Fire Disaster Victim in India

Sujata Satapathy & Ajinder Walia

Keywords: Fire disasters, Psychological trauma, Play therapy, home-based intervention and Disaster mental health care service

Short Communication
Psychosocial Care During Rehabilitation – A Thematic Approach

Jeyanth K.Newport & T.M. Padma

Keywords: Disaster Mental Health, Psychosocial Care, Rehabilitation, ELII Approach


Volume 2007-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2007-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Posttraumatic Growth: Is there evidence for changing our practice?

Colleen A Jackson

Understanding Adaptation to First-Episode Psychosis: The Relevance of Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth

Jane E Dunkley, Glen W Bates, Margaret Foulds & Paul Fitzgerald

Keywords: psychosis, trauma, posttraumatic growth, bipolar disorders

Posttraumatic Growth: Is there evidence for changing our practice?

Colleen A Jackson

Keywords: posttraumatic growth, coping, pathology, treatment

Coping Processes and Dimensions of Posttraumatic Growth

Bronwyn A. Morris, Jane Shakespeare-Finch & Jennifer L. Scott

Keywords: Posttraumatic Growth, Cancer, Coping

Personal and Organizational Predictors of Posttraumatic Adaptation and Growth in Police Officers

Douglas Paton & Karena J. Burke

Keywords: critical incidents, adaptive capacity, posttraumatic growth, police, training, teams, organizational culture

Posttraumatic Growth of Southeast Asian Survivors with Physical Injuries: Six Months after the 2004 Southeast Asian Earthquake-Tsunami

Catherine So-kum Tang

Keywords: Postraumatic growth, tsunami, Thailand, coping


2006 - Volume 2006

Volume 2006-2

Contents Pages of Volume 2006-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Responding to disaster: Questioning assumptions and building capacity

Douglas Paton

Well-being in Protective Services Personnel: Organisational Influences

Karena J. Burke & Douglas Paton

Keywords: emergency services, organisational climate, job satisfaction, traumatic events, occupational stress

Of hierarchy and hoarding: How “inefficiencies” actually make disaster relief “work”

Sidney Dekker & Nalini Suparamaniam

Keywords: procedures, plans, relief work, authority, hierarchy, efficiency

Resistance to Cross-cultural Psychosocial Efforts in Disaster and Trauma: Recommendations for Ethnomedical Competence

Siddharth Ashvin Shah

Keywords: psychosocial treatment, relief work, disaster relief, tsunami relief, psychological trauma, cross-cultural trauma recovery, trans-cultural treatments, alternative treatments


Volume 2006-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2006-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Disaster Response and Recovery: Considering volunteers, displaced communities and cultural heritage

Douglas Paton

Disaster management and cultural heritage: An investigation of knowledge and perceptions of New South Wales Rural Fire Service Brigade Captains

Kristy Graham & Dirk HR Spennemann

Keywords: Disaster Management, Heritage Protection, Rural Fire Service, Attitudinal Barriers, Education

The Trauma And Beyond Trauma of Political Displacement: An Exploratory Case Study of One White Zimbabwean Farmer

Professor Zelda G Knight

Keywords: Political, Displacement, Zimbabwe, Trauma, Farmers, Aftermath, Psychologica

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteer members: An investigation into coping abilities and adjustment strategies following emergency activations.

Felicity Shipley & Kathryn Gow

Keywords: SES volunteers; critical incidents; coping


2005 - Volume 2005

Volume 2005-2

Contents Pages of Volume 2005-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Positive adaptation to disaster and traumatic consequences: Resilience and readiness

Douglas Paton

Workplace violence experienced by paramedics: Relationships with social support, job satisfaction, and psychological strain

Paula Brough

Keywords: Workplace violence, paramedics, psychological strain, job satisfaction, social support

Waves of Violence - Women in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka

Susan Rees, Eileen Pittaway & Linda Bartolomei

Keywords: Gender, Violence, Tsunami, Sri Lanka, Disaster, Women

The “Rescue Personality”: Fact or Fiction?

Shannon L. Wagner

Keywords: emergency services, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, traumatic event, personality, rescue, fire, police, ambulance


Volume 2005-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2005-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Preparing for and Responding to Adverse Events: Perspectives on Natural and Political Hazards

Douglas Paton

Perceptions of Risk for Volcanic Hazards at Vesuvio and Etna, Italy

Matthew S. Davis, Tullio Ricci & Lara M. Mitchell

Keywords: Risk Perception, Volcanic Hazards, Vesuvio, Etna, Italy

Correlates of post-traumatic stress and physical symptoms in Nepali adults under political turmoil

Elaine Duncan, Yori Gidron, Roshan Prakash Shrestha & Timothy Aryal

Keywords: Nepal, political turmoil, post-traumatic stress, physical symptoms, perceived psychological proximity

Debriefing interventions for stressful events among collective societies: The case of the Palestinian-Arabs in Israel

Marwan Dwairy D. Sc.

Keywords: Debriefing, Stress, Management, Culture, Arabs

Optimistic bias in relation to preparedness for earthquakes

Matthew J. Spittal, John McClure, Richard J. Siegert & Frank H. Walkey

Keywords: optimistic bias, earthquake preparedness

Book Review
Management of dead bodies in disaster situations

Pan American Health Organisation and World Health Organisation.(2004), Washington DC.
ISBN: 92 75 12529 5
as reviewed by Emeritus Professor A.J.W. Taylor, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


2004 - Volume 2004

Volume 2004-2

Contents Pages of Volume 2004-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Managing Traumatic Stress in Complex Emergencies: Demographic, organizational and cultural influences

Douglas Paton


Effects of Cultural Values on the Attitudes and Behaviours of Survivors of the 1999 Earthquake in Turkey

M.Aytul Kasapoglu & Mehmet C. Ecevit

Keywords: disasters, traditionalism, materialism, attitudes, Turkey

The need for ER protocol in the treatment of public manifesting ASR symptoms following disaster

Prof. Mooli Lahad & Ruvie Rogel

Keywords: ASR-Acute Stress Disorder , Surge capacity phenomena , ER- Emergency Room, Trauma, ASR-site,ASR -protocol

Stress Reactions and Coping Resources Mobilized by Children under Shelling and Evacuation

Dr Miri Shacham & Prof. Mooli Lahad

Keywords: evacuation, stress reactions, coping resources, resiliency, "BASIC PH" Model of Coping and Resiliency


Volume 2004-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2004-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Proactive response to contemporary hazards: Perspectives from military peacekeeping, humanitarian aid and emergency management contexts

Douglas Paton

The Ruapehu lahar emergency response plan development process: An analysis

Ian Galley, Graham Leonard, David Johnston, Richard Balm & Douglas Paton

Keywords: Ruapehu, lahar, Crater Lake, Tangiwai, planning, emergency response, psychology, development, disaster, ERLAWS

Risks Associated with the Psychological Adjustment of Humanitarian Aid Workers

Colleen A. McFarlane

Keywords: Humanitarian aid workers, traumatic stress, mental health, risk factors, wellbeing

Occupational Stress and Peacekeepers

A.J.W. Taylor

Keywords: peacekeeping, philosophy, selection, training, organisational support, occupational stress


2003 - Volume 2003

Volume 2003-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2003-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Expanding Perspectives on Duty-Related Traumatic Stress

Douglas Paton

Counting the Cost: Psychological Distress in Career and Auxiliary Firefighters

P Greg Dean, Kathryn M Gow & Jane Shakespeare-Finch

Keywords: trauma; firefighters; psychological distress; occupational stressors; PTSD

Coping and Adjustment Strategies used by Emergency Services Staff after Traumatic Incidents: Implications for Psychological Debriefing, Reconstructed Early Intervention and Psychological First Aid.

R. J. Ørner, S. King, A. Avery, R. Bretherton, P. Stolz & J. Ormerod

Keywords: Coping, Psychological Debriefing, Early Intervention, Emergency Services, Peer Support

Public inquiries into deaths in care: Effects on emergency responders

Cheryl Regehr

Keywords: Emergency responders, public inquiries, death, media, organisation


2002 - Volume 2002

Volume 2002-2

Contents Pages of Volume 2002-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial :

Douglas Paton

After the war is over ... PTSD symptoms in World War II veterans

Margaret Lindorff

Keywords: World War II; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Combat exposure

Involuntary resettlement, Impoverishment Risks and Sustainable Livelihoods

Dr Christopher McDowell

Keywords: sustainable livelihoods, reconstruction, institutions, impoverishment risks

A Hostage Trauma Assignment in Fiji

A.J.W. Taylor, E. Nailatikau & F.H.Walkey

Keywords: Hostages, hostage families, stress trauma, religion, justice, cross-cultural/organisational

Book Review
Decision Making in Complex, Evolving Emergencies

Decision Making Under Stress: Emerging themes and applications
by Flin, R., Salas, E., Strub, M. and Martin, L. (eds) (1997), Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN: 0 291 39856 1
as reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Responding to emergencies: Decision making and team perspectives

Incident Command: Tales from the hot seat
by Flin, R., & Arbuthnot, K. (eds) (2002), Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN: 0 7546 1341 0
as reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.


Volume 2002-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2002-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Special Edition: Health benefits of the disclosure of emotions about traumatic experiences: What is the evidence and potential for therapeutic benefits?

Christine Stephens

Written Emotional Expression and Well-Being: Result From a Home-Based Study

David Sheffield, Elaine Duncan, Karen Thomson & Sarbjit S. Johal

Keywords: disclosure, emotional events, disclosure intervention, health improvement, writing about emotions

Structured writing about a natural disaster buffers the effect of intrusive thoughts on negative affect and physical symptoms

Joshua M. Smyth, Jill Hockemeyer, Chris Anderson, Kim Strandberg, Michelle Koch, H. Katherine O'Neill & Susan McCammon

Keywords: Disaster, Trauma, Writing, Intrusions, Negative Affect, Symptoms


2001 - Volume 2001

Volume 2001-2

Contents Pages of Volume 2001-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Police Trauma

John M. Violanti

Traumatic Events of New Recruits and Serving Police

Grant Buchanan, Christine Stephens & Nigel Long

Keywords: Traumatic events, multiple trauma, police, police recruits

Human remains and psychological impact on police officers: Excerpts from psychiatric observations

Claudia L. Greene, M.D.

Keywords: body handling, police, trauma

Effective Postvention for Police Suicide

Robert Loo

Keywords: Police suicide, postvention, trauma

Reconceptualizing Traumatic Incidents Experienced by Law Enforcement Personnel

George T. Patterson

Keywords: police officers, traumatic incidents, critical incident debriefing

The Relationship Between Demographic Variables and Exposure to Traumatic Incidents Among Police Officers

George T. Patterson

Keywords: Police officers, traumatic incidents, demographic variables, mental health services

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Intervention in Law Enforcement: Differing Perspectives

John M. Violanti

Keywords: Psychological Trauma, intervention, pathogenic

Book Review
Hazard Reduction: Developing an all-hazards capability

Geological Hazards: Their assessment, avoidance and mitigation
by Fred G. Bell (1999) E & FN Spon, London, ISBN: 0-419-16970-9
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Managing seismic risk: Integrating organisational and community strategies

Shared Risk: Complex systems in seismic response
by Louise K. Comfort (1999) Oxford, Pergamon Press. ISBN: 0-08-043211-5.
Price: NLG 194; USD 98.50
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Vulnerability, resilience and Adaptation to Adverse Developmental Experiences

Resilience and Development: Positive life adaptation
by Meyer D. Glantz and Jeanette L. Johnston (eds) (1999). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing. ISBN: 0-306-46123-4
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.


Volume 2001-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2001-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Reducing the consequences of disaster and trauma: Readiness and therapeutic perspectives.

Douglas Paton

Effects of the 1995-1996 Ruapehu eruptions and people's perceptions of volcanic hazards after the event.

Julie Becker, Richard Smith, David Johnston & Adam Munro

Keywords: Mt Ruapehu, eruption, physical and social impacts

School Children's Risk Perceptions and Preparedness: A Hazards Education Survey

Kevin R Ronan, David M Johnson, Michele Daly & Raewyn Fairley

Keywords: natural hazards, risk perceptions, community understanding, risk communication, preparedness

Trauma and the Therapist: The Experience of Therapists Working with the Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

Lyndall Steed & Jacquie Bicknell

Keywords: Secondary Traumatic Stress, Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, therapist exposure, sex offenders

Book Review
Disaster Relief: Responding to International Development Needs

Rising from the Ashes: Development strategies in times of disaster.
by Anderson, M. & Woodrow, P.J. (1998) London, Intermediate Technology Publications (Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.) ISBN: 1-85339-439-4
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Policy and Planning for Hazard and Disaster Management

Community Emergency Preparedness: A manual for managers and policy makers.
by World Health Organisation (1999) Geneva, World Health Organisation. ISBN: 92-4-154519-4.
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Applying Risk Management Standard to Disaster management

Disaster Risk Management.
by Zamecka, A. & Buchanan, G. (1999) Queensland Department of Emergency Services. ISBN: 0-7242-9341
Available from: Queensland Department of Emergency Services, GPO Box 1425, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia.
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.


2000 - Volume 2000

Volume 2000-2

Contents Pages of Volume 2000-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Special Edition: Risk Information & Communication.

Bernd Rohrmann

Special Edition Papers - Risk Information & Communication
Editor: Bernd Rohrmann
Exposure to Risk and Trust in Information; Implications for the Credibility of Risk Communication

Britt-Marie Drottz-Sjöberg

Keywords: risk perception, exposure, communication, credibility, trust

Perceptions of risk from natural hazards in two remote New Zealand communities

Janet Gough

Keywords: natural hazards, risk perceptions, community understanding, risk communication, preparedness

Are Flood Warnings Futile? Risk communication in emergencies

John Handmer

Keywords: warnings; warning failure; floods and flooding; assessment; emergency communications

A socio-psychological model for analyzing risk communication processes

Bernd Rohrmann

Keywords: risk information, risk communication, hazards, disaster preparedness

Hazardous Incident Information for the Public: Is it Useful?

Holger Schütz and Peter M. Wiedemann

Keywords: risk communication, risk perception, evaluation, Seveso-Directive, chemical hazards

Tragedy and Trauma in Tuvalu

A.J.W. Taylor

Keywords: school fire, trauma and ghosts, cross-cultural factors

Assessment and Intervention with Kosovar Refugees: Design and Management of a Therapeutic Team

Dave Vicary & Grey Searle

Keywords: multi-disciplinary team, Kosovar refugees, community driven assessment and intervention, debriefing and reintegration.

Book Review
Owning the Future: Integrated Risk Management in Practice

edited by David Elms, Centre for Advanced Engineering 1998; ISBN: 0-908993-17-X; 330 pages.
As reviewed by David Johnston, Wairakei Research Centre, Taupo, New Zealand.


Volume 2000-1

Contents Pages of Volume 2000-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : The Millenium, Bugs, and Sun Storms

Douglas Paton

Children's and Adolescents' Exposure to Community Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Reactions, and Treatment Implications

Steven L. Berman, Wendy K. Silverman & William M. Kurtines

Keywords: violence, children, adolescent, crime, treatment, post-traumatic stress

On Neutrality in a War Zone

Clay Foreman

Keywords: neutrality, war zone, CIVPOL, peacekeeping


1999 - Volume 1999

Volume 1999-2

Contents Pages of Volume 1999-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Exporting Trauma Programs

John Raftery

Disaster Stress Following a Hurricane: The role of religious differences in the Fijian Islands

Matt Gillard & Douglas Paton

Keywords: Disaster, vulnerability, religion, culture, stress

Value Conflict Arising from a Disaster

A.J.W. Taylor

Keywords: Value conflicts, religion and health, natural disaster causation

Cross-cultural Counseling In Disaster Settings

George W. Doherty

Keywords: Disaster, Counselling, cross-cultural, consultation


Volume 1999-1

Contents Pages of Volume 1999-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Special Edition: Children, trauma and disasters.

Dr Kevin R Ronan

Special Edition Papers
Prediction of Children's Coping Following a Natural Disaster - the Mount Ruapehu Eruptions: A prospective study

Caryl A Huzziff & Kevin R Ronan

Keywords: Children, Natural Disasters, Coping, Home Factors, Negative Cognitive and Emotional Style, PTSD

Children's Conceptualisation of some child sexual abuse prevention concepts as taught by 'Keeping Ourselves Safe', a New Zealand Prevention Programme

C C M Woolley & T C M Gabriels

Keywords: sexual abuse prevention, children, developmental

Community-Based Fire Preparedness Programmes: An Empirical Evaluation

Dr Bernd Rohrmann

Keywords: fire, disaster preparedness, risk communication, evaluation


1998 - Volume 1998

Volume 1998-3

Contents Pages of Volume 1998-3 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Special Edition: Current events in the memory-trauma field.

A.J.W. Taylor PhD

The Complex Issues in Researching "False memory Syndrome"

Dr Kathryn Gow

Keywords: false memories, recovered memories, false memory syndrome

Compensation for Mental Trauma Injuries in New Zealand

J.M. Miller

Keywords: mental trauma, accident compensation,no fault, New Zealand, damages

Trauma Treatment To Target Memory

A.J.W. Taylor PhD

Keywords: memory of trauma, flashbacks, trauma treatment, situational contexts, training emergency personnel


Volume 1998-2

Contents Pages of Volume 1998-2 (with abstracts)

Editorial : Humanitarian Aid following disasters: Problems, issues and directions.

Douglas Paton & John Raftery

More than PTSD: Proactive Responses Among Disaster Survivors

Anne Eyre PhD

Keywords: Post-traumatic stress, qualitative research, survivors, Britain

Volcanic hazard perceptions in Inglewood, New Zealand

David Johnston & Kelly Benton

Keywords: volcanic eruptions, risks, community perception, preparation

A Phenomenological Study of Vicarious Traumatisation Amongst Psychologists and Professional Counsellors Working in the Field of Sexual Abuse/Assault

Lyndall G Steed & Robyn Downing

Keywords: vicarious traumatisation, sexual abuse/assault

Reports, Commentaries and News
The Waikato Regional Flood Event of 9-20 July 1998

AJ Munro

Keywords: Waikato River, flood warning, flood management, water level, rainfall

Book Reviews
Critical Incident Command: Exploring the psychological dimension

Sitting in the hot seat: Leaders and teams for critical incident management.
by R Flin Chichester, John Wiley & Son. ISBN: 0-471-95796-8
As reviewed by Douglas Paton, School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.


Volume 1998-1

Contents Pages of Volume 1998-1 (with abstracts)

Guest Editorial : Psychological (Stress) Debriefing: Where are we now?

Justin Kenardy, PhD


Social science versus social movements: The origins and natural history of debriefing

Richard Gist, Ph.D & S. Joseph Woodall

Keywords: debriefing, Barnum effect, rescue personality, citation, social movements

Individual Differences and Debriefing Effectiveness

Carmen Moran

Keywords: individual differences, coping, stress, emergency worker

Work-related psychological trauma: A social psychological and organisational approach to understanding response and recovery

Douglas Paton, Leigh M. Smith & Christine Stephens

Keywords: Debriefing, organisational environment, social psychology, cognitive theory


1997 - Volume 1997

Volume 1997-3

Contents Pages of Volume 1997-3 (with abstracts)


Douglas Paton

The Cave Creek Incident: a REASONed Explanation

Anne Isaac

Keywords: disaster, socio-technical systems, organsiational culture, safety

The Effect of Increased Earthquake Knowledge on Perceived Preventability of Earthquake Damage

Francisco Hurnen & John McClure

Keywords: earthquakes, perceived preventability, preparation, information

An Evaluation of Humour in Emergency Work

Carmen Moran & Margaret Massam

Keywords: emergency work, coping, humour, communication

Residuals of Police Occupational Trauma

John M. Violanti

Keywords: police, trauma, addiction, occupational exposure

Conference Reports

New Zealand Psychological Society Conference 1997

Book Reviews

Reducing stress in working with PTSD clients: The value of a practitioner's guidebook.

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder: A handbook and practice manual for therapy.
by Donald Meichenbaum (1997) John Wiley: Brisbane.
As reviewed by Kevin R. Ronan, Department of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.


Volume 1997-2

Contents Pages of Volume 1997-2 (with abstracts)

Doing Better than the Media: Ethical issues in Trauma Research.

John Raftery

Keywords: trauma, media, research, ethics

Flashback to Buried Memories of Sexual Abuse in a Case of Homicide

A.J.W. Taylor

Keywords: provocation, surrogate, flashback, killing


Volume 1997-1

Contents Pages of Volume 1997-1 (with abstracts)

Editorial by Douglas Paton
Disaster and Trauma Studies: Developing an Australasian Perspective.

The Effects of a "Benign" Disaster: Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress in Children Following a Series of Volcanic Eruptions

Kevin R. Ronan

Keywords: Volcanic eruptions, childhood post-traumatic stress, self reported symptom clusters

Debriefing, Social Support and PTSD in the New Zealand Police: Testing a multidimensional model of organisational traumatic stress

Christine V. Stephens

Keywords: Police social support, trauma, PTSD, recovery environment, debriefing

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