Public Seminar Series

CDMPS hosts a seminar series focused on disaster management research. The seminars aim to bring together each a highly experienced academic and practitioner from related fields to gain an understanding of a topic from both sides. The seminars are attended by representatives from universities, industry, and government, as well as the general public.

These seminars are open to anyone who wishes to learn more about all aspects of disaster management from highly experienced academics and practitioners.

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Past Events

  • Why do houses burn down?
    Learning from the Wye River - Separation Creek Bushfires

    Associate Professor Alan March – Urban Planning, The University of Melbourne
    Justin Leonard – Bushfire Urban Design, CSIRO
  • The Identification of Victims of Mass Disasters - What happens in a Forensic Mortuary?
    Dr. Jodie Ledotschke – Manager of Forensic Technical Services and Coronial Admissions and Enquiries, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
  • 360 Degrees of Crisis Communications
    Bob Jensen, US Disaster Management Expert, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Disaster, Design and Development: Lessons from Architects without Frontiers and RedR
    Prof. Esther Charlesworth, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT
    Francisco Monteiro, Emergency Shelter Expert, RedR
  • Disaster, Media and Ethics: The Role and Challenges of Journalism Post-Disaster
    Dr Dennis Muller,  Centre for advancing Journalism
    Kerri Ritchie, ABC News