Research at CDMPS focuses on themes associated with preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against incidents across the all-hazards spectrum of emergency/disaster management. This is an important objective in light of major disasters worldwide which have had a significant impact.

In 2017, CDMPS reviewed its 6 research priority areas as part of developing a new strategic plan for the future. The research units were redefined and extended into the current 5 research priority areas.

  1. Understanding and Mitigating Extreme Events and Critical Incidents
  2. Enabling Technology, Informatics and Analytics
  3. Improving Whole-Life Infrastructure System Performance and Resilience
  4. Strengthening Organisational, Institutional and Community Resilience
  5. Enhancing Policy and Decision Making