Research at the Centre 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, we reviewed our six research priority areas as part of developing a new strategic plan. The research units were redefined and extended into the current five 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