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.

Our research units provide the disciplinary home base for most of our research. But in terms of Centre-wide research priority themes or areas, these are:

  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