Transforming Lives and Regions

A Long ViewThe Long View: investigating the long term efficacy of social and cultural responses to natural disaster

A Long View 300 by 200About the project

The sudden disruption of environmental equilibrium brought about by events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and cyclones, can have a devastating impact on human and non-human communities.  Those impacts are felt well beyond the initial effects and their immediate aftermath; yet the point at which most "aid" is delivered is where research has tended to focus.  Disasters, and the response to these disasters, have short and long term effects to both people and the region in which the disaster occurred.    

This project will analyse the ongoing social and cultural transformations generated by environment disasters with magnitude.  It will focus on the long term impact and the efficacy of a range of social and cultural responses to these events and look at alternative modes of response.  It aims to build a repository of resources looking at disaster response, recovery and resilience. 

A Long View 300 by 200 BAbout the researchers

This interdisciplinary research team draws from the disciplines of Geography, Social Work, Law, Literature and Art and includes early  and mid career researchers.

Assoc. Professor Anne Collet (Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts)

Prof Lesley Cooper (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Dr Christine Erikson (Faculty of Social Sciences) 

Dr Su Ballard (Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts)

Dr Linda Steele (Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts)

Dr Trish Mundy (Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts)

Assoc. Professor Helen Hasan (Faculty of Business)

Assoc. Professor Kate Senior (Faculty of Social Sciences)   

Last reviewed: 3 February, 2017

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