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Emergency Management Workforce – the challenge of recruitment, support and retention,

By | September 24th, 2018|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Dr Moreton is currently working with three Councils on the north east fringe of Melbourne: Yarra Ranges, Maroondah and Knox City Councils.  Together they are addressing the challenging issues of how to attract, develop, retain and activate an emergency management workforce.  Emergency management staff from these Councils are developing an Emergency Management Workforce Strategy and a […]

“An Indigenous Experience of Disaster Resilience” – A conversation with Phil Rist at the inaugural AIDR Conference 2018

By | September 24th, 2018|Conferences and Events, Recent Work|

AIDR 2018 – Our session flyer

The Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience (AIDR) held its inaugural conference in September 2018 in Perth, as part of the annual AFAC International Conference.  This conference gave Dr Moreton the opportunity to have a conversation on stage with Phil Rist – an Indigenous elder from Cardwell (Queensland).  Dr Moreton […]

National Centre for Emergency Management Studies (TAFE Riverina)

By | September 24th, 2018|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Dr Moreton has been delighted to work with Anne Leadbeater on a number of projects designed to build capacity across the Emergency Management sector.  It has been a pleasure to work alongside Anne to co-deliver Community Engagement for Emergencies (as part of the Advanced Diploma in Public Safety, Emergency Management), from July to September 2018.  The students […]

Community Recovery Planning – Corangamite Shire (Vic)

By | September 24th, 2018|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

After the St Patrick’s Day fires that affected South West Victoria in early 2018, Dr Moreton volunteered her time to assist with community engagement planning with DHHS.  She also worked with the Corangamite Shire Council and various community members, to review and finalise their Community Recovery Plan.  This important plan identifies projects and activities that are designed […]

AIDR – Review of Case Studies in Community Recovery (2017-2018)

By | September 24th, 2018|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Dr Moreton participated in the revision of the Community Recovery Handbook (2018) as part of an Advisory Group of subject matter experts.  This revised handbook is now available on the AIDR website.  It was a pleasure for Dr Moreton to review the case studies that had previously been included in the Handbook – updating and editing these. […]

Working in the Wimmera

By | April 19th, 2018|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Four Councils in the Wimmera (Victoria) collaborate as a region in relation to Emergency Planning and Management.  Such collaboration occurs between councils in many regions across Victoria, and is an efficient and effective way to share resources and enhance resilience across the State.  Dr Moreton has been working with the Wimmera Emergency Management Resources Sharing Program (WEMRSP), […]

“We needed help, we weren’t helpless” AJEM (Vol 33 Issue 1 – 2018)

By | January 31st, 2018|Announcements, Publications|

We are delighted that Dr Moreton’s research is the basis of an article published in the January 2018 edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.  This article describes and explores the findings of Dr Moreton’s research, and the consequences of those findings.

It is great to see this information now so readily available to those working in […]

Individual and Community Resilience

By | November 16th, 2017|Conferences and Events, Recent Work|

Dr Moreton shared her experiences and her research findings with the Emergency Management team from the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC), at their recent leadership retreat (2017).  Dr Moreton’s presentation and the subsequent discussion addressed the question of whether those organisations who respond and assist communities affected by crises (including government, and focussing on all hazards), actually strengthen […]

“Try, Test and Learn” – community co-design

By | November 16th, 2017|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Dr Moreton has assisted Kinnford Consulting and as part of their team, has co-facilitated community engagement and co-design workshops with community members in a NSW community.  The focus of these workshops was to develop and enhance an idea generated from within the community, to strengthen their community capital, and to enhance the capacity of […]

ACT Bushfire Council (member)

By | November 16th, 2017|Committees and Appointments, Recent Work|

Dr Moreton has been appointed by Minister Mick Gentleman, and therefore joins the ACT Bushfire Council for a period of 3 years (2017-2020).  She joins a strong and capable Council providing advice to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.  This appointment provides Dr Moreton with an opportunity to provide advice and contribution to ensure […]