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 […]

Research Advisory Group – (WHGNE) Long term resilience project

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

Dr Moreton was invited to join the Research Advisory Group that supports the project outlined below.  This project is funded by a National Disaster Resilience Grant (NDRG), with funding provided to a consortium as outlined.

New research: What contributes to long-term disaster resilience?

Monash University, Women’s Health Goulburn North East and Women’s Health in the North are undertaking new research […]

Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience (AIDR) – Community Recovery Handbook

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

Dr Moreton has been engaged to review the case studies currently included in the Community Recovery Handbook from the AIDR Handbook Series.  This work will consolidate and revitalise the current set of case studies included in that Handbook, and complements the work of the Community Recovery Handbook Working Group (of which Dr Moreton has been […]

Supporting Community Leaders in relation to disaster recovery

By | August 2nd, 2017|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Leva Consulting supports the development of leadership capability within communities, and in particular in relation to disaster recovery.

Dr Moreton is mentor to a disaster recovery artist based in Queensland, as part of a leadership program funded by the Australia Council.  Dr Moreton and her mentee are working together to strengthen the role, influence and the prominence of […]

National Disaster related projects

By | August 2nd, 2017|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Dr Moreton has been engaged to work on key national projects designed to strengthen community resilience and support disaster recovery, nationally.

One such project involved working for the Social Recovery Reference Group of the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee reporting to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).  Dr Moreton facilitated community consultations to ensure that community voices […]

Projects that build organizational resilience

By | August 2nd, 2017|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Leva Consulting takes on projects that build community resilience in ways that are not directly disaster related.

Working with SHINE for Kids has been one such project.  This project has involved providing leadership as the interim CEO – while longer term plans were made to fill the unplanned vacancy of ongoing CEO.  The project also involved developing […]

EMPA 2017

By | July 19th, 2017|Conferences and Events|

It was a great pleasure for Dr Margaret Moreton (Principal of Leva Consulting) to be invited to speak at the Emergency Media and Public Affairs conference in June 2017, in Sydney.  The title of Margaret’s presentation was “Are the media a force for community recovery, or an impediment?” […]