Reflections for International Women’s Day 2021

By | March 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

As we approach International Women’s Day in 2021, gender issues across Australia are in the limelight and it isn’t pretty. Allegations of sexual misconduct and rape – with alleged perpetrators on both major ‘sides’ of politics. Women are still under represented in leadership positions in most sectors and the pay gap […]

‘Big Weather and How to Survive it’ – ABC series (2020)

By | November 11th, 2020|Blog, Resources|

The ABC has produced a fantastic introductory resource for anyone who wants to learn about big or extreme weather and how to survive it.  This three part series has been well put together and I’m delighted to see familiar faces being included and interviewed.  This has me wondering … What would it take to generate a sense of […]

Western Queensland Floods – another community story

By | October 1st, 2020|Blog|

People like Susan are why I do what I do.  I’m am delighted to be linked in with these resilient Australians.  The floods of February 2019 were apalling, and devastated vast regions of Western Queensland – with the region looking very much like an inland sea.

6 months after the floods the Western Queensland Primary Health Network […]

The beginning…

By | August 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

I began my PhD in March 2012 – my area of interest being community recovery after natural disaster.  I experienced my first bushfire when I was a teenager in Western Victoria.  My father fought the fire as part of the volunteer bush brigade.  The town of Streatham was razed and one life was lost.  I […]