Our PhD students

 

 

 

 Rural programme

Ali Davies (PhD at the University of Canterbury) – Assessment of multi-hazard impacts on regional infrastructure and consequent implications for isolated settlements and their communities (co-funded by EQC).

Tyler Barton (PhD at the University of Canterbury) – Streamlining the Disaster Risk Reduction Decision Making Process: Exploring decision support tools for assessing and evaluating risk and resilience initiatives across rural New Zealand (co-funded by the University of Canterbury).

Ashley Rudkevitch (PhD at Lincoln University) – Establishing a new normal: Community initiatives in rural resilience and post-disaster recovery.

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Culture programme

 

David Wither (PhD at the University of Otago) – Institutional pressures in agribusiness in New Zealand, specifically looking at how systemic issues impact on the resilience and wellbeing of individuals within the industry.

Rural programme 

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Hazard programme

 

Kat Hore (PhD at The University of Auckland) – People’s participation in disaster risk reduction.

Rural programme 

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Governance programme

 

Christina Hannah (PhD at the University of Waikato) – Resilience governance pathways.

 Urban programme

Ede Odiase (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Urbanisation and Disaster Risk: Assessing the Resilience of Urban Communities in Auckland to the Risk of Natural Hazards.

Heiman Dianat (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Assessing Auckland City Resilience: Lessons from Using the Local Urban Indicators (LUI) Assessment Tool.

April Ayral (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Community Resilience to improve postdisaster recovery through build back better: A case from Nepal earthquake.

Mostafa Baghersad (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Developing a tool for assessing and improving the resilience of water supply system.

Elrasheid Elkhidir (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Development of an urban collaboration mode to improve resilience in New Zealand.

Gerald Kwazu (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Business resilience and the best practice.

Marina Drazba (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Managing the risk, not the disaster. Building community resilience in the face of Landslide Risk.

Urban programme 

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Infrastructure programme

 

Mujaddad Afzal (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Mass evacuation of cities under impending natural hazards.

Urban programme 

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Economics Programme

 

Robert Cardwell (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Application of Integrated Land Use – Economic Models to Hazard Management Strategy and Planning.

Mātauranga Māori programme

Jake Robinson (PhD at Massey University) – Developing Sediment Fingerprinting Techniques for the Whanganui Catchment, New Zealand.

Hauiti Hakopa (PhD at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi) – Digital visualisations of cultural resilience in the Ohiwa harbour.

Edge programme

 

Laura Robichaux (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Evaluation of the Implementation Gap in Coastal Risk Management.

Edge programme 

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Economics Programme

 

Ashton Eaves (PhD at The University of Auckland) – Building resilience to climate change through modelling managed retreat in a coastal setting.

Infrastructure programme

Xavier Bellagamba (PhD at University of Canterbury) –  Resilience of underground lifelines: Potable Water.

Mohammad Aghababaei (PhD at The University of Auckland) Operational Resilience Assessment of a Rural Road Network.

Nariman Valizadeh (PhD at The University of Auckland) Technical Resilience of Stormwater Management Systems.

Duncan Maina (PhD at The University of Auckland) Effective Restoration Practices following extreme natural hazards.

Samad Shirzadi Deh Kohneh (PhD at The University of Auckland) A Framework for Islanded Microgrid Operation after Hazard Events.

Yasir Imtiaz Syed (PhD at Massey University) ‘End to end’ linkage structure for integrated impact assessment of infrastructure networks under natural hazards.

Ebad Rahman (PhD at The University of Auckland) Characterising long-term ground deformation impacts on the buried high voltage electricity network.

Snehalata Thakur (PhD at The University of Auckland) Evacuation and travel behaviour in Auckland.

Economics programme

 

Nhu Cuong Nguyen (PhD at Victoria University of Wellington) – The State-Owned Earthquake Insurance Scheme and recovery from the 2010 – 2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence.

Culture programme

Amanda Wallis (PhD at Victoria University of Wellington) – Place attachment and resilience.

Lauren Vinnell (PhD at Victoria University of Wellington) – Urban related social norms.

Lisa McLaren (PhD, joint Centre for Disaster Research and Massey University) – Exploring the science behind citizen science.

Marion Tan (PhD, joint Centre for Disaster Research and Massey University – Aligned): Use of mobile applications in disasters.

Alan Kwok (PhD, joint Centre for Disaster Research and Massey University – Aligned) – Measuring social resilience.

Hazard programme

Alex Dunant (PhD at the University of Canterbury) – Disaster scenarios simulation, a complex perspective on multi-hazard impact assessment: Franz Josef case study.

Gabriele Frigerio-Porta (PhD at Massey University) – Stochastic models for cascading hazards.