Caroline Orchiston

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Team Leader Caroline Orchiston

Programme Co-Leader

Caroline Orchiston

University of Otago

Co-leader, Rural Communities

Caroline is the Director of the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago. She has more than ten years of applied social science research experience focusing on rural, community and tourism resilience related to earthquake, tsunami and climate-related hazards. She has published conceptual and empirical contributions in science and business journals on tourism resilience and sustainability, post-disaster community recovery and rural resilience. In addition to her role as co-leader of the Rural programme, Caroline is an Associate Director for QuakeCoRE and is the Science Lead for Project AF8, an award-winning multi-agency Alpine Fault response planning initiative.

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