Resilience Matters Seminar Series: Session 4
These seminars are hosted by IHRR under its resilience stream and aim to explore the meaning of resilience and its use in different contexts. Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be available.
Dr Peter Rogers, Safeguarding Australia: Developing Resilience in New South Wales
In recent times Australia has been hit hard by natural disasters. The release this year of the first Australian National strategy for Disaster Resilience is potentially a game changer in dealing with disasters for the future. The Safeguarding Australia research has been mapping the multi-agency networks for preparing, preventing, response and recovery from disastrous events in New South Wales. The presentation will introduce this research and give context for ongoing work in the field.
Dr Peter Rogers is a Lecturer in the Sociology of Law in the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University, Sydney (AUS). His PhD was completed at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) in urban regeneration and social exclusion, fostering a keen interest in space and governance. Work as a Research Associate on the ESRC New Security Challenges programme emphasizing 'Everyday Resilience of the City' produced a co-authored book (with Jon Coaffee and David Murakami-Wood) from Palgrave Macmillan (2008).
Before moving to Australia in 2008 Peter was a Lecturer in Cultural Studies, Criminology and Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has been an active member of the British Sociological Association (BSA), sitting on the executive council as a trustee and founding the Urban Theory and Research Study Group (UTR). He is currently an active member of TASA in the ‘Risk and Uncertainty’ and ‘Crime and Governance’ Thematic Groups, and is Director of the Bachelor of Social Sciences for Macquarie University undertaking research in 'urban resilience' and 'international standards of integrated emergency management'.
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