Dr Douglas Goudie
Centre for Disaster Studies and Centre for Tropical Urban and regional Planning
BSc Melbourne University
BSc Hons (JCU 1992)Tropical domestic energy conservation
MSc (JCU 1995)Sustainable domestic energy use in North Queensland
PhD (JCU 2000)Toward sustainable urban travel
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Douglas is extending the assumptions of ‘action research’ to develop ‘Sustainability implimentation research’.
His main research and consultancy arenas are sustainability planning; and disaster risk management - community preparedness and risk communication.
Douglas enjoys working with governments or institutions, using surveys and focus groups to help clarify and implement sustainability planning, with the shared goals of long-term social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing.
Douglas also helps maximise safety and minimise loss, enhancing disaster risk management by finding, testing and helping impliment ways for residents and institutions at risk to acknowledge the risk; the need to undertake background preparations and ‘listen up’ as a threat looms, and act to get safe and stay safe.
Brief description of research impact:
As lead consultant in the Palm Island sustainability landuse planning process for Queensland Project Services, a methodology and outcomes-based view of sustainability landuse planning has been developed for broader use, and adopted on Palm Island.
Consultancies for Queensland Transport have helped develop and implement more effective TravelSmart programs, and household location choices focusing on consequent car-based travel.
Work with the Woodgate Beach community has helped them embrace knowledge-based decisions and ‘self-help’ in disaster preparedness.
Work with the Bureau of Meterology, remote Indigenous communities and Non English-speaking Households has enhanced effective weather warnings.
Current work is helping fire-zone residents get safe and stay safe.
King D, Goudie D and Dominey-Howes D (2006)Cyclone knowledge and household preparation – some insights from Cyclone Larry Report on how well Innisfail prepared for Cyclone Larry.The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 21:3 52-59. August 2006. http://www.ema.gov.au/agd/EMA/rwpattach.nsf/VAP/(A80860EC13A61F5BA8C1121176F6CC3C)~AJEM_EMA_Larry_Aug2006.pdf/$file/AJEM_EMA_Larry_Aug2006.pdf
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