Academic research members have a strong foundation in the following research areas (both domestic and international):
- Integrated disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
- Land use planning for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change
- Building resilience in the built, natural and social environment
- Tourism crisis and disaster management
- Vulnerability and capacity assessment (community mapping for DRR and recovery)
- Social network analysis for disaster governance, risk reduction and resilience
- Post disaster assessment for response and recovery
- Sustainable development/redevelopment and livelihoods
Affiliate members of the Centre also conduct relevant research in the fields of engineering, public health, nursing, journalism/media, psychology, education, anthropology, human geography and the broader social sciences.
The Centre has extensive experience in the translation of research and science into effective policy recommendations and action.
A preliminary community assessment of the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie (March 2017) in the Whitsundays region