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PhD supervision

  • CDU PhD Student – Military response to disasters [Lead supervisor] [2019/2022]
  • CDU PhD Student – Disaster and crisis communication in Indonesia [Lead supervisor] 2019/2022]
  • CDU PhD Student – Decentralisation and Early Warning Systems Arrangements for Natural Hazards in Indonesia [2018-2021] [LPDP Scholarship Recipient]
  • CDU PhD Student – Agriculture and Food Sector Adaptation to Climate Extremes in Nepal [Co-supervisor] [Ongoing] [2017/2020]
  • CDU PhD Student – Climate smart livestock in the Philippines [Co-supervisor] [Completed]
  • UCL Belgium PhD Student – Disaster Management in Volcano Region of Cental Java, Indonesia [External Assessor]

Master thesis/research project supervision  – Lead supervision

  • CDU MEDM Research Project – How post-disaster need assessment inform recovery planning and policy in Pacific [Solomon Island, Fiji and Vanuatu [[2018/2019] [Lead supervisor]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Business’ preparedness and response to local disasters in Darwin, Northern Territory [[2017/2018] [Lead supervisor]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Global and regional humanitarian and DRR ecosystem network] [2016/2017] [Lead-supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – [Systematic Review of School Safety and Disaster Education Research [2017] [Lead Supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their application for use in the humanitarian sector [2016/2018] [Lead supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Evolution of Myanmar Disaster Risk Governance Since 1900 [2017/2018] [Lead supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – [The academics and practitioners’ approach to community-based disaster risk management: a systematic review [2017/2018] [Lead supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Crisis Leadership and Media Framing in Nepal’s Disaster 2015-2017. [2017/2018] [Lead supervisor] [Completed]


I welcome prospective Master by Research and/or PhD students for the following topics: > Transboundary Water Risk Governance (e.g.governance and institutional dimension of transboundary haze in ASEAN) or Indonesia-Timor Leste riverbasin management;  Understanding long-term recovery trends in Southeast Asia [at >30 years timescale]; Long term observation of community-based and/or community-led disaster risk management practices in ASEAN;Disaster risk governance and decentralisation in Southeast Asia including Myanmar and Indonesia; Using network theory to understand disaster governance in Asia – Pacific; Social network analysis and crisis leadership; Governing climate change adaptation in urban / rural settings as well as agriculture and livestock sectors; Disaster and culture in Indonesia; Global thinkers and theoriests on disaster studies; Object-oriented ontology and critical disaster / risk studies; Disaster policy making and reform in developing countries; Governing big-data and complexity methods for disaster risk reduction, crisis and disaster communication.

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