• Risk Communication Resources

    Research-informed resources for natural hazards professionals

  • 1-Pagers

    All materials here are open-source and for educational use only

    6 Lessons derived from our research on teaching risk communication.

    Shared and divergent attributes of scientists, emergency managers, engineers and communication specialists. Use this resource to understand and overcome epistemological differences.

    A succinct and comprehensive list of key features and strategies to inform science and risk communication best practice.

    Use this list of important questions to reflect on your practice during an event or during ongoing risk communication.

    The Message Box is a tool used to help distill complex information into clear, simple messages. Built by Maguida and Borrow for the Gap2.eu project. An additional description of the tool can be found here.

  • Videos

    Below is a collection of useful risk and science communication videos

  • Workshop Notes

    Communicating Risk & Hazards

    Community Workshop (Invercargill, Apr 12)

    Disastrous Doctorates (Christchurch, Mar 20 2017)

    (powerpoint) (pdf)

    Dimensions of Risk Communication: Systems, Scale and Dynamics

    (Wellington, Dec 9 2016) (powerpoint) (pdf)

    Communicating your science: Geoscience communication research and practice

    (Wanaka, Nov 23 2016) (powerpoint) (pdf)

    Risk Communication in Context: Crossing the Disciplinary Boundaries

    (Christchurch, Nov 17 2016) (powerpoint) (pdf)

  • Research Reports

    Longer-form reports which support these resources

    (Dohaney et al. 2017) Knowledge transfer for sustainable risk communication practice: Advancing student and professionals skills in risk communication: Results from this research which includes interviews of scientists, emergency managers and engineers across the sector. (estimated release early 2017)

  • Jacqueline Dohaney

    Jacqueline is a geoscience education researcher. Her research looks at how pedagogy and instructional communication can be used to improve risk and science communication (@jackiedohaney)

    Sara McBride

    Sara McBride is a communication researcher and practitioner who researches media, communications and emergency management (@stilettosinsols). She is one of the voices of GeoNet

    Vivienne Bryner

    Vivienne is a risk and science communication researcher. She researches how scientists, media sources and journalists can together improve media content to achieve disaster risk reduction.

  • External Links

    External links to organisations and projects which have informed and supported this research

    EQC funded this research and has supported many projects which aim to improve risk and resilience to natural hazards.

    QuakeCoRE also funded this research and is New Zealand's foremost research consortium on earthquake science and engineering.

    CRNH Network

    The Communication Research and Natural Hazards network is a collective of risk and science communication researchers from NZ and Australia.