New Volcanic Futures

Masters Student/Research Manager

  • Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience, University of Canterbury, NZ
  • Bachelor of Science, Geography and Environmental Science (and Sociology), University of Canterbury, NZ

Emma is undertaking a research management role within the HMP/TTVF programme, working closely with Tom Wilson, Roger Fairclough, and Alana Weir on Research Aim 1.1 (Co-creation processes).

She completed a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Science (and Sociology) at the University of Canterbury and recently graduated from the Masters of Disaster Risk and Resilience programme with distinction.

Emma is currently working towards her Masters of Science thesis which focuses on enhancing volcanic evacuation resilience in the Taranaki region. Her research aims to;

  • Explore evacuation dynamics through long duration volcanic crises by considering social, economic and cultural wellbeing, as well as life safety.
  • Identify the drivers of volcanic evacuation decision-making and how these might evolve over a period of volcanic activity due to dynamic risk tolerances?
    • How are these drivers impacted by local Taranaki context and the diverse communities that surround the Mounga?
  • Present and test several hypothetical volcanic evacuation scenarios for the Taranaki region that consider the dynamic evolution of risk tolerance.