Natural Hazards

  1. Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning

From 2014 t0 2016, I was the Principal Investigator of the ‘Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning’ project, a 3-year research project funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre. This project is focussing on how a better understanding of the role of science in decision-making will help industry articulate and defend decisions to the community, media, inquiries and elsewhere, and, better frame information and advice on how scientists and professionals communicate.

I am now a member of the Project Team. For further information see the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre website. Some publications to come out of this project include:

  • Neale, Timothy. In Press. “Burning anticipation: wildfire, risk mitigation and simulation modelling in Victoria, Australia.”  Environment & Planning A. doi: 10.1177/0123456789123456.
  • Neale, Timothy, Jessica K. Weir, and Tara K. McGee. 2016. “Knowing wildfire risk: scientific interactions with risk mitigation policy and practice in Victoria, Australia.”  Geoforum 72:16-25. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.03.008.
  • Neale, Timothy, and Jessica K. Weir. 2015. “Navigating scientific uncertainty in wildfire and flood risk mitigation: a qualitative review.”  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 13 (3):255–265. [OA]
  • Neale, Timothy, Jessica K. Weir, and Stephen Dovers. 2016. “Science in motion: integrating scientific knowledge into bushfire risk mitigation in southwest Victoria.”  Australian Journal of Emergency Management 31 (2):13-17. [OA]

Surf Coast, Victoria

Surf Coast, Victoria

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