Massey University/GNS Science - Joint Centre for Disaster Research

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Website: http://disasters.massey.ac.nz
Email: David.Johnston@gns.cri.nz
Phone:+64 (4) 8015799
Fax:+64 (4) 8014984
Postal Address: Emma Doyle
Massey University/GNS Science - Joint Centre for Disaster Research
Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Wellington Campus, Massey University, PO Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand

Massey University was established in 1927 as an Agricultural College within The University of New Zealand. It became a full university in 1962. Natural hazards research is spread across four colleges of the University, in Business, Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Sciences. Active research ranges from business risk management to natural hazards planning, specific natural hazards and societal response to disasters. A Diploma, Masterate and PhD are offered in Emergency Mangement.

Specific research strengths in natural hazards include coastal erosion, floods, landslides and volcanic hazards by staff in the School for People, Environment & Planning and the Institute of Natural Resources. Social science research has centred on post-traumatic stress syndrome and the ability of communities to prepare for disasters. The University publishes the electronic journal the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies.

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