Disaster Resilience Initiative

Leading researchers

Professor Frank Archer
Director, MUDRI

Dr Caroline Spencer
Monash Disaster Resilience Forum Academic Co-ordinator

Hear from the experts

MUDRI researchers and their colleagues conduct regular forums, seminars and workshops addressing the latest in disaster resilience initiatives.

Forums and events

MUDRI holds regular forums and events to bring together disaster resilience professionals and disseminate current research and best practices in the field.

 In 2014, our MUDRI team offer an extensive Professional Development Program for your consideration.

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2014 MUDRI Forum series

Thursday 22 May 2014

Community resilience research and showcase

(registration information coming soon)

The Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI) has been established to harness our university-wide expertise with the goal of strengthening community-based disaster resilience. We aim to provide the evidence to shape new approaches to disaster preparedness and management in the context of Council of Australian Governments' National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.  

We achieve this by using an all-hazard and interdisciplinary framework to shape our research and, through a collaborative approach, in translating our research into real-world applications for use by government, emergency services and community groups.

MUDRI represents a rich collaborative venture between MIRI and the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice based in the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. We are committed to advancing the professionalism of the emergency management workforce both nationally and within our region.

We offer graduate programs in research and research training, and by coursework at graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels. Many units are available to meet the needs of the emergency management workforce.  See the Monash University Handbook for course and unit information.

MUDRI fosters information sharing in partnership with researchers, policy makers, providers and community members.   

We achieve this through our flagship multi-disciplinary Monash Disaster Resilience Forums, usually with international contributors, and by conducting regular seminars, workshops and short courses, some of which can be used for RPL credit towards formal University awards. We also draw on the strengths of the University to undertake consultancies and partner in projects at the community level.

Offerings for 2014 include:

MUDRI Disaster Resilience Forums, now in their 6th year, have an exiting range of contemporary topics lined up for some lively and challenging discussions. All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Professional Development Series, 3 & 5 day Short Courses provide intensive educational opportunities for those seeking professional development to learn from experienced emergency managers with national and international perspectives, or as an alternative to full-time studies. Participants who successfully complete all couse activities receive the respective Monash Short Course Certificate.

Professional Development Research Workshop Series, these one-day workshops provide a convenient pathway to enhance research skills for people developing, undertaking or evaluating emergency management related projects. Participants who participate and successfully complete the required activities receive a Monash Short Course Certificate of Introduction to Research in Emergency Managment.

Who should attend? Our program is open to the broades range of people who want to improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, to develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives to better serve their communities in emergency management roles.

For futher information check out our 2014 Professional Development Program or call Caroline on +613 9905 4397.