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Understanding risk factors in a disaster environment: evaluation of a three week study tour of Japan


Lebowitz, A and Clingeleffer, K and Riddington, L and Hoare, Z and Macintosh, W, Understanding risk factors in a disaster environment: evaluation of a three week study tour of Japan, Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 30, (3) pp. 62-65. ISSN 1324-1540 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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On-site tours of post-disaster areas can deepen conceptual understanding of risks in a disaster environment. This evaluation describes highlights of a three-week program in Japan for Australian students of disaster psychology to study disaster mitigation and management in a different cultural setting. Students visited north-eastern areas of Japan affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011, and centres for learning and memorialisation (the process of preserving memories of people or events) in Tokyo. This visit allowed students to meet experts in disaster risk reduction and recovery and allowed observation of how theory and practice in these areas have been developed in Japan.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Social psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Clingeleffer, K (Ms Kelsea Clingeleffer)
UTAS Author:Riddington, L (Miss Liana Riddington)
UTAS Author:Hoare, Z (Miss Zara Hoare)
UTAS Author:Macintosh, W (Mr Warde Macintosh)
ID Code:106715
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2016-02-18
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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