Griffith University is an innovative research university with a forty-year history of being at the cutting edge of cross-disciplinary research into areas of concern to Australian governments and communities.
Our multidisciplinary expertise and approach to research defines our work in disaster and crisis management. From flood modelling to policy capacity, our researchers have been at the forefront of working with decision makers to improve the disaster management system.
Our established links with the Asia-Pacific, a region that has a similar disaster profile to Queensland, give Griffith a unique ability to link domestic issues to the regional and global stage, notably through the Griffith Asia Institute. Our truly multi-disciplinary approach to disaster and crisis management is demonstrated through the breadth of our expertise, which brings together researchers from policy, international relations, climate change, flood modelling, urban and regional planning, psychology, economics, community development and landscape science. This can be classified into five main disciplinary areas:
- Policy, capacity and intergovernmental relations
- Flood modelling and landscape science
- Individual, community and social resilience
- Urban planning
- International relations and disaster/crisis management