Dr Petra T Buergelt

MA (1st class honours), PhD

Lecturer, Unit Coordinator and Researcher – Psychology

I am a social scientist who lectures and researches at Charles Darwin University, School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences. I am also the Deputy Chair of the Group of Energy Efficient Researchers (GEER, Australia), a research fellow at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (Massey University, NZ), and an international associate at the Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research (Victoria University, NZ).

My research interest is human adaptation and transformation. I am specialising employing qualitative research to gain a holistic and in-depth understanding of the individual and contextual/environmental (historical, natural/build, interpersonal, social, cultural, spiritual, economic, political) factors and processes that empower humans and communities effectively managing and even thriving in the face of change, uncertainty, risk and adversity. To this end, she is passionately working in projects that create living in harmony with nature/environment and each other by exploring my research is focusing on researching:

  • adaptive capacities (individual and community)
  • transformation of mind and behaviour
  • transformative education
  • leadership, team work and collaboration
  • Indigenous knowledges
  • spirituality and alternative healing approaches

I am exploring these research foci in the areas of natural extreme events and disasters, migration and Indigenous communities.

For over 15 years, I have been investigating the interaction of psychological and environmental factors that influence risk reduction, preparedness and response for various natural hazards (bushfire, tsunami, earthquakes) and pandemics in different countries (Australia, USA, NZ). In terms of migration, I have been exploring in-depth and longitudinally the interaction of psychological and contextual/environmental factors and processes that facilitate transformation, successful migration, and well-being/health. Recently, I was the principal researcher for the $12.4 million project with six Australian Indigenous Communities in Northern Australia.  This project was awarded several awards including the NAIDOC 2016 award for the Best Environmental Project

I am bringing to my work an inter-disciplinary (natural science, psychology, anthropology, sociology), inter-sectional (academia, business, NGO, government), and international (Germany, New Zealand, Australia) and inter-societal (former East Germany) background.

So far, I authored and co-authored over 70 books, chapters, peer-reviewed papers, state and federal government reports, and national and international conference presentations in the fields of disaster preparedness and risk management, international migration, and collaboration. I am serving as an editorial board member of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches (since 2006), Disaster Communication (since 2016) and Journal of Psychology (since 2010). Since 2007, I am reviewing academic papers for various international disaster, migration, and research design journals. I have been awarded numerous national and international scholarships and fellowships.

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Work history

Academic Qualifications

2011

PhD (Psychology), Massey University, New Zealand

Title: Contemporary migration between developed countries: Transformation processes towards actualising authentic selves and lives

Design: Longitudinal qualitative study accompanying participants over 2 years using ethnography/participant observation, episodic interviews, and diaries to explore the emigration and immigration processes in the life context

2004

MA (Psychology) (1st Class Honours), Massey University, New Zealand

Title: Is New Zealand the Right Choice? The psychological and social factors influencing the decision for German immigrants to New Zealand to stay or to return to Germany

Design: Qualitative study using ethnography/participant observation and episodic interviews to compare the experiences of stayers and leavers

2001     

BA (Major Psychology) (Massey Scholar), Massey University, New Zealand

Relevant Work History

Jun 14 Lecturer, Charles Darwin University, School of Psychological & Clinical Sciences

Sep 12 - Jun 14 Assistant Professor Research, University of Western Australia, Buisness School, Centre for Social Impact

Mar 11 - Aug 12 Post-doctorial Research Associate, University of Western Australia, Australia and Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (Bushfire CRC)

Teaching

Charles Darwin University

2017          

Course Coordinator

Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours

Unit coordination & lectures

  • Introduction to Psychology A, 100 level
  • Introduction to Psychology B, 100 level
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Psychology, 200 level
  • Developmental Psychology, 200 level
  • Applied Psychology, 300 level

Unit coordination

  • Honours Thesis, 700 level
  • Honours Research Project, 700 level

2016  

Course Coordinator

Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours

Unit coordination & lectures

  • Introduction to Psychology A, 100 level
  • Introduction to Psychology B, 100 level
  • Developmental Psychology, 200 level

Lecture

  • Applied Methodology – Qualitative Research, MA level (Clinical Psychology)

2015

Unit coordination & lectures

  • Introduction to Psychology A, 100 level
  • Introduction to Psychology B, 100 level
  • Health Psychology, 300 level

Lectures

  • Developmental Psychology, 200 level
  • Applied Methodology – Qualitative Research, MA level (Clinical Psychology)

2014

Unit coordination & lectures

  • Introduction to Psychology A, 100 level
  • Developmental Psychology, 200 level

Lectures

  • Applied Methodology – Qualitative Research, MA level (Clinical Psychology)
  • Cultural, Social & Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management, Master of Emergency & Disaster Management

University of Western Australia (UWA)

2011

Lectures - Research Methods in Applied Settings, MA level, (Clinical Psychology, Organisational Psychology)

Research

Research projects

2016

Northern Australian Bushfire and Natural Hazard Training

Researcher & Evaluator, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & CDU Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods

Research team members: Steve Sudden (CDU, RIEL), Professor Douglas Paton (University of Tasmania)

2014 - 16 

“Dharray manymakkuŋ pawaw ga gapuw*” – Manymak Energy Efficiency Project with Indigenous Communities in East Arnhem Land

Principal Researcher & Evaluator, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Federal Department of Industries, Power and Water Cooperation, Northern Territory Government Department of Housing, Centre for Appropriate Technology, East Arnhem Regional Council

Research team members: Prof Andrew Campbell, Elaine Lawurrpa Maypilama, Prof Tim Skinner, Dr Anne Lowell, Dr Simon Moss, Dr Edward Halawa, Sam Latz and his project team, Indigenous co-researchers

2014 - 16

Community understanding of the tsunami risk and warnings systems in Australian communities

Researcher, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Research group members: Professor Douglas Paton (University of Tasmania, Australia), A/Professor David Johnston (Massey University, Centre for Disaster Research), Katelyn Rossiter (University of Tasmania, Australia)

2012 - 14

Housing and neighbourhoods that generate social inclusion, economic opportunities and wellbeing

Assistant Professor Research, University of Western Australia, Business School, Centre for Social Impact

Research team members: W/Professor Paul Flatau, A/Professor Paul Maginn, A/Professor Val Colic-Peisker

2011 - 12

Community level influence on individual behaviours with respect to bushfire readiness and decision making

Post-doctorial Research Associate, University of Western Australia, Australia and Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (Bushfire CRC)

Research team members: W/Professor David Morrison, W/Professor Carmen Lawrence, Professor Timothy Skinner, Professor Colin McCleod, Dr Lies Notebart, Dr Illy McNeil, and Patrick Dunlop

2007 - 09    Psychosocial factors influencing individual and community preparedness   for avian flu pandemic

Principal Researcher, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, New Zealand

Research team members: Professor Douglas Paton (University of Tasmania, Australia) and A/Professor David Johnston (Massey University, Centre for Disaster Research)

2004 - 05

Risk management for natural hazards - bushfires

Research Assistant, University of Tasmania and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

Research team members: Professor Douglas Paton (University of Tasmania, Australia), Dr Gail Kelly (CSIRO)

2003

Individual and social factors constraining preparation for tsunami hazards

Research Assistant, Washington State Government, USA

Research team members: Professor Douglas Paton (UTAS, Australia), Dr David Johnson (GNS, NZ), Dr Kevin Ronan (Massey University, NZ), George Crawford (US National Tsunami Programme)

 

Research grants

Total funding: $ 2,333,799

2017   

$ 200,000

Seed funding for Group of Energy Efficiency Researchers (GEER) Australia

Funding source: Australian Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) via Energy Consumers Australia (ECA)

Grant holders: Group of Energy Efficiency Researchers – Steering Committee: Dr Rowan Bedggood (Swinbourne University), Dr Petra Buergelt (Charles Darwin University), Dr Phillippa Watson (University of Tasmania) & Dr Michael Tipps (University of Wollongong)

2015 

$ 1,642,937

“Dharray manymakkuŋ pawaw ga gapuw*” – Manymak Energy Efficiency Project with Indigenous Communities in East Arnhem Land 

Funding source: Australian Commonwealth via the Australian Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS)

Funding holders: Indigenous Essential Services Pty Ltd, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory Department of Housing, East Arnhem Shire Council, Centre for Appropriate Technologies/Bushlight

(with Prof Andrew Campbell, Dr Edward Halawa, A/Prof Simon Moss, Mirza Baig (MA) )

2012   

$193,322

‘Refugees, Housing and Social Inclusion in Australia’

Funding source: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Funding holder: University of Western Australia, Centre for Social Impact

(with Prof Paul Flatau & A/Prof Paul Maginn (UWA, WA) and A/Prof Val Colic-Peisker

(RMIT, Vic)

2007

$ 30,000

‘Articulating community beliefs about avian flu and pandemic preparedness‘                 

Ministry of Civil Defence and  Emergency Management, New Zealand

(with Prof D. Paton (Utas, Tasmania)  and Prof D. Johnston (Massey University, NZ)).

2007

$ 267,540

2002 

Scholarships, fellowships & grants for conducting my MA & PhD research projects (for details see below)

Research Supervision

PhD students

 

Katelyn Rossiter - Natural disaster risk reduction using social media: Development of an evidence-based community engagement model

(with Prof Douglas Paton)

 

Stephen Sutten  - Cultural drivers of disaster response behaviour and their cross-cultural applicability: Simeulue Island.

(with Prof Douglas Paton, Dr Andrew McWilliam & Dr Saut Sagala)

 

Kim Cardile - Professional sport coach development: Experiences, assessment, transformation and leadership

(with A/Prof Simon Moss)

 

Rachel Tumminello - Deepening the environmental volunteer narrative to increase public and environmental organisations’ collaboration in mitigating climate change

(with Prof Douglas Paton)

 

Maixent I. Ralaingita (Nepal) - Building a disaster resilient community: An integrated model of planning for a safe and sustainable community

(with Prof Douglas Paton)

 

Tahir M. Ali (Pakistan) - Community based disaster risk management for sustainable development: A comparative study between Northern Areas of Pakistan and Australia

(with Prof Douglas Paton & A/Prof James Smith)

 

Gavin Morrison – Edge of sacred: Exploring the life stories of Naujyu community. An investigation into trauma and the traditional cultural healing tools of a remote Aboriginal community

(with Dr Curtis Roman, Greg Williams)

 

Margaret Lambert –  Using emotional freedom technqiues (EFT) for reducing anxiety and increasing social-emotional well-being in Australian school students (with Prof Marilynne Kirshbaum, Dr. Sue Moore)


MA students

 

Linél Franck - Using social and emotional learning to improve wellbeing and protect against suicide in Indigenous Australian secondary boarding school students

(with Prof Douglas Paton & Prof Richard Bedford)

 

Siobhan Evans - Benefits of dance on wellbeing in older adults: A closer look at tango and swing

(with Prof Douglas Paton & Dr Jelena Zeleskov Doric)

 

Katie Astley - The experiences of healthcare workers delivering FIFO services to rural and remote Indigenous communities

(with Prof Douglas Paton)

 

Completed Supervisions

 

2016           Belinda Howarth - Gifted university students: A qualitative study of why they choose to use or hide gifted abilities (honours)

                   (with Prof Douglas Paton)

 

2015           Christiana Powell – Coping in paramedics (honours)

(with Prof Timophy Skinner)

Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards and Grants

Scholarships

2005 TEC Top Achievers Doctoral Scholarship[1] - $ 58,000 plus fees over a two year period.

2004 Ryoichi Sasakawa Doctoral Young Leaders’ Scholarship - $ 18,000 plus research expenses and tuition fee over a one year period.

2004 University of Tasmania International Postgraduate Research Scholarship - $ 72,000 plus international PhD fees of $12750 and health cover per year for a four year period.

2003 Massey University PhD Scholarship - $ 54,000 plus fees over three year period.

2002 Ryoichi Sasakawa Masterate Young Leaders’ Scholarship - $ 24,000 plus research expenses and tuition fee over two years period.

2002 Massey University Masterate Scholarship – $ 12,000 over one year period.

[1] Only the top 4% of PhD students in New Zealand are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
 

Fellowships

2007 Claude McCarthy Fellowship - $ 5000

2007 Visiting Scholar, CAPSTRANS, University of Wollongong, Australia.

2005 Visiting Scholar, CAPSTRANS, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Awards and Grants

2017 Erasmus Staff Mobility Grant -  Euro 2000

2016 Erhard – Jensen Initiative - US$ 2500

2015 CDU Travel Grant - $ 2500

2012 UWA Travel Grant - $ 1850

2007 Australian Population Association Christabel Young Research Grant - $ 2000.

2007 NZ Department of Labour Graduate Research Sponsorship - $ 5000.

2007 New Zealand European Union Centres Network Domestic Fees Scholarship - $ 1940.

2000 Massey University Scholar.

2000 Freemasons Scholarship - $ 5000.

1999 Massey University Extramural Student`s Society Scholarship 1999 valued at $ 500.

1998 Evening Standard Prize in Written Communication 1998

[1] Only the top 4% of PhD students in New Zealand are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Publications

Books

Paton, D., Buergelt, P. T., Tedim, F., & McCaffrey, S. (Volume Eds.). (2015). Wildfire hazards, risks and disasters. In J. F. Shroder (Series Ed.), Hazards and Disasters Series: Vol. London: Elsevier.

Buergelt, P. T., Morgan, M., & Pernice, R. (2009). Is Aotearoa/New Zealand the right choice? The migration experiences of contemporary Germans who realised their migration dream. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-639-13136-9.

Book chapters

Paton, D., & Buergelt, P. T. (2017). Facilitating social-environmental adaptation in environmental hazards: Towards a universal theory. In J. A. Daniels (Ed.), Advances in environmental research (pp. 35 – 58). New York: Nova Scientific Publishers.

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., Sithole, B., Sangha, K., Maypilama, Campion, O. B. & Campion, J. (2017). Living in harmony with our environment: A paradigm shift. In D. Paton & D. Johnston (Eds.), Disaster resilience: An integrated approach (2nd ed) (pp. 289-307). Springfield, Ill: Charles C. Thomas.

Paton P., Michaloudis, I., Pavavaljung, E., Clark, K., Buergelt, P. T., Jang, L., & Kuo, G. (2017). Art and disaster resilience: Perspectives from the visual and performing arts. In D. Paton & D.M. Johnston (Eds.), Disaster resilience: An integrated approach (2nd ed) (pp. 212-235). Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas.

Sutton, S., Buergelt, P.T, Paton, D. & Sagala, S. (in press). Cultural drivers of disaster risk reduction behaviour: The case of Pulau Simeulue. In D. Paton and S. Sagala (Eds.), Disaster risk reduction in Indonesia: Environmental, social and cultural aspects.  Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas.

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., Campbell, C. A., James, H., & Cottrell, A. (in press). Killing two birds with one stone: Utilizing natural hazard threats to develop adaptive and thriving communities, and reduce the risk of disasters. In R, Wallace (Ed.), Northern research futures: Northern Research Futures. Canberra: ANU Press.

Rosenman, L., Golebiowska, K., Taylor, A., Buergelt, P. T., Salmon, J., & Zander, K. (in press). Attracting and retaining international migrants: A key issue in developing Northern Australia. In R, Wallace (Ed.), Northern research futures: Northern Research Futures. Canberra: ANU Press.

Paton, D., Buergelt, P.T. & Campbell, A. (2015). Learning to Co-Exist with Environmental Hazards: Community and Societal Perspectives and Strategies. In Advances in Environmental Research, Volume 43. New York, NY; Nova Publishers.

Paton, D., Buergelt, P. T., Tedim, F., & McCaffrey, S., (2015). Wildfires: International perspectives on their social-ecological implications. In D. Paton, P. T. Buergelt; S. McCaffrey, & F. Tedim (Volume Eds.). Wildfire hazards, risks and disasters (pp. 1-14). In J. F. Shroder (Series Ed.), Hazards and Disasters Series: Vol. London: Elsevier.

Buergelt, P. T., & Smith, R. (2015). Wildfires: An Australian Perspective. In D. Paton, P. T. Buergelt; S. McCaffrey, & F. Tedim (Volume Eds.). Wildfire hazards, risks and disasters (pp. 101-122). In J. F. Shroder (Series Ed.), Hazards and Disasters Series: Vol.  London: Elsevier.

Paton, D., Buergelt, P. T., & Flannigan, M. (2015). Ensuring that we can see the wood and the trees: Growing the capacity for ecological wildfire risk management. In D. Paton, P. T. Buergelt; S. McCaffrey, & F. Tedim (Volume Eds.). Wildfire hazards, risks and disasters (pp. 247-262). In J. F. Shroder (Series Ed.), Hazards and Disasters Series: Vol. In  London: Elsevier.

Paton, D. &  Buergelt, P. T. (2012) . Community engagement and wildfire preparedness: The influence of community diversity. In D. Paton, & F. Pedrosa (Eds). Wildfire and community: Facilitating preparedness and resilience. Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas.

Buergelt, P. T., Morgan, M., & Pernice, R. (2012). The migration process through the eyes of migrants: Experiences, interpretations and responses of German migrants to New Zealand. In R. Cohen & G. Jonsson (Eds.), The international library of studies on migration: Migration and culture (pp. 707 - 732). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Paton, D., McClure, J., & Buergelt, P. T. (2006). The role of preparedness in natural hazard resilience. In D. Paton & D. Johnston (Eds.), Disaster resilience: An integrated approach (pp. 105 – 124). Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas.

Johnston, D., Paton, D, Crawford, G. L., Ronan, K., Houghton, B. & Buergelt, P. T. (2005). Measuring tsunami preparedness in coastal Washington, United States. In E. N. Bernard (Ed.), Developing tsunami-resilient communities: The national tsunami program (pp.173-184). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Peer reviewed papers

Buergelt, P. T., Maypilama, L. E., McPhee, J., Dhurrkay, G., Nirrpuranydji, S., Manyturrpuy, S., Wunungmurra, M., Skinner. T., Lowell, A., & Moss, S. (2017). Working together with remote Indigenous communities to facilitate adapting to using energy wisely: Barriers and enablers. Energy Procedia, 121, 262 - 269.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187661021733480X

 Buergelt, P. T., Maypilama, L. E., McPhee, J., Dhurrkay, G., Nirrpuranydji, S., Manyturrpuy, S., Wunungmurra, M., Skinner. T., Lowell, A., & Moss, S. (2017). Housing and overcrowding in remote Indigenous communities: Impacts and solutions from a holistic perspective. Energy Procedia, 121, 270 - 277.

 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610217334811

Paton, D., Johnston, D., Rossiter, K., Buergelt, P. T., Richards, A., & Anderson, S. (2017). Community understanding of tsunami risk and warnings in Australia. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 3(1), 55-60.

Buergelt, P. T., & Paton, D. (2014). An ecological all-hazard inter-disciplinary risk management and adaptation model. Human Ecology, 42(4), 591-603.

Paton, D., Sagala, S., Okado, N., Jang. L, Buergelt, P. T., & Gregg, C. E. (2010). Making sense of natural hazard mitigation: Personal, social and cultural influences. Environmental Hazards, 9, 183-196.

Paton, D., Houghton, B. F., Gregg, C. E., McIvor, D., Johnston, D. M., Buergelt, P. T., Larin, P., Gill, D. A., Ritchie, L. A., Meinhold, S. & Horan, J. (2009). Managing tsunami risk: Social context influences on preparedness. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 3(1), 27-37. 

Buergelt, P. T., Morgan, M., & Pernice, R. (2008). Staying or returning: Pre-migration influences. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 18, 282-298.

Buergelt, P. T., Morgan, M., & Pernice, R. (2008). The migration process through the eyes of migrants: Experiences, interpretations and responses of German migrants to New Zealand. [Invited paper]. IMIS-Beiträge, 33, 105-128.

Paton, D., Buergelt, P. T. & Prior, T. (2008). Living with Bushfire Risk: Social and environmental influences on preparedness. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 23(3), 41-48.

Buergelt, P. T. (2008). Warum wir Deutschland verlassen: Motive deutscher Auswanderer in Australien und Neuseeland. [Why we leave Germany: Motives of German emigrants in Australia and New Zealand]. [Invited paper]. Geographische Rundschau, 60(6), 54-58.

Paton, D., Kelly, G., Buergelt, P. T., & Doherty, M. (2006). Preparing for bushfires: Understanding intentions. Disaster Prevention and Management, 15(4), 566-575.

Johnston, D., Paton, D, Crawford, G., Ronan, K., Houghton, B. & Buergelt, P. T. (2005). Measuring tsunami preparedness in coastal Washington, United States. Natural Hazards, 35, 173-184.

Government reports

Flatau, P., Colic-Peisker, V., Bauskis, A., Maginn, P., & Buergelt, P. T. (2014). Refugees, housing, and neighbourhoods in Australia. AHURI Final Report No.224. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Available from: http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p82015

Academy of Science (2012). Australia’s population: Shaping vision for our future: Recommendations Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank 2012. Canberra: Australian Academy of Science.

(contributor: nominated and selected to participate the Think Tank)

Heath, J., Nulseon, C., Dunlop, P., Clarke, P., Buergelt, P. T., & Morrison. D. (2011). The February 2011 Fires in Roleystone, Kelmscott and Red Hill. Report to Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia, Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., & Johnson, D. (2009). Factors and processes influencing individual and community preparedness for a pandemic outbreak in New Zealand. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science.

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., & Johnson, D. (2009). Psychosocial factors & processes influencing individual and community preparedness for a bird flu outbreak. Report to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Wellington, New Zealand.

Paton, D., Buergelt, P. T., & Johnson, D. (2007, December). Identifying pandemic attitudes and beliefs to increase community resilience. Report to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Wellington, New Zealand.

Presentations

Invited key note addresses

Buergelt, P. T (2012, March). Migration motives and challenges: Implications for countries of origin and settlement. Invited key note address at the IGC Chair’s Theme Workshop on Motives for Migration, Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum & Refugees (IGC), Geneva, Switzerland.

Invited conference presentation

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., & Johnson, D. (2009, August). Creating sustained Influenza pandemic preparedness: Psychosocial processes and factors influencing individual and community preparedness. Invited paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Conference proceedings

Buergelt, P. T., Morrison, D., & Lawrence, C., Dunlop, P, & Clark, P. (2011, July). Integrating research and practice: A holistic, multi-site and process-oriented action research designed to build community disaster capacity. Paper presented at the Australasia Hazards Management Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

Morrison, D., Skinner, T., Lawrence, C., MacLeod, C., Buergelt, P., Dunlop, P. & Clark, P. (2011, July). Information processing in the face of threat: A Multilevel Research Perspective. Paper presented at the Australasia Hazards Management Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

Clarke, P., Dunlop, P., MacLeod,C., Buergelt, P., & Morrison, D. (2011, July). Alert but not alarmed: Examining the potential benefits of anxiety and worry on behavioural preparedness for threat in bushfire affected communities. Paper presented at the Australasia Hazards Management Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

Alert but not alarmed: Examining the potential benefits of anxiety and worry on behavioural preparedness for threat in bushfire affected communities. Paper presented at the Australasia Hazards Management Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

Paton, D., Tedim, F., Buergelt P. T., & Johnston, D. (2010). Safe as houses: Adapting to living with wildfire and earthquake hazards. In C. Stewart (Ed.), From warning to effective response: Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Hazards Management Conference. GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 33, Wellington, New Zealand.

Government reports

Paton, D., Rossiter, K., Buergelt, P. T., Johnston, D., & Anderson, S. (2015). Understanding tsunami warning systems. Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC Hazard Note, 11, 4.

Flatau, P., Colic-Peisker, V., Bauskis, A., Maginn, P., & Buergelt, P. T. (2014). Refugees, housing, and neighbourhoods in Australia. AHURI Final Report No.224. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Available from: http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p82015

Academy of Science (2012). Australia’s population: Shaping vision for our future: Recommendations Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank 2012. Canberra: Australian Academy of Science. Available from: www.science.org/events/thinktank/thinktank2012/documents/recommendations.pdf

(contributor: nominated and selected to participate the Think Tank)

Heath, J., Nulseon, C., Dunlop, P., Clarke, P., Buergelt, P. T., & Morrison. D. (2011). The February 2011 Fires in Roleystone, Kelmscott and Red Hill. Report to Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia, Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., & Johnson, D. (2009). Factors and processes influencing individual and community preparedness for a pandemic outbreak in New Zealand. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science.

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., & Johnson, D. (2009). Psychosocial factors & processes influencing individual and community preparedness for a bird flu outbreak. Report to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Wellington, New Zealand.

Paton, D., Buergelt, P. T., & Johnson, D. (2007, December). Identifying pandemic attitudes and beliefs to increase community resilience. Report to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Wellington, New Zealand.

Presentations of ministries

Buergelt, P. T. (2010, September). Leveraging immigrant attraction and retention: Policy opportunities indicated by a longitudinal qualitative study. Paper presented to the Department of Internal Affairs, the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand.  

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., & Johnson, D. (2009, March). Leveraging pandemic preparedness: Interventions indicated by two recent NZ pandemic studies. Paper presented to the Ministry of Social Development, Wellington, New Zealand.

Buergelt , P. T., Paton, D., & Johnson, D. (2008, September). Psychosocial factors & processes influencing individual and community preparedness for a bird flu outbreak. Paper presented to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference presentations

White, B., Buergelt, P. T., Boland, M., Moss, S., Sheedy, A., Murthy, V., Norman, N., Lee, J., Irving, P. & Josse, P. (2017, September). Breaking silos and transforming organisational culture and teaching: A grass-root innovation-based community of practices across university structures. Paper accepted for presentation at the Teaching & Learning Conference 2017 by Blackboard, Darwin, Australia.

Sheddy, A., Buergelt, P. T., Murthy, V., Irving, P. & Josse, P. (2017, September). Innovative Blended Learning Methods: Hits and Misses. Paper accepted for presentation at the Teaching & Learning Conference 2017 by Blackboard, Darwin, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Maypilama, L. E., McPhee, J., Dhurrkay, G., Nirrpuranydji, S., Manyturrpuy, S., Wunungmurra, M., Skinner. T., Campbell, A., Lowell, A., & Moss, S. (2017, February). Housing and overcrowding in remote Indigenous communities: Impacts and solutions from a holistic perspective. Paper presented at Improving Residential Energy Efficiency (IREE) International Conference, Wollongong, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Maypilama, L. E., McPhee, J., Dhurrkay, G., Nirrpuranydji, S., Manyturrpuy, S., Wunungmurra, M., Skinner. T., Campbell, A., Lowell, A., & Moss, S. (2017, February). Working together with remote Indigenous communities to facilitate adapting to using energy wisely: Barriers and enablers. Paper presented at Improving Residential Energy Efficiency (IREE) International Conference, Wollongong, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Turnbull, B., Maypilama, L. E., McPhee, J., Skinner, T., Lowell, A., & Moss, S. (2016, November). Navigating turbulent waters conducting PAR with diverse consortia partners and communities: Challenges and adaptations. Paper presented at the Australasian Ethics Network Conference (AEN), Sydney, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Maypilma, L. E., McPhee, J., Dhurrkay, G., Nirrpuranydji, S., Manyturrpuy, S., Wunungmurra, M., Lowell, A. & Moss, S. (2016, November). Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Truly Working Together (Co-creating) to Facilitate Adaptation and Health/Well-being: Barriers and Enablers. Poster presented at the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Maypilma, L. E., Dhurrkay, D., McPhee, J., Moss, S., Lowell, A. & Helmer, J. (2016, May). Transforming the communication gap between Indigenous and Western worldviews: Opportunities, challenges and pathways forward. Paper presented at the 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Coalition for Critical Qualitative Inquiry (CCQI), University of Illinois, Urbana, USA.

Buergelt, P. T., Maypilama, E. L., McPhee, J., Nirrpurranydji, S., Dhurrkay, G.,  Lowell, A., Moss, S., & local Yolŋu co-researchers (2015, August). Pawaw & gapuw: A Yolŋu perspective of fire/power & water. Paper presented at the LIEEP Forum to the federal Department of Industry & Science, Newcastle, Australia.

 Maypilama, E. L., Nirrpurranydji, S., Buergelt, P. T., McPhee, J., Dhurrkay, G., Lowell, A., Moss, S., & local Yolŋu co-researchers (2015, August). Pawaw & gapuw: A Yolŋu perspective of fire/power & water. Paper presented at Power and Water Corporation Board meeting, Darwin, Australia.

Paton, D., Johnston, D., Rossiter, K., & Buergelt, P. T. (2015, September). Community understanding of the tsunami risk and warning systems in Australian communities. Poster presented at Poster presented at the Australasia Fire and Emergency Service Authority Council (AFAC) Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., Campbell, C. A., James, H., Roseman, L., & Cottrell, A. (2015, May). Hazardscapes, whole-of-community approaches and transformation: The potential mandate of critical qualitative inquiry. Paper presented at the 11th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA.

Buergelt, P. T. (2015, May). Shared global endeavour: A longitudinal bricolage research across three nations. Paper presented at the 11th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA.

Buergelt, P. T. (2015, May). Communicating vast rich data meaningfully across the globe and disciplines: An innovative representation form. Paper presented at the 11th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA.

Buergelt, P. T. (2015, May). Teaming up with businesses? Opportunities, challenges & pathways forward. Paper presented at the 11th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., Campbell, A., James, H., Rosenman, L., & Cottrell, A. (2014, November). Killing two birds with one stone: Utilizing natural hazard threats to develop adaptive and thriving communities, and reduce the risk of disaster. Presented at the CRN Northern Australia Development Conference 2014: “A Northern Perspective”, Darwin, Australia.

Paton, D., & Buergelt, P. (2013, January). Pathways towards Effective Engagement with Coastal Communities. Paper presented at the UWA Oceans Institute Seminar Series, Perth, Australia.

Buergelt, P., & Paton, D. (2013, January). The key to creating innovative and effective solutions for coast communities: Understanding human-environment interactions. Paper presented at the UWA Oceans Institute Seminar Series, Perth, Australia.

Buergelt, P. (2012, October). Migrants’ experience of being at home:  Outcome of interaction of multitude of individual and environmental factors & processes. Paper presented at the Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st century: Immigration Issues and Futures, Auckland, New Zealand.

Buergelt, P. (2012, October). Enhancing evidence-based practice: Building partnerships between government – science – practice. Paper presented at the Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st century: Immigration Issues and Futures, Auckland, New Zealand.

Buergelt, P. (2012, October). The contributions of qualitative research to collaborations among and between academia-government-practice. Paper presented at the Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st century: Immigration Issues and Futures, Auckland, New Zealand.

Buergelt, P. T. (2012, August). Achieving effective public policy: Pathways towards collaboration between government-science-practice. Presentation at Master Class with Professor Naomi Oreskes “When knowledge isn’t power”, UWA Advanced Studies, Perth, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Dunlop, P., Lawrence, C., & Morrison, D. (2012, August). The role of local government in influencing bushfire preparedness in selected Western Australian communities. Poster accepted at the Australasia Fire and Emergency Service Authority Council Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T. (2012, June). Community level influences on individual behaviours: Bushfire readiness & decision making. Paper presented at the Social Psychology Reading Group (SPRiG), Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., Lawrence, C., Morrison, D., & Dunlop, P. (2011, April). Preparation: Static separative approach vs evolving holographic approach. Paper accepted but withdrawn at Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference: Earth: Fire and Rain, Brisbane, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T. (2012, May). Communicating vast rich data meaningfully across the globe and disciplines: An innovative representation form. Paper accepted but withdrawn for Eighth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, USA.

Buergelt, P. T. (2012, May). Shared global endeavour: A longitudinal bricolage research across three nations. Paper accepted but withdrawn for Eighth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, USA.

Buergelt, P. T., Morrison, D., & Lawrence, C. (2011, August). Community level influence on individual behaviours: Bushfire readiness & decision making. Poster presented at the Australasia Fire and Emergency Service Authority Council Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Morrison, D., & Lawrence, C., Dunlop, P, & Clark, P. (2011, July). Integrating research and practice: A holistic, multi-site and process-oriented action research designed to build community disaster capacity. Paper presented at the Australasia Hazards Management Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

Morrison, D., Skinner, T., Lawrence, C., MacLeod, C., Buergelt, P., Dunlop, P. & Clark, P. (2011, July) Information processing in the face of threat: A Multilevel Research Perspective. Paper presented at the Australasia Hazards Management Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Morrison, D., Skinner, T., Lawrence, C., MacLeod, C., Dunlop, P., Notebaert, L., McNeill, I., & Clark, P.  (2011, July). Decision Making & Human Behaviour Under Stress: A Multilevel Research Project. Paper presented at the RMIT Disaster Research Seminar Series, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T. (2011, July). Migration identity processes: Transformation towards authentic and cosmopolitan selves. Paper presented at the combined conference of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa / New Zealand (ASAANZ) conference, Perth, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Morrison, D., & Lawrence, C. (2011, May). Community level influence on individual behaviours with respect to bushfire readiness and decision making in the face of immediate threat. Paper presented at the Bushfire CRC Research Advisory Forum Meeting # 4, Brisbane, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T. (2011, February). Fostering immigrants’ health: Resources indicated by a holistic life course perspective. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM), Christchurch, New Zealand.

Buergelt, P. T., Paton, D., Johnston, D., & Johal, S. (2011, February). Pandemic preparation: Contributing to healthy citizens and communities? Paper presented at the 8th Annual Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM), Christchurch, New Zealand.

Buergelt, P. T. (2010, December). Proposing ‘best Practice’ research: Methodology-methods-ethics links that facilitate meaningful research and participant well-being. Paper presented at the ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, Sydney, Australia.

Buergelt P. T. (2010, October). How does Pre-migration and Emigration influence Settlement? Insights from a Qualitative Longitudinal Study. Invited paper presented to the Centre of Applied Cross-cultural Research, Wellington, New Zealand.  

Paton, D., Tedim, F., Buergelt P. T., & Johnston, D. (2010, August). Safe as houses: Adapting to living with wildfire and earthquake hazards. Paper presented at the 4th Australasian Hazards Management Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Buergelt P. T. (2010, August). How does pre-migration and emigration influence settlement? Insights from a qualitative longitudinal study. Paper presented at the New Settler’s Series of the Building Research Capability for the Social Sciences Network, Wellington, New Zealand.  

Paton, D., Buergelt P. T., & Prior, T. (2008, July). Living with bushfire risk: How personal, community and environmental factors influence household preparedness. Paper presented at the 2nd Australasian Hazards Management Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Paton, D., Buergelt P. T., & Prior, T. (2008, July). Living with bushfire risk: Social and environmental influences on preparedness. Paper presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart, Australia.

Becker, J. S., Leonard, G. S., Paton, D., Johnston, D. M., & Buergelt, P. (2007, November). Organisational response to the March 18, 2007 Mount Ruapehu Crater Lake Dam-burst Lahar: Expectations before the event and implications for response. Paper presented at Cities on Volcanoes 5 Conference, Shimabara, Japan.

Buergelt, P. T., Morgan, M., Julian, R., Bedford, R.,& Cramer, M. (2007, October). Migrant internet forums: Building communities by connecting potential migrants and migrants at various points in the migration process. Invited paper presented at the 12th International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Paton, D., Prior, T., Pedrosa, F., & Buergelt, P. T. (2007, July). Promoting community bushfire preparedness: Australian and Portuguese perspectives. Paper presented at the Australasian Natural Hazard Management Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T. (2007, May). Through the eyes of German migrants: A qualitative longitudinal bricolage study of the migration process. Invited presentations at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies Seminar Series, Osnabrück, Germany.

Paton, D., & Buergelt, P. T. (2006, August). Living with bushfire risk: Social and environmental influences on preparedness. Paper presented at the 7th New Zealand Hazards Management Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Buergelt, P. T., Morgan, M., Henderson, A., Julian, R.,& Cramer, M. (2006, July). Realising the potential of bricolage design: Consistency among the assumptions of the research components is crucial. Paper presented at 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference in Advances in Qualitative Methods, Gold Coast, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T., Morgan, M., Henderson, A., Julian, R.,& Cramer, M. (2006, July). The ethical trials & tribulations of accompanying participants through a major life transition. Paper presented at 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference in Advances in Qualitative Methods, Gold Coast, Australia.

Buergelt, P. T, Morgan, M., & Pernice, R. (2006, July). Increasing skilled migrant retention: Leverages indicated by an exploration of contemporary migrant experiences throughout the migration process. Paper presented at the IGU2006 Brisbane Conference, Brisbane, Australia

Paton, D., & Buergelt, P. T. (2006, July). Psychosocial factors facilitating co-existence and coping with bushfire hazards. Paper presented at the IGU2006 Brisbane Conference, Brisbane, Australia

Buergelt, P. T., Morgan, M., Henderson, A., Julian, R., Cramer, M., & Pernice, R. (2006, April). Facilitating immigrant adaptation & retention: Insights from studies exploring German immigrants’ experiences and interpretations throughout the migration process. Paper presented at the FRST Endusers Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand.

Paton, D., & Buergelt, P.T. (2005, November). Living with bushfire risk: Residents’ accounts of bushfire preparedness. Poster presented at the Australian Fire Authorities Commission/Bushfire CRC Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Paton, D., Gregg, C., Johnston, D., Buergelt, P.T., & Houghton, B. (2005, August). Preparing for tsunami: Community issues and engagement. Poster presented at the International Conference on Engaging Communities, Brisbane, Australia.

Buergelt, P.T., Morgan, M., & Pernice, R. (2005, July). Challenges influencing the adaptation of German immigrants tin New Zealand. Poster presented at the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population XXV International Population Conference, Tours, France.

Dr Petra T Buergelt

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