Our unique postgraduate programs focus on the Asia-Pacific, which is affected by disasters ranging from tsunamis to earthquakes to volcanic activity.
As a Higher Degree by Research student, you can choose from a wide range of topics to research, including climate change, environmental migration and human trafficking; disaster policy making and reform in developing countries; politics of crisis and disaster communication; cultural institutionalism and disasters, and more.
Dr Jonatan Lassa
Dr Lassa’s doctoral research has been one of the first systematic studies on disaster governance, looking at institutions and governance practice in disaster reduction in the countries around the world.
Associate Professor Akhilesh Surjan
Associate Professor Surjan is proactively engaged with the issues of disaster-environment-climate risk reduction, global change and sustainability in the context of human settlements.
Associate Professor Janine Joyce
Dr Janine Joyce is Associate Professor/ Head of Discipline (Acting) at the Faculty of Health at Charles Darwin University. She is available to supervise interdisciplinary projects that give practical improvements for communities in the areas of wellbeing, empowerment and resilience/ transformation.
- empowerment and resilience processes in post conflict and disaster community context
- peace education and building.