Disaster Risk Reduction considerations for people with high body mass

The first task was to have a good look at the published literature – this did not take long – there was very little!

So Lesley and Carol wrote a commentary on this topic (download the article here) and Lesley is now well underway with her research. A second article was published in 2017 and a third in 2018.  

As part of Lesley’s initial explorations she surveyed a range of emergency management and response teams.  Lesley is currently interviewing people with high body mass.

Lesley’s PhD is through the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) a collaboration between Massey University and GNS Science (GeoNet).  Otago University, Wellington are also supporting Lesley’s research and part funding her PhD.