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Disaster resilience has become an integral part of Australia's ability to anticipate and respond to man-made and natural disasters that pose population-level threats to society, the national economy and the environment. From fire, drought and flood, to the long-term impacts of climate change, we recognise the growing importance of preparing communities to help themselves. 

We are making significant gains in the area of disaster resilience with the aim of improving community preparedness and recovery in the event of a disaster.

Through high-quality research, education and community engagement, we are challenging and supporting communities, governments and organisations to strengthen their resilience against major disasters.

Monash has a strong track-record in research related to disaster resilience. In bringing together the University's talent, resources, and research we are making a significant contribution to disaster risk reduction. Our ambition is backed by our expertise across many areas including:

  • disaster epidemiology
  • injury prevention and management
  • emergency and disaster health
  • terrorism research and response
  • robotics for rescue, relief, security and emergency management
  • natural resource management
  • sustainable communities
  • long term health implications of emergency/ major events
  • communications systems (early warning systems)
  • human factors and systems research
  • emergency management and response
  • basic, clinical and health social sciences across many disciplines.

Our research is driven by the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI)