Dr Deanne Bird

Dr. Deanne Bird

Biography:

Deanne Bird is the Program Evaluation Coordinator within the Country Fire Authority’s Fire Prevention and Preparedness team, where she works collaboratively to raise the quality of CFA’s community engagement programs and activities.

Deanne was awarded a PhD in 2010 from the University of Iceland and Macquarie University after completing research on the social dimensions of volcanic hazard and risk in southern Iceland. Since then, Deanne has worked as a Research Specialist at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland in Reykjavík, where she continued her PhD research with rural communities and the tourism sector. This research, undertaken in collaboration with national and local governments, focused on human-centred, place-based initiatives aimed at enhancing community capacity in disaster risk reduction. Deanne has also worked as a Senior Advisor in Community Engagement for the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services within the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone team. Deanne led the design and implementation of engagement activities to strengthen relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including community, and drive change across the Latrobe Valley. This position was created as part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry (2014-2016).

Publications

Journal Articles

Bird, D. 2020. Latrobe Youth Film Festival: Promoting the Voice of Young People through Film. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 35 (2), 51-57. https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/media/7674/ajem_14_2020-04.pdf

Bird, D. K., Gísladóttir. G. 2020. Enhancing Tourists’ Safety in Volcanic Areas: An Investigation of Risk Communication Initiatives in Iceland. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 50, 101896. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101896

Haynes, K., Bird, D. K., Whittaker, J. 2020. Working outside ‘the rules’: Opportunities and challenges of community participation in risk reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 44, 101396. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101396

Räsänen, A., Lein, H., Bird, D., Setten, G. 2020. Conceptualizing community in disaster risk management. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 45, 101485.

Amri, A., Haynes, K., Bird, D.K., Ronan, K., 2018. Bridging the divide between studies on disaster risk reduction education and child-centred disaster risk reduction: a critical review. Children's Geographies 16, 239-251.

Anderson-Berry, L., Achilles, T., Panchuk, S., Mackie, B., Canterford, S., Leck, A., Bird, D.K., 2018. Sending a message: How significant events have influenced the warnings landscape in Australia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 30, 5-17.

Bird, D.K. Gísladóttir, G. 2018. Responding to volcanic eruptions in Iceland: from the small to the catastrophic. Palgrave Communications 4(1), 151. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0205-6

Carmichael, B., Wilson, G., Namarnyilk, I., Rostrum, V., Marimowa, J., Nadji, S., Cahil, J., Hunter, F., Brockwell, S., Webb, B., Bird, D. 2018. Local and Indigenous management of climate change risks to archaeological sites. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 23(2), 231-255.

Forte, P., Bonadonna, C., Gregg, C.E., Dominguez, L., Bran, D., Bird, D., Castro, J., 2018. Ash resuspension related to the 2011-2012 Cordón Caulle eruption, Chile, in a rural community of Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 350, 18-32.

Okada, T., Howitt, R., Haynes, K., Bird, D., McAneney, J. 2018. Recovering local sociality: learnings from post-disaster community-scale recoveries. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 31, 1030-1042.

Amri, A., Bird, D.K., Ronan, K., Haynes, K., Towers, B. 2017. Disaster risk reduction education in Indonesia: Challenges and recommendations for scaling up. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 17, 595-612.

Carmichael, B., Wilson, G., Namarnyilk, I., Nadji, S., Cahil, J., Bird, D. 2017. Testing the scoping phase of a bottom-up planning guide designed to support Australian Indigenous rangers manage the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage sites. Local Environment 10, 1197-1216.

Haynes, K., Coates, L., van den Honert, R., Gissing, A., Bird, D., Dimer de Oliveira, F., D’Arcy, R., Smith, C., Radford, D., 2017. Exploring the circumstances surrounding flood fatalities in Australia—1900–2015 and the implications for policy and practice. Environmental Science & Policy, 76: 165-176.

Webber, D., Gissing, A., Dufty, N., Bird, D., 2017. Community participation in emergency planning: NSW State Emergency Service case study. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 32, 28-34.

Box, P., Bird, D., Haynes, K., King, D. 2016. Shared responsibility and social vulnerability in the 2011 Brisbane flood. Natural Hazards 81, 1549-1568.

Bird, D.K., Gísladóttir, G. 2014. How the children coped with the April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 29(1), 50-55.

Bird, D.K., Haynes, K., van den Honert, R., McAneney, J., Poortinga, W. 2014. Nuclear power in Australia: A comparative analysis of public opinion regarding climate change and the Fukushima disaster. Energy Policy. 65, 644-653.

Harwood, S., Haynes, K., Bird, D., Govan, J. 2014. Children’s perception and adaptive behaviours in response to seasonal change and extreme weather in Broome, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 29(1), 39-44.

King, D., Bird, D., Haynes, K., Boon, H., Cottrell, A., Millar, J., Okada, T., Box, P., Keogh, D., Thomas, M. 2014. Natural disaster mitigation through relocation and migration. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 8, 83-90.

Okada, T., Haynes, K., Bird, D., van den Honert, R., King, D. 2014. Recovery and resettlement following the 2011 flash flooding in the Lockyer Valley. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 8, 20-31.

Wensing, E., Harwood, S., Bird, D., Haynes, K. 2014. Conflicting world views: disjuncture between climate change knowledge, land use planning and disaster resilience in remote Indigenous communities in northern Australia. Geography Research Forum (Special Edition). 34, 147-162.

Bird, D.K., King, D. Box, P., Okada, T., Haynes, K. 2013. Response, recovery and adaptation in flood affected communities in Queensland and Victoria. Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 28(4). 36-43.

Carson, D., Bird, D., Bell, L., Yukun, P. 2013. Migration as an Adaptation to Climate Change for Remote Indigenous Communities in Northern Australia: What might we expect? Inner Asia Humanities. 2, 92-111.

Bird, D.K., Gísladóttir, G. 2012. Residents’ attitudes and behaviour before and after the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruptions – a case study from southern Iceland. Bulletin of Volcanology. 74(6). 1263-1279.

Bird, D., Ling, M., Haynes, K. 2012. Flooding Facebook – the use of social media during the Queensland and Victorian floods. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 27(1). 27-33.

Johnston, J.B., Bird, D.K., Goff, J.R., Dudley, W.C. 2012. An examination of hazard communication logs and public response during the 1946 and 1960 tsunamis that impacted Hilo, Hawaii. Natural Hazards in the Asia-Pacific Region: Recent Advances and Emerging Concepts. The Geological Society of London. Special Publication. 361. 91-105.

Bird, D.K., Chague-Goff, C., Gero, A. 2011. Human response to extreme events: A review of three post-tsunami disaster case studies. Australian Geographer, 42(3), 225-239.

Bird, D.K., Gisladottir, G., Dominey-Howes, D., 2011. Different communities, different perspectives: Issues affecting residents’ response to a volcanic eruption in southern Iceland. Bulletin of Volcanology. 73(9). 1209-1227.

van Zijll de Jong, S., Dominey-Howes, D., Roman, C., Calgaro, E., Gero, A., Veland, S., Bird, D.K., Muliaina, T., Tuiloma-Sua, D., Afioga, T.L. 2011. Process, practice and priorities - key lessons learnt undertaking sensitive social reconnaissance research as part of an (UNESCO-IOC) International Tsunami Survey Team. Earth Science Reviews. 107 (1-2). 174-192.

Bird, D.K., Gisladottir, G., Dominey-Howes, D. 2010. Volcanic risk and tourism in southern Iceland: implications for hazard, risk and emergency response education and training. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 189(1-2). 33-48.
2009

Bird, D.K. 2009. The use of questionnaires for acquiring information on public perception of natural hazards and risk mitigation – a review of current knowledge and practice. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 9. 1307-1325.

Bird, D.K., Gisladottir, G., Dominey-Howes, D. 2009. Resident perception of volcanic hazards and evacuation procedures. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 9. 251-266.

Bird, D., Gisladottir, G., Dominey-Howes, D. 2009. Public perception of jökulhlaup hazard and risk in Iceland – implications for community education. International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making. 10(3/4). 164-175.

Ozdemir, H., Bird, D., 2009. Evaluation of morphometric parameters of drainage networks derived from topographic maps and DEM in point of floods. Environmental Geology. 56(7). 1405-1415.

Bird, D., Roberts, M.J., Dominey-Howes, D. 2008. Usage of an early warning and information system Web-site for real-time seismicity in Iceland. Natural Hazards. 47(1). 75-94.

Bird. D., Dominey-Howes, D. 2008. Testing the use of a ‘questionnaire survey instrument’ to investigate public perception of tsunami hazard and risk in Sydney, Australia. Natural Hazards. 45(1). 99-122.

Bird, D., Dominey-Howes, D. 2006. Tsunami risk mitigation and the issue of public awareness. Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 21(4) 29-35.

Edited Books

Karácsonyi, D., Taylor, A., Bird, D. (Eds.) 2021. The Demography of Disasters: Impacts for Population and Place. Springer International Publishing.

Fearnley, C., Bird, D.K., Haynes, K., McGuire, W.J., Jolly, G. (Eds.) 2018. Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication. Springer, p. 773. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-44097-2

Book Chapters

Bird, D., Taylor, A. 2021. Disasters and Demographic Change of ‘Single-Industry’ Towns—Decline and Resilience in Morwell, Australia. In: Karácsonyi, D., Taylor, A., Bird, D. (Eds.) The Demography of Disasters: Impacts for Population and Place. Springer International Publishing.

Bird, D.K., Haynes, K., 2018. Communicating into the Future, In: Fearnley, C., Bird, D.K., Haynes, K., McGuire, W.J., Jolly, G. (Eds.) Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication. Springer. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/11157_2017_26

Fearnley, C., Bird, D.K., Haynes, K., McGuire, B., Jolly, G., 2018. Volcanic Crisis Communication: Where do we go from here? In: Fearnley, C., Bird, D.K., Haynes, K., McGuire, W.J., Jolly, G. (Eds.) Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication. Springer. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/11157_2017_27

Bird, D.K., Jóhannesdóttir, G, Reynisson, V, Karlsdóttir, S., Guðmundsson, M.T., Gísladóttir, G., 2017. Crisis communication during the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption, In: Fearnley, C., Bird, D.K., Haynes, K., McGuire, W.J., Jolly, G. (Eds.) Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication. Springer. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/11157_2017_6

Carmichael, B., Brockwell, S., Wilson, G., Namarnyilk, I., Nadji, S., Cahill, J., Bird, D., 2017. Australian Indigenous rangers managing the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage sites, In: Dawson, T., Nimura, C., López-Romero, E., Daire, M.-Y. (Eds.), Public Archaeology and Climate Change. Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK.

Sennet, S., Klemmetti, E.W., Bird, D.K., 2015. Role of social media and networking in volcanic crises and communication, In: Feanley, C., Bird, D.K., Haynes, K., McGuire, B., Jolly, G. (Eds.) Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication. Springer. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/11157_2015_13

Bird, D.K., McLeman, R., Gísladóttir, G., Kelman, I., Næss, M.W., Pétursdóttir, G., Jóhannesdóttir, G., 2016. Climate change and settlement level impacts, In: Taylor, A., Carson, D., Ensign, P., Huskey, L., Rasmussen, R. (Eds.) Settlements at the Edge: Remote Human Settlements in Developed Nations. Edward Elgar, UK, 293-319.

Bird, D.K., King, D., Haynes, K., Box, P., Okada, T. 2015. Sink or swim? Response, recovery and adaptation in flood affected communities. In: Palutikof, J., Boulter, S., Barnett, J. and Rissik, D. (Eds.) Applied climate change adaptation research, Wiley, 395-406.

Haynes, K., Bird, D.K., Carson, D.B., 2015. Indigenous experiences and responses to Cyclone Tracy, In: Palutikof, J., Boulter, S., Barnett, J. and Rissik, D. (Eds.) Applied climate change adaptation research, Wiley, 297-306.

Bird, D.K., Gísladóttir, G. 2014. Southern Iceland – Volcanoes, tourism and volcanic risk reduction. In: Erfurt-Cooper, P. (Ed.) Volcano Tourism: Dynamic Destinations Worldwide, Springer. 35-46.

Bird, D. K., Gisladottir, G, Dominey-Howes, D, 2012. Volcanic hazards and evacuation procedures. In: Williams R H (Ed.), Earth Science: New Methods and Studies. Apple Academic Press Inc: Oakville, Canada, pp. 90-111.