Dr Briony Towers

Briony is a Research Fellow in CUR’s Climate Change and Resilience Group. Her research is focused on child-centred disaster risk reduction and school-based disaster resilience education.

For her current research project, funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, she is collaborating with children, youth, educators and emergency managers to develop  effective and sustainable models of disaster resilience education for the Australian context.

Briony’s multi-disciplinary approach to research is grounded in socio-cultural theories of human development and informed by theory and practice in child participation, emancipatory education, and community-based disaster risk reduction.

She is a member of the Attorney General’s Disaster Resilience Education Strategy Group. She is also a member of the working group for the Victorian Government’s Strategic Action Plan for involvement of children and youth in emergency management.

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