Developing an understanding of how social networks influence social resilience to natural disasters and climate change.

  • Project dates: 2016 (ongoing)
  • Partner orgnisations: Emergency Management Victoria; Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership, Hamilton, Victoria

This project combines social network maps and qualitative methods to examine the contribution of networks in the Southern Grampian and Glenelg Primary Care Partnership members to disaster resilience and climate change adaptation.

The analysis considers how network dynamics and bridging bonding and linking social capitals’, correlate with stages of disaster management and incremental and transformative adaptation.

It critically examines the level of network comprehension required for disaster and adaptation planning to prevent exacerbating existing vulnerabilities or inequalities, and if and how resilience building networks can be supported.

The project is carried out in close collaboration with the Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership based in Hamilton, Victoria and is funded by the National Disaster Resilience Grant Scheme Victoria.

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Lead researcher

Key Researchers

  • Halley McCann, Research Officer

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CCR researchers look beyond the city boundary

12 May 2016

This April, members of the CCR research program presented on the group and their research at a meeting of the Victorian Universities Rural and Regional Research Network hosted for the first time at RMIT.