Media and publications
Our research aims to better understand public perceptions of risk and preparedness at the household scale,
measure the impact of relationship building on participants’ behaviours,
identify potential spillover effects,
and better inform future community engagement and emergency service practices.
Recent media content
The flood levee effectSee article
Floods are natural, but human decisions make disasters. We need to reflect on the endless cycles of blameSee article
The limitations of central banks and living and developing on floodplainsSee article
To stop risky developments in floodplains, we have to tackle the profit motive – and our false sense of securitySee article
- COOK, B., KAMSTRA, P., WINTERTON, R., WILLIS, R., & KAMOORA, R. (In Press). Engaging senior citizens and flood risk reduction: innovations in community engagement and the resulting spillover effects. Journal of Extreme Events.
- COOK, B., CORNES, I., SATIZABAL, P. & MELO ZURITA, M. D. L. 2022. Experiential learning, practices, and space for change: the institutional preconfiguration of community participation in flood risk reduction. The Journal of Flood Risk Management.
- SATIZÁBAL, P., CORNES, I., ZURITA, M. D. L. M. & COOK, B. R. 2022. The power of connection: Navigating the constraints of community engagement for disaster risk reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 68, 102699.
- CORNES, I. C., COOK, B. R., SATIZÁBAL, P. & MELO ZURITA, M. D. L. 2019. What is ‘(In)action’? Rethinking Traditional Understandings of Disaster Risk Reduction in Households. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 34, 52-57.
- CORNES, I. C. & COOK, B. 2018. Localising climate change: heatwave responses in urban households. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 27, 159-174.
- COOK, B. & MELO ZURITA, M. D. L. 2019. Fulfilling the promise of participation by not resuscitating the deficit model Global environmental change.
- COOK, B. & OVERPECK, J. 2019. Relationship-building between climate scientists and publics as an alternative to information transfer. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 10, 570-587.
- COOK, B. & MELO ZURITA, M. D. L. 2016. Planning to learn: an insurgency for disaster risk reduction (DRR). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 19, 265-272.
- MELO ZURITA, M. D. L., COOK, B., HARMS, L. & MARCH, A. 2015. Towards new disaster governance: Subsidiarity as a critical tool. Environmental Policy and Governance, 25, 386-398.