Funding Agency

Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant DP130100877 and Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Project Team

Name Position
Sarah English PhD Candidate
Assoc. Prof. Dale Dominey-Howes Primary PhD supervisor
Dr Bruce Burns School of Psychology, The University of Sydney (Co-supervisor)

Project Details

The research aims to explore what drives the public’s existing risk perception positions for the most significant natural hazards in Australia including heatwaves, floods and bushfires. The analysis focuses on how both cognitive and external factors influence a person’s risk position, and how these can be changed, even with individuals who have strongly entrenched views.