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EMPA Research and Development Centre

EMPA Research and Development Centre is supervised by a committee of practitioners from government agencies and researchers from La Trobe University, Griffith University, University of Queensland and the Universities of Canberra and Southern Queensland.

One of our aims is to fund a number of research projects each year for presentation at the annual EMPA conference.  Another aim is to encourage standards of rigour in research in this field that allow the use of this research across the world.  Our research conference papers are double-blind peer-reviewed.

We welcome research ideas and encourage partnerships that might attract further funding through agencies and/or the Australian Research Council.

The 2014-15 Research and Development Committee is:

  • Peter Hughes (RMIT) [Chair]
  • Anne Leadbeater, Murrindindi Shire Council, VIC
  • Hamish McLean, Griffith University, Brisbane
  • Lynda Shevellar, University of Queensland
  • EX-Officio – Peter Rekers, Crisis Ready Consultancy, Brisbane
  • Alastair Wilson, Wilson Concepts Crisis Communications Consultancy, Canberra (formerly EMA)

EMPA provides competitive research grants most years, funded by the annual conference.  Researchers are required to present their completed project at the conference following the completion of their project.



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