Amanda Wallis

The role of place attachment in increasing resilience to nature’s hazards

Profile

Amanda completed her BA and BSc (Hons) at Victoria University of Wellington (2013-2016) and is now a doctoral candidate in the School of Psychology. Her doctoral research examines the psychological drivers behind disaster preparedness, and the specific role of place attachment in increasing preparedness (with a focus on mitigating and helping actions). She is a recipient of the 2018 Fulbright NZ-EQC Award in Natural Disaster Research, and also studies as a student researcher on a New Zealand National Science Challenge: Resilience to Nature’s Challenges Kia manawaroa – Ngā Ākina o Te Ao Tūroa (The Resilience Challenge). As a Fulbright student, Amanda is currently conducting visiting research with the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Research Interests

Resilience, natural disasters, climate change, social norms, social support, hazards, place attachment.

PhD Topic

The role of place attachment in increasing resilience to nature’s hazards

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