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Researcher: Curnin, SW (Dr Steven Curnin)

Fields of Research

Public administration
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Policy and administration
Other Indigenous studies
Police administration, procedures and practice
Other education
Decision making
Health services and systems
Public policy
Organisational behaviour

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in human society
Public services policy advice and analysis
Other law, politics and community services
Other information and communication services
Pacific Peoples community services
Law enforcement
Government and politics
Other health
Other education and training
Administration and business support services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A case study of disaster decision‐making in the presence of anomalies and absence of recognition; Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
A literature review of methods for providing enhanced operational oversight of teams in emergency management; International Journal of Emergency Management
A theoretical framework for negotiating the path of emergency management multi-agency coordination; Applied Ergonomics: Human Factors in Technology and Society
A typology to facilitate multi-agency coordination; 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Addressing challenges for future strategic-level emergency management: reframing, networking, and capacity-building; Disasters
An assessment of the opportunities to improve strategic decision-making in emergency and disaster management; Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Augmented expertise in strategic decision making: lessons from Fukushima; The Fourth Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies
Collaboration in disasters: A cultural challenge for the utilities sector; Utilities Policy
Decision making as an enabler of organisational resilience; Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty Society - Fourth Annual Workshop
EM exercising as a public private partnership: a good idea or impossible dream?; Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Conference
Enhancing learning in emergency services organisational work; Australian Journal of Public Administration
Evaluating emergency management capability of a water utility: A pilot study using exercise metrics; Utilities Policy
Human error during the multilevel responses to three Australian bushfire disasters; Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Is a SAR Commander JUST a SAR Commander?; Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference
Is an incident controller just an incident controller?; Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Conference
Large civilian air medical jets: Implications for Australian disaster health; Air Medical Journal
Making waves: how do we prepare for the next drinking water disaster?; Water Research
Managing cognitive biases during disaster response: the development of an aide memoire; Cognition, Technology & Work
Managing the constraints of boundary spanning in emergency management; Cognition, Technology and Work
New human capabilities in emergency and crisis management: from non-technical skills to creativity; The Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Nonprofit and public sector interorganizational collaboration in disaster recovery: lessons from the field; Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Obtaining information in emergency management: a case study from an Australian emergency operations centre; International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics
Organisational resilience: building and enhancing capability; Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference
Organizational Boundary Spanning
Role Clarity, Swift Trust and Multi-Agency Coordination; Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Sharing responsibility in disaster management policy; Progress in disaster science
Spanning organizational boundaries in emergency management; International Journal of Public Administration
Stretch-thinking loops: a new technique for scenario planning; Risks, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy
The challenges of change in future emergency management: Conclusions and future developments; Human Factors Challenges in Emergency Management: Enhancing Individual and Team Performance in Fire and Emergency Services
Tools for monitoring teams in emergency management: EMBAM and TBM; Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Values and complexities in assessing strategic-level emergency management effectiveness; Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management

Research Projects

Collaborating in emergency management: a guide for Tasmanian not-for-profit participation; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
Decision making, team monitoring and organisational learning; Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC (BNHCRC)
Tasmanian State Disaster Risk Assessment 2021; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
The nexus between organisational trust and collaboration in disasters; Australian Research Council (ARC)
2018-19 Bushfires Community Recovery Fund Evaluation Research Project
Bangladesh Urban Resilience Project (URP) Phase 1
WA COVID-19 State Recovery
WA COVID-19 State Recovery Project - Phase 2
Embedding Non-Technical Skills as Part of Core Business in Emergency Management

Research Candidate Supervision