Public Lecture – Experts in Complex Project Management

Experts in Complex Project Management

Getting Ready for the Unexpected – Disaster preparedness, trust and community resilience

This public lecture is an opportunity to learn more about disaster preparedness and uncertainty management.Disasters are complex events characterised by a high degree of uncertainty, which cannot be fully grasped until after the disaster. What can we do to manage what we don’t know?An expert panel will discuss this question from three different perspectives focussing on disaster preparedness and building community resilience in SA.


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Mr. Jörgen Sparf – Researcher in sociology and a founding member of the interdisciplinary Risk and Crisis Research Center at Mid Sweden University.

Dr. Tina Comes – Associate Professor at the Centre for Integrated Emergency Management at the University of Agder, Norway, and head of the interdisciplinary research unit on ‘Risk Management’ at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

Ms. Antonella Cavallo – International PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide’s ECIC.

Professor Paul Arbon (Chair) – President of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM), Director of the Torrens Resilience Institute, and Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University.

Event details

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When: 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Wed 20 February
Where: Napier 102, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus, The University of Adelaide
RSVP: Please register online


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Meet the presenters after the lecture for an informal networking event from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

This presentation is generously supported by the Commonwealth Government through the Natural Disaster Resilience Grant Scheme and the ECIC at the University of Adelaide.

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