What we've found

Summary of findings

Publications:

Please note: some of the following links direct you to the accepted version of the research article which may vary slightly from the final published version. We have made these versions free and easily available to you (otherwise you would need a journal subscription to access the final version).

2019

  1. Gallagher HC, Block K, Gibbs L, Forbes D, Lusher D, Molyneaux R, Richardson J, Pattison P, MacDougall C and Bryant RA, 2019. The effect of group involvement on post-disaster mental health: A longitudinal multilevel analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 220, pp.167-175.
  2. Gibbs L, Nursey J, Cook J , Ireton G, Alkemade N, Roberts M, Gallagher HC, Bryant R, Block K, Molyneaux R and Forbes D, 2019. Delayed Disaster Impacts on Academic Performance of Primary School Children. Child Dev.
  3. Link to Research Article


2018

  1. Gibbs L, Ireton G, Block K, Taunt E, Pirrone A, Morrice H. Children as bushfire educators - Just be calm, and stuff like that. Journal of International Social Studies 2018.
  2. Gibbs L, Molyneaux R, Whiteley S, Block K, Harms L, Bryant R.A., Forbes D, Gallagher H. C., MacDougall C, Ireton G. Distress and satisfaction with research participation: impact on retention in longitudinal disaster research. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (2018) 27: 68-74
  3. Gibbs L, Block K, MacDougall C, Harms L, Baker E, Richardson J, Ireton G, Gallagher HC, Bryant R, Lusher D and Pattison. Ethical use and impact of participatory approaches to research in post-disaster environments: an Australian bushfire case study. BioMed research international2018.

2017

  1. Bryant R A, Gibbs L, Gallagher H C, Pattison P, Lusher D, MacDougall C, Harms L, Block K, Snowdon E, Sinnott V, Ireton G, Richardson J, Forbes D. Longitudinal Study of Changing Psychological Outcomes Following the Victorian Black Saturday Bushfires. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2017; DOI: 10.1177/0004867417714337
  2. Block, K., Gibbs, L., & MacDougall, C. Participant-guided mobile methods. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.), Research Methods in Health Social Sciences: Springer. 2017 DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-2779-6_25-1
  3. Gibbs L, MacDougall C, Mutch C, O’Connor P. Child citizenship in disaster risk and affected environments. In Disaster Resilience: An integrated approach (2nd Ed). Eds Douglas Paton & David Johnston. Springfield, Illinois, USA: Charles C. Thomas Publisher . 2017: 138-157
  4. Van Kessel G, MacDougall C, Gibbs L. Public testimony as a source of naturally occurring data: An ethical and rigorous approach to investigating resilience in the face of a natural disaster. SAGE Research Method. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473959439
  5. Bryant, R.A., Gallagher, H.G., Waters, E., Gibbs, L., Pattison, P., MacDougall, C., Harms, L., Block, K., Baker, E., Sinnott, B.A., Ireton, G., Richardson, J., Forbes, D., & Lusher, D. Mental Health and Social Networks Following Disaster. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2017: 174 (3): 277-285
  6. Gallagher HC, Lusher D, Gibbs L, Pattison P, Forbes D, Block K, Harms L, MacDougall C, Kellett C, Ireton G, Bryant R. Dyadic effects of attachment on mental health: Couples in a post-disaster context. Journal of Family Psychology 2017; 31(2): 192-202

2016

  1. Gallagher HC, Richardson J, Forbes D, Harms L, Gibbs L, Alkemade N, MacDougall C, Waters E, Block K, Lusher D, Snowdon E, Bryant R. Mental health following separation in a disaster: The role of attachment style. Psychological Medicine 2016. 29: 1-9.
  2. Gibbs L, Gallagher HC, Block K, Snowdon E, Bryant R, Harms L, Ireton G, Kellett C, Sinnott V, Richardson J, Lusher D, Forbes D, MacDougall C,  Waters E. Post-bushfire relocation decision-making and personal wellbeing: A case study from Victoria, Australia. In Adenrele Awotona (Ed). Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents. Ashgate Publishing Limited. 2016.
  3. Richardson JF, Snowdon E, Gallagher HC, Gibbs L, Block K, Lusher D, Kellett C, MacDougall C, Smith M. Separation and reunification in disasters: the importance of understanding the psycho-social consequences. In Adenrele Awotona (Ed). Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents. Ashgate Publishing Limited. 2016: 357-372.


2015


1. Forbes D, Alkemade N, Waters E, Gibbs L, Gallagher H C, Pattison P, Lusher D, MacDougall C, Harms L, Block K, Snowdon E, Kellett C, Sinnott V, Ireton G, Richardson J, & Bryant R. Anger and major life stressors as predictors of psychological outcomes following the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 49(8); 706-713.

Link to Research Article


2. Gibbs L, Block K, Harms L, MacDougall C, Snowdon E, Ireton G, Forbes D, Richardson J, Waters E. Children and young people’s wellbeing post-disaster: Safety and stability are critical. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2015; 14(2): 195-201.

Link to Research Article


3. Gibbs L, Harms L, Howell-Meurs S, Block K, Lusher D, Richardson J, MacDougall C, Waters E. Measuring community wellbeing: applications for a disaster context. Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 2015. 30 (3); 20-24.

Link to Research Article


4. Gibbs L, Sia K-L, Block K, Baker E, Nelsson C, Gilbert J, Cook A, MacDougall C. Cost and outcomes associated with participating in the Community Fireguard Program: experiences from Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2015;13; 375-380.

Link to Research Article


5. Harms L, Gibbs L, Bryant R, Lusher D, Richardson J, MacDougall C, Block K, Snowdon E, Gallagher C, Sinnott V, Ireton G, Forbes D, & Waters E. Conceptualising post-disaster recovery: Incorporating experiences of grief and loss. British Journal of Social Work. 2015; 45(supl1): i170-i187.

Link to Research Article


6. Van Kessel G, Gibbs L & MacDougall C. Strategies to enhance resilience post natural disaster: A qualitative study of experiences with Australian floods and fires. Journal of Public Health. 2015, 37 (2), 328-336.

Link to Abstract of Article



2014


1. Block, K, Gibbs, L, Snowdon, E, & MacDougall, C. (2014). Participant guided mobile methods: Investigating personal experiences of communities. SAGE Research Methods Cases. London: Sage Publications, Ltd.

Research Article

Link to Abstract of Article


2. Bryant R, Waters E, Gibbs L, Gallagher C, Pattison P, Lusher D, MacDougall C, Harms L, Block K, Snowdon E, Sinnott V, Ireton G, Richardson J, Forbes D (2014). Psychological Outcomes Following the Victorian Black Saturday Bushfires. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 48 (7) 634-643.

Link to Research Article


3. Gibbs L, Di Pietro M, Harris A, Ireton G, Mordech S, Roberts M, Sinclair J, Wraith R. Core principles for a community based approach to supporting child disaster recovery. Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Mar 2014; 29(1): 17-24 .

Link to Abstract of Article


4. Gibbs L, MacDougall C, Block K. Political reflexivity in post-bushfire research. Qualitative Research Journal. 2014; 14(3).

Link to Abstract of Article


5. Gibbs L, Snowdon E, Block K, Gallagher HC, MacDougall C, Ireton G, Pirrone-Savona A, Forbes D, Richardson J, Harms L, Waters E.Where do we start? A proposed post disaster intervention framework for children and young people.Pastoral Care in Education. 2014; 32 (1): 68-87.

Link to Research Article


6. Gibbs L, Waters E, Bryant R, Pattison P, Lusher D, Harms L, Richardson J, MacDougall C, Block K, Snowdon E, Gallagher H C, Sinnott V, Ireton G, Forbes D. Beyond Bushfires: Community, Resilience and Recovery – A longitudinal mixed method study of the medium to long term impacts of bushfires on mental health and social connectedness. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:7; 634-643

Link to Research Article



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Van Kessel G, MacDougall C, Gibbs L. Resilience - rhetoric to reality: a systematic review of intervention studies following natural disasters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2014.

Link to Research Article


2013


1. Gibbs L, MacDougall C, Harden J. Development of an ethical methodology for post-bushfire research with children. Health Sociology Review. 2013. 22(2): 114–123. 


Presentations:

Over the period of our study, we have completed many presentations - these include:

2015: 5 academic conferences, 1 community visits/presentations.

2014: 9 academic conferences, 4 community visits/presentations & Full Day Beyond Bushfires Symposium.

2013: 10 academic conferences, 5 community visits/presentations.

2012: 11 academic conferences, 24 community visits/presentations.

2011: 6 academic conferences, 22 community visits/presentations.

2010: 1 academic conferences, 4 community visits/presentations.


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