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Katharine Haynes

Katharine Haynes

Snr Research Fellow, Risk Frontiers Natural Hazards Research Centre, Macquarie University

Dr Katharine Haynes is a senior Research Fellow at Risk Frontiers specialising in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. She has a strong commitment to ensuring that her research impacts on policy and practice. In May 2015 Katharine was awarded the Australian Academy of Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE). The award recognized her contributions in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for an Australian scientist under the age of 40. She was the Australian nomination and a runner up for the wider Asia-Pacific ASPIRE prize.

Katharine’s research interests include risk communication, preparedness and response, community and youth-based disaster risk reduction and the implementation and adaptation of policy and organisational procedure. She has considerable experience conducting qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys with members of the public, emergency management practitioners, professionals and policy makers.

Katharine has experience working on a range of hazards and risks within: Montserrat, WI; Philippines; Indonesia; Australia and the United Kingdom. Katharine was called as an expert witness at the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, following the Black Saturday bushfire disaster. She has completed work and provided expert advice for a range of emergency services, government departments, private organisations and international NGO’s.

Climate Change Series

Flood deaths are avoidable: don't go in the water

Jun 07, 2016 08:25 am UTC| Nature

The flooding rains that have drenched eastern Australia have tragically left several people dead and several more missing in New South Wales and Tasmania. This is an all-too-common story flooding rains are a major cause...

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Economy

Coca-Cola to launch Pride Series NFTs

Coca-Cola will be launching 136 Pride series NFTs in collaboration with designer and advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, Rich Mnisi. Some of the NFTs are already listed on OpenSea. The Coca-Cola Pride Series NFTs have a...

California court uphelds Monster's $175 million trademark win against Bang Energy

A California federal court has upheld an arbitrators $175 million award for Monster Energy Co and orange-drink maker Orange Bang Inc against Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc for trademark infringement. Vital, which...

Japanese convenience store Ministop switches from plastic to edible spoons for ice cream

To reduce its plastic waste, Japanese convenience store Ministop will expand the use of edible spoons made from ice cream cones for its popular soft-serve ice cream, Minisof. In May 2022, two of Ministops directly...

Hyundai Motor discontinues plan to construct LNG plant

Hyundai Motor Co. has scrapped its plan to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered thermal power plant and would instead accelerate the installation of solar panels at its major factories. The top South Korean...

France to restrict plant-based meat names in October

France will ban the use of names referring to meat like steak and sausage for plant-based protein foods beginning in October, making it the first EU country to impose such a restriction on meat alternatives. French meat...

Politics

Joe Biden urged to use federal facilities to provide abortion services

US President Joe Biden recently spoke with Democratic Governors of several states over the repercussions of the Supreme Courts decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The governors have called on Biden to make use of federal...

US VP Kamala Harris links overturning Roe v. Wade to legacy of government claiming ownership over bodies

US Vice President Kamala Harris appeared at this years Essence Festival, where she drew attention to the fight for the fundamental rights and freedoms of women following the Supreme Courts decision to overturn Roe v. Wade....

US Supreme Court: SCOTUS official asks Maryland Governor to bar protests outside justices' homes

The recent decisions made by the Conservative-majority US Supreme Court have resulted in public outrage and backlash for reversing several policies that are popular amongst the citizens. With widespread protests happening...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Ukraine missiles hit Russian military base in Melitopol

Ukraine has stepped up its defenses against Russian forces as Moscow makes advances into the eastern and southern territories of Ukraine in the fourth month of the war. Ukrainian missiles struck back and hit a Russian...

Science

New S. Korean technology repairs car scratches through sunlight exposure

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a new self-healing coating material that repairs car surface scratches through sunlight exposure. To change their chemical properties and make high...

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

South Koreas Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology will begin developing technology that uses marine plants to produce biodegradable plastic material. Among...

Technology

Report: AirPods Pro 2 will not feature a heart rate monitor

The rumored heart rate monitor feature on the AirPods Pro 2 is reportedly unlikely to become a reality this year. But it could be something that Apple would introduce in future versions of the true wireless...

EA unveils ‘Skate 4’ ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ gameplay trailer

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MacBook Air with M2 chip could arrive in stores in mid-July

The retail launch of the redesigned MacBook Air is reportedly close, with new information claiming that Apple fans will soon be able to pre-order the device. It appears that the tech giant is on track to release the new...

‘God of War: Ragnarok’ producer tells fans game is not delayed

Fans appear to be getting more impatient with the lack of updates and new teasers for God of War: Ragnarok. While Santa Monica Studio has yet to release new information, the game producer Cory Barlog assured fans that it...
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