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Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

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My name is Serena Tagliacozzo and I’m a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UK). My research interests focus on the communications that occur in the reconstruction phase following natural and man-made disasters.  For my PhD research, I’m carrying out a study on the communications between government agencies and residents after the Canterbury earthquakes.  I’m particularly interested in the role of social media as enablers of this communication. The research aims to gain a better understanding of the communication dynamics and gaps between authorities and residents during a reconstruction process.

I have been visiting Christchurch for two weeks in August, interviewing and administering surveys to community based groups representatives and government officials.  A short report of my fieldwork can be read on the IRDR blog http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/irdr/

I’m now entering into the final stage of the data collection. I would be grateful if you could help me to gather some more insights into the Canterbury earthquake recovery by filling this short questionnaire:  http://ow.ly/MBfeW
Should you have any question, you can contact me on serena.tagliacozzo.13@ucl.ac.uk

Thank you in advance.

Serena Tagliacozzo

PhD Candidate

Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

University College London

Author: Sarah Miles

Trained as a lawyer, psychotherapist and mediator. My goal is to make my voice heard for the causes in which I believe so as to improve and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable society. I believe in the enormous power of the human spirit and the power within each of us to effect major change. "The only triumph over evil is for good men [and women] to do nothing". https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/

One thought on “Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

  1. It is quite concerning that people outside Canterbury/New Zealand are interested to explore this important issue further. It should have been done years ago by scientists from Canterbury University. It is also telling that the outside world is gradually taking notice that communication wise something has terribly gone wrong between authorities and quake affected homeowners here in Christchurch. Of course it is seen as a politically sensitive topic here. Hopefully someone from the outside world can take a more objective stance of basis of the outcome of her research.

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