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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance.
Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
University College London