Miles Crawford, PHD candiate, Massey University
“I get to meet lots of different and interesting people while carrying out my research”
Miles has always be interested in how people cope after a disaster and has gone back to university to complete his PHD. He is wanting to learn how Local Government deal and manage tsunami risk and how they communicate this risk to us. Many communities along the East Coast are at risk from tsunami, yet many people don’t know how they should respond.
Miles really enjoys doing research as it lets him meet lots of different, interesting people and learn about how they think and feel about natural hazard management.
Miles is currently reviewing literature on tsunamis, risk and natural hazard management, and is holding focus group sessions with Local Government to gather data. Miles only started his research this year so he won’t be finished until mid-2018. We can’t wait to see what Miles learns!