The post disaster city

Raven Marie Cretney

Raven explores post disaster recovery in Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand following the earthquakes of 2010/2011 to better understand the political and social facets of urban disasters.

About Raven Marie Cretney

Research interests

  • Social and cultural aspects of current local and global issues, particularly surrounding crisis and disaster, perspectives on emergency management and disaster response, environmental issues, activism and political engagement.

Research skills

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Cross cultural research methods
  • Teaching skills
  • Familiarity with software such as Nvivo

Teaching experience

  • First year and third year undergraduate papers related to environmental issues, development studies and gender studies
  • Experience coordinating a tutoring team as a head tutor

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer