AIDR Recovery Matters Webinar Series presents

Recovery - it's a long story. Launch of the 10 Years Beyond Bushfires Report


2.00-3.30pm AEDT, 30 March 2021



Recovery Matters webinars get to the heart of key issues that are important in disaster recovery.

Register now for the first deep dive webinar into the 10 Years Beyond Bushfires Report: Exploring the 10 Years Beyond Bushfires Report: Post-traumatic growth

Join us for this very special event as we launch the 10 Years Beyond Bushfires Report.

AIDR is pleased to partner with the Australian Red Cross and University of Melbourne to launch the Beyond Bushfires: Community, Resilience, and Recovery study.


Recovery - it's a long story. Launch of the 10 years Beyond Bushfires report

The Beyond Bushfires: Community, Resilience, and Recovery study was conducted to examine the impacts of the 2009 Victorian bushfires on the mental health and wellbeing of community members, with a focus on how individual outcomes were influenced by social connections and community-level recovery.

This research was extended to be able to explore the recovery process and disaster impacts over 10 years.

This webinar will launch the key learnings of this study over the 10 years since the bushfires and recommendations for how best to support recovery from more recent and future disasters.


Guest speakers:

Professor Lisa Gibbs

Director, Child and Community Wellbeing Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Lead, Community Resilience, Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety, University of Melbourne


Professor Richard Bryant

Director, Traumatic Stress Clinic, Scientia Professor and NHMRC Leadership Fellow
School of Psychology, University of New South Wales


Dr Colin Gallagher

Research Fellow, Social Networks, Child and Community Wellbeing Unit
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne



Webinar Hosts:

Amanda Leck, AIDR Executive Director

Andrew Coghlan, National Manager Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross


10 Years Beyond Bushfires is supported by funding partners: The University of MelbourneAustralian Red Cross, the former Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and Emergency Management Victoria. The research is also supported by Phoenix Australia and the Social Research Centre.


Who should attend?

Anyone with a role or interest (paid or voluntary) in supporting disaster recovery is welcome to attend.
Recovery Matters webinars will assist people who are newer to recovery to learn from experts as they get up-to-speed with good practice, and more experienced recovery workers to build, refresh and reflect on their practice as applied in current circumstances.

Are you interested in sharing your expertise?

Please email to register your interest in speaking at a future Recovery Matters webinar.