Welcoming John Richardson to AIDR

AIDR is excited to welcome John Richardson to the team as Manager – Knowledge Development.

John has worked as the National Resilience Adviser for Australian Red Cross. He has 24 years of experience in preparedness, response and recovery in government and NGO settings, with individual, local, state, national and international levels. He led the development of Red Cross’ unique preparedness program, Rediplan. He has also worked closely with disaster affected individuals and communities.

He is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne on the health and wellbeing trajectories of the Black Saturday Bushfires. He is a member of the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction’s Global Risk Assessment Framework working groups.

John has a background in Geography and Nursing, with a strong interest in the human impacts of disaster, particularly death and bereavement.