Related Projects

ReCap (or Recovery Capitals) is an Australia-New Zealand collaboration funded by the Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre. The project will investigate how the potential of different forms of community capital (social, human, cultural, natural, financial, built & political) may be maximised to promote positive recovery outcomes and stable communities following disaster exposure.

Strengthening School Communities

Strengthening Children & Families

ELVA evaluation

Survive and Thrive evaluation

Kate Brady

What supports recovery from emergency events (in high income, developed countries) from the perspective of people affected by emergencies. (2013-2017). Supervisors: Lisa Gibbs, Louise Harms. APA scholarship. (In progress)

Connie Kellett

Anger, and anger support, for individuals and communities affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. (2011-2017). Supervisors: Louise Harms, Lisa Gibbs. APAI scholarship through the Beyond Bushfires ARC Linkage Grant. (Submitted)

Lauren Kosta

Parenting after a disaster: Experiences since Black Saturday. (2013-2017) Supervisors: Louise Harms, Lisa Gibbs, David Rose. STRAPA scholarship through the Melbourne Social Equity Institute. (Submitted)

Marius Lok

A Network Society: The study of the use of Information and Communication Technology in long-term disaster recovery. (2011-2015). Supervisors: Louise Harms, Lisa Gibbs. Faculty Research Scholarship and the IBES top-up scholarship. (Successful completion)

Gisela van Kessel

An exploration of the interventions perceived to influence the resilience of adult populations to the effects of natural disasters. (2011-2013). Professional Doctorate. School of Public Health, Flinders University, Supervisors: Colin MacDougall, Lisa Gibbs. (Successful completion)

The Bigger Picture Project was part of the Fire Recovery Unit's fifth year anniversary event. It gave people the chance to share signs of recovery that had occurred over the five years since the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.These photos were initially hosted on the Piece Together website, however this website has been decommissioned so we will continue to display these wonderful photos at this location. These photos were taken by community members and represent hope, something about their current life or something that made them laugh, along with some photos that showed the difficulties people have been through.

We feel privileged that we are able to share these photos with you - please take the time to admire the talented photographers and their journeys.

These photos were also digitally displayed at the Fifth Anniversary Remembrance Event hosted by the Victorian Government at the Melbourne Museum on Sunday 9th February 2014.

Photo Gallery