Disasters on Disasters

The Disasters on Disasters program of work aims to explore how to best support people and communities through multiple disasters. It includes a comprehensive scoping review of international evidence, meta-analysis, a workforce study, and future work in communities.

This is an emerging program of work – please check back later for details.

If you are in a community that has experienced multiple disasters and would like to get involved in this research, please contact Claire at claire.leppold@unimelb.edu.au

Key publications arising from this work:

Leppold C, Gibbs L, Block K, Reifels L, Quinn P (2022). Public health implications of multiple disaster exposures. The Lancet Public Health 2022;7:e74-86. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(21)00255-3

Leppold C, Gibbs L, Quinn P (2021). Recovery from Multiple Disasters Factsheet for Bushfire Recovery Victoria. April 2021. University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


Dr. Claire Leppold (Lead), University of Melbourne

Dr. Kate Brady, University of Melbourne

Hannah Morrice, University of Melbourne

Professor Lisa Gibbs, University of Melbourne

Dr. Karen Block, University of Melbourne

Dr. Lennart Reifels, University of Melbourne

Phoebe Quinn, University of Melbourne


University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (2022)

Bushfire Recovery Victoria (2020-2022)

Contact Name
Dr Claire Leppold