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Douglas Paton is a Professor in the College of Health Sciences/Discipline of Psychology specialising in disaster risk reduction and recovery. He is interested in researching all-hazards and cross cultural aspects of disaster risk reduction and disaster recovery. More specifically, his work examines the development and testing of universal theories that have international applicability. Douglas holds degrees in Psychology. He is published in Nature, Natural Hazards, Current Psychiatry Reports, and the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Research Output 2010 2018

A bottom-up approach to developing a neighbourhood-based resilience measurement framework

Kwok, A. H., Paton, D., Becker, J., Hudson-Doyle, E. E. & Johnston, D., 1 Jan 2018, In : Disaster Prevention and Management: an international journal. 27, 2, p. 255-270 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

bottom-up approach

Communicating model uncertainty for natural hazards: A qualitative systematic thematic review

Doyle, E. E. H., Johnston, D. M., Smith, R. & Paton, D., 1 Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. p. 1-28 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
natural hazard

Communication With Children and Families About Disaster: Reviewing Multi-disciplinary Literature 2015–2017

Wisner, B., Paton, D., Alisic, E., Eastwood, O., Shreve, C. & Fordham, M., 1 Sep 2018, In : Current Psychiatry Reports. 20, 9, p. 1-9 9 p., 73

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Psychological Resilience
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Cultural drivers of disaster risk reduction behaviour: The case of Pulau Simeulue

Sutton, S. A., Buergelt, P., Paton, D. & Sagala, S., 2018, Disaster risk reduction in Indonesia: Environmental, social and cultural aspects. Paton, D. & Sagala, S. (eds.). Springfield, Ill: Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd, p. 167-185 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Risk Reduction Behavior

Emotional and cognitive factors influencing flood preparedness in Dire Dawa town, Ethiopia

Ejeta, L. T., Ardalan, A., Paton, D. & Yaseri, M., 19 Apr 2018, In : Natural Hazards. p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review