In this episode, Dr. Clare Dallat, an expert in risk and crisis management, shares her deep insight into how schools and other organizations can navigate their way through the current COVID-19 public health crisis. Clare has a PhD in Engineering Psychology and an MSc. in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management and is the Director of Risk Resolve, an Australian-based consultancy organization. Using a systematic approach, Clare and her team have helped over 100 schools and organization from across Australia and internationally since 2011. It was a pleasure to have Clare on the 'In Times of Uncertainty' podcast series.
Dr Clare Dallat is the Director of Risk Resolve; an Australian-based consultancy that has provided proactive and reactive risk and crisis management services for over 100 schools and organisations across Australia and internationally, since 2011. Clare has a PhD in Engineering Psychology and an MSc. in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. Although the majority of her work is in supporting schools in the risk and crisis management of offsite programs (Outdoor Education programs, overseas trips, school tours etc), more recently, Clare has been applying these methods to in-school contexts. She is an experienced outdoor educator and has twenty five years of practice working in all aspects of the led-outdoor activity domain across the world. She is originally from Northern Ireland and has called Wales, the US and Canada home prior to moving to Australia some 20 years ago. Clare is an Accreditation Council member for the Association for Experiential Education and is an adjunct researcher with the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at The University of the Sunshine Coast. In 2018, she became the first person outside of North America to win the prestigious Reb Gregg Award for exceptional leadership, innovation and contribution to international wilderness risk management.
Her recent research specifically into risk assessment, and the development of the Networked Hazard Analysis and Risk Management System (Net-HARMS; Dallat et al., 2018) has led to many organisations modifying their practices relating to the identification and management of safety risks. Net-HARMS is now being applied by many researchers and organisations worldwide, including Qantas Engineering and The Outdoor Education Group, Australia.
Clare is involved in a current project, along with colleagues from the UAE and the UK, to develop and implement adventure tourism safety standards for the emirate of Fujairah, UAE.
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