Dr Emma Hudson-Doyle is a postdoctoral fellow funded by N.Z’s Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, and based at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand where she is also a lecturer. Her interests lie at the interface between physical science and emergency management, with a primary focus on the communication of science advice for critical decision making during natural hazard events. Recent research projects have included investigations into the communication of probability forecasts, uncertain science advice, and team based emergency management simulations for a hypothetical volcanic eruption. Previous research includes a postdoctoral position at Massey University, Palmerston North, working on the Marsden funded project ‘Capturing the secrets of a life-size lahar’; a PhD in volcanology at Bristol University, UK, in 2008; and a Masters by Research investigating volcanic eruption precursors at Leeds University, UK, in 2003.
Emma took part in the 2014 IRDR Conference in Beijing where she coordinated RIA Fellows activities and presented on behalf of the Fellows to the IRDR Scientific Committee, which is now seeking to integrate more comprehensively the RIA Fellows into its programmes and planning.