Viviane’s PhD in Communication in Natural Disasters: Life as a UEA Postgraduate Research Student

Viviane’s PhD in Communication in Natural Disasters: Life as a UEA Postgraduate Research Student


My name is Viviane Lucia Fluck and my
research is about participatory communication and community resilience
against disasters. My research is one of the first attempts to actually
understand what role communication can play in a disaster. It can help
non-governmental organisations in humanitarian response to tailor their
response better to community needs. It can influence policy about disaster
resilience and communication and it can even be applied to different contexts
for example community building. I was in a disaster myself, I was living
in China at the time and there was a massive earthquake of 7.9. A lot of
people lost their lives and I started working in the disaster response and so
this is what really captured my interest and UEA then enabled me to sort of get
the theoretical knowledge to add to my practical experience.

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