Helen James

Helen James is an honorary professor at the Department of Anthropology, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia Pacific, Australian National University. She received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. She lectures in disaster risk reduction and management at the ANU. Her current research interests are in disaster risk reduction and recovery in Asia, social resilience and adaptation, and overcoming disaster vulnerability. She is a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.

Articles by Helen James


Integrating Science and Social Science in Disaster Management

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Disaster-prone Asian countries are well aware of the urgent need to set up disaster management strategies. Siloed bureaucratic processes only hinder these efforts, as resilience comes from better engagement of local communities and the exploration of multiple sources of knowledge.