Researcher biography

I migrated to Australia from the UK in 1997.  After moving from Sydney to Brisbane, I developed an interest in the physical and social world and undertook a Bachelor of Arts with an extended major in Geography. Throughout my degree I became further interested in subjects related to socioecological systems, which relates to the interaction of humans and the environment.  My Honours research project explored disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies on Emae Island, Vanuatu. This research developed a novel conceptual framework, based on the literature, to collect and analyse qualitative data in relation to Emae communities’ exposure and susceptibility of social and physical assets to environmental hazards, while also exploring the livelihood resilience of the communities to cope with disasters such as cyclone Pam in March 2015.

Guy's principal advisor is Dr Bradd Witt.