School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Graeme is a researcher and consultant across the fields of urban planning, disaster risk and resilience. His work revolves around developing and applying innovative modelling and participatory approaches to tackle complex planning and policy issues. Graeme is currently a research fellow at the University of Adelaide (Australia) and associate consultant at RIKS, the Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (the Netherlands).
He is also a PhD Candidate at The University of Adelaide researching how to develop effective policies under conditions of complexity and uncertainty considering both robust and adaptive approaches
I am currently working on the Bushfire & Natural Hazard CRC project, Decision support system for policy and planning investment options for optimal natural hazard mitigation. My work on this involves development of integrated models to support long term decision making for disaster risk reduction policies. The system is being developed for South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania and considers several atural hazards such as flooding, bushfires, earthquakes and coastal inundation, with plans to expand the system and its applications further.
I am also studying for my PhD in method to develop long term, efficacious risk reduction policies, under the supervision of Prof Holger Maier, A/Prof Hedwig van Delden and Dr Aaron Zecchin. This looks at combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to consider long term uncertainty and complexities and how to build this into our decision making to ensure policies continue to be effective.
Research skill and interests include:
- - Integrated modelling
- - Policy analysis
- - Land use planning
- - Risk management
- - Coping with uncertainty and complexity in decision making
- - Stakeholder engagement and facilitation
Date Position Institution name 2017 Research Fellow The University of Adelaide 2015 Research Associate The University of Adelaide 2014 PhD Candidate The University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2014 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award — — — 2014 Scholarship Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship Bushfire & Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) — —
Date Institution name Country Title 2010 - 2013 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor Engineering, Honours (Civil & Environmental)
Year Citation 2018 Riddell, G., van Delden, H., Dandy, G., Zecchin, A., & Maier, H. (2018). Enhancing the policy relevance of exploratory scenarios: generic approach and application to disaster risk reduction. Futures, 99, 1-15.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2017 Newman, J., Maier, H., Riddell, G., Zecchin, A., Daniell, J., Schaefer, A., . . . Newland, C. (2017). Review of literature on decision support systems for natural hazard risk reduction: Current status and future research directions. Environmental Modelling and Software, 96, 378-409.
DOI Scopus16 WoS11
2016 Maier, H., Guillaume, J., van Delden, H., Riddell, G., Haasnoot, M., & Kwakkel, J. (2016). An uncertain future, deep uncertainty, scenarios, robustness and adaptation: how do they fit together?. Environmental Modelling and Software, 81, 154-164.
DOI Scopus86 WoS76
Year Citation 2015 Riddell, G. A., van Delden, H., Maier, H. R., & Zecchin, A. C. (2015). Applying an ‘outcomes of interest’ scenario framework to consider uncertainties impacting risk reduction policies. Poster session presented at the meeting of MODSIM 2015. Gold Coast, Australia. 2015 Riddell, G. A., van delden, H., maier, H. R., & zecchin, A. C. (2015). Including land value in hazard mitigation planning. Poster session presented at the meeting of AFAC 2015. Adelaide, Australia. 2014 Riddell, G. A., zecchin, A. C., Maier, H. R., & van Delden, H. (2014). Handling uncertainty in optimal decision-making for natural hazard mitigation planning. Poster session presented at the meeting of AFAC 2014. Wellington, New Zealand.
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Tutur & Lecturer: Environmental Systems Dyanmics (Level 4 Course)
Tutor: Engineering Hydrology (Level 3 Course)
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