Mr Graeme Riddell
Graeme is a research associate looking at disaster risk reduction policy across Australia. He is currently involved in developing software packages for various state governments to assist in long term policy development for disaster risk reduction. He is also a PhD Candidate at The University of Adelaide researching how to develop effective risk reduction policies under conditions of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) 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
|2015||Research Associate||The University of Adelaide|
|2014||PhD Candidate||The University of Adelaide|
|2014||Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship||Bushfire & Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC)|
|2014||Australian Postgraduate Award|
|2010 - 2013||The University of Adelaide||Australia||Bachelor Engineering, Honours (Civil & Environmental)|
|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. 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.06.042|
|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. 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.03.014|
|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. 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. 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. AFAC 2014. Wellington, New Zealand.|
Tutur & Lecturer: Environmental Systems Dyanmics (Level 4 Course)
Tutor: Engineering Hydrology (Level 3 Course)
|2014 - ongoing||Member||Engineers Australia||Australia|