Dr. Briony Towers
Research Fellow, RMIT Centre for Urban Research
About Dr. Briony Towers
Briony Towers is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. She completed her Bachelor of Behavioural Science at La Trobe University and her PhD in Psychology at the University of Tasmania. Her research is primarily focussed on children and disasters and she has a special interest in school-based education for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. She has conducted research with children and school communities in Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines and has contributed to the design and evaluation of various child-centred programs and initiatives for a range of government and non-government organisations, including the Victorian Country Fire Authority, the Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the Victorian State Emergency Service, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue New South Wales, Plan International and Save the Children. She is the principal investigator for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre’s Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Project and is a member of the Federal Attorney General’s Disaster Resilience Education Strategy Group.