Preparing for future natural disasters

Professor Paul Arbon is Director of the Torrens Resilience Initiative at Flinders University. The devastating flooding through the south-eastern regions of Australia reminds us of the […]

Special disaster evacuation centres

Specialist evacuation shelters should be considered for vulnerable Australians during state emergencies to improve the standard of care and safety levels for ageing communities with preexisting […]

New ways to combat biological terrorism

The challenge to protect global communities against deliberate health threats is being tackled by Flinders University experts, with assistance from the Canadian Government. The Torrens Resilience […]

Operating in the dark – be prepared

The statewide power blackout in 2016 is a vital reminder of the potential problems facing hospital emergency department (ED) staff in the event of a major […]

Managing drug risks at youth music festivals

Education and harm minimisation strategies including pill testing should be considered as a means of reducing the most risky behaviour of illicit drug use at large youth festivals, a Flinders expert says.

Reducing heatwave and other summer risks

As temperatures head over 40C, the need to closely monitor vulnerable younger and older people with health issues is high – particularly with the increased risk of bushfires and interruption to critical infrastructure.