The purpose of the Society for Risk Analysis - Australia & New Zealand (SRA-ANZ) is to provide an opportunity for an inclusive, broad-based society that promotes communication between disciplines, a breadth of tools and viewpoints, and platforms for training, workshops, and conferences.
SRA ANZ members discount for the 6th Australian Fraud Summit
Developed together with leading experts in the field, the Australian Fraud Summit 2017 will bring together global and local thought leaders across the public and private sectors to share practical and detailed case studies, as well as strategies in tackling this alarming rise in fraud and corruption across Australia’s public and private sectors.
Each session included in this year’s program has been crafted to help you develop strategies to prevent, detect and respond to increasingly complex cases of Fraud, as well as keep you abreast of regulatory changes facing the industry, such as ISO 37,001 and the new Whistleblower protection laws.
SRA ANZ members are entitled to a 10% conference discount.
Call for Papers! Society for Risk Analysis Australia & New Zealand - Journal of Risk Research: Special Issue
Putting People (Back) into Risk Analysis
People are at the core of scientific efforts to understand and mitigate risk. Regardless of whether the history of risk analysis is traced to ancient (Bernstein 1996, Covello and Mumpower 1985) or modern times (Renn 1998), the main interest of risk studies essentially lies in understanding the nature of the vulnerability (to loss or harm) of something that people value (Aven and Renn 2009, Renn 1998). The treatment or mitigation of risk mainly focuses on conceiving of ways to protect and preserve that which is valued. It is certainly interesting to note that even as the field of risk analysis has not quite yet achieved consensus on a generally-accepted definition of risk (Aven and Zio 2014), the preservation of what people value has remained a consistent common thread of concern that runs through scholarly investigations into the risk analysis and risk management process.
Full SRA-ANZ 2016 conference download
The SRA-ANZ 2016 conference has been, but boy was it great. If you missed it, don't do so next year. But for now our highlights are:
From November 22 to 25, SRA-ANZ members and risk aficionados were “Engaging Risk” at the 2016 annual meeting at Central Queensland University’s Appleton Institute in Adelaide, Australia.
Prior to the conference Anca Hanea ran a workshop exploring some of the ways to quantify uncertainty when using expert opinion. The day concluded with welcome drinks and the launch of Robert Sams’ book, Social Sensemaking. The event provided an opportunity for members to discuss their research and ideas while enjoying some very nice Australian and New Zealand wine.
Our first keynote speaker, David Swain, asked us to consider the growing social divide between farmers and consumers and the role this is playing in the maintenance of food security. We then moved onto a series of talks in the area of environmental risk, covering issues associated with the regulation of GM modified plants, governance and public engagement and confirmation bias in conservation decision-making. After a short break for lunch we were back with a focus on disease.
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