Dear SRA-ANZ Member,
Thank you for your continued support for SRA-ANZ. If you are new, welcome to the SRA-ANZ family.
We have had a great year in 2014 and an even more exciting one ahead. The 8th annual conference hosted by Massey University, Palmerston North was a great success and new members of the executive committee were elected. Some exciting changes are on the horizon, including a new website, a revamped newsletter and new membership options. We would like to hear from you if you have any new publications, editorials, grants, awards, recently completed PhDs, etc. The SRA-ANZ is rapidly approaching 100members in the region from a wide range of sectors including universities, government and industry.
As a member of the society, we would like you to use us as a platform to broadcast your work., connect to researchers or industry partners and create net-works.
Enquiries can be sent to Dr. Catherine Wong at Catherine.email@example.com any member of the committee. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Catherine Wong, 黄美灵
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Human-horse relations are rare amongst human-animal relations for many reasons. Some reasons are taken for granted, such as the fact that horses are one of the few species that humans ride. Other factors distinguishing human-horse interactions are better recognised, namely the risk of serious injury or death to riders, drivers and handlers. Horses can weigh more than 600 kilos and reach speeds around 60 km/h. They bite, kick, buck, rear, leap, trample, crush, trip and fall. As herd animals, they are mutually reactive. As plains dwellers, they can become aggressive in confined spaces. As prey, they refuse to trade their flight instinct for domestication. Even the most trained horse is never fully predictable. Whilst these risks are tolerated, accepted and even sought by some equestrians they can be managed or reduced. However, risk calculation is required to identify areas of greater or lesser risk and to evaluate social and technical risk-reduction strategies. This issue answers recent calls for research into the risks of human-horse interactions by considering risk calculation, analysis, assessment, perception, reduction and mitigation.
Contributions are invited that consider risk from a variety of origins, including but not limited to:
You can find out more about submitting an article to this special issue here:
Sunday, 19 July 2015 to Thursday, 23 July 2015
The World Congress on Risk 2015 (see flyer) will be the fourth in the series of World Congresses organized by the SRA and its partner organizations. SRA held the first World Congress on Risk in Brussels, Belgium in 2003, the second World Congress on Risk in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008, and the third in Sydney, Australia in 2012.
The overall theme of the 2015 World Congress will beRisk Analysis for Sustainable Innovation, highlighting sessions that identify ways that risk analysis can assist private and public policy makers facing complex and uncertain challenges while maintaining innovation and development. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of risk analysis as a tool for policy making and tradeoffs in situation of limited resources and extreme challenges that are characteristic of developing countries. A list of members of the Organizing Committee for the World Congress is available here.
At a later date, we will post information about submissions of poster and paper abstracts, the program (including plenary speakers and associated breakout sessions), hotels in Singapore, conference registration (by April 2015), and travel arrangements. For additional information, please contact the SRA Secretariat, David Drupa.
More information available here: http://www.sra.org/worldcongress2015