The year is flying by!
Over the past few years there has been a growing awareness that we cannot bury our head in the sand around risk. If we are to manage the threats posed by infectious
diseases, natural disasters, war and the collapse of a country’s economy we must engage with risk.
This years’ conference theme, engaging risk will continue this conversation. There will be some inspiring talks from Professor Stewart Lockie, Professor David Swain and Dr Nick Golding. We will also provide opportunities for professional development with two days of workshops on a range of topics including the psychology of risk perception, expert judgment and fatigue risk management.
This issue of the SRA newsletter contains information on our annual conference and workshops. We also profile an emerging risk researcher and a recently released book on expert judgment.
In March this year we said farewell to SRA-ANZ councillor and newsletter editor Catherine Wong. Catherine has left us for an exciting new role at the University of Luxembourg. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Catherine for her efforts and wish her well on this new adventure. Catherine’s departure has left a vacancy in the Executive and we are now calling for nominations for the SRA-ANZ councillor and a volunteer to take over editing the newsletter. So it you are interested in either of these positions please get in contact with me.
We also need you to help spread the word about the SRA-ANZ to your colleagues. I like to think everyone in Australasia interested in risk would know about SRA-ANZ, so I am always surprised when I meet someone who has not heard of our group!
Word of mouth can be an effective way to introduce someone to SRA-ANZ.
Winter is just around the corner. Before you enter hibernation, or escape to a warm island in the Pacific, don’t forget to submit your abstract for the 2016 SRA-ANZ!
Naomi Cogger SRA-ANZ President