GAD Pod member Dr Debra Parkinson will be attending the Health Leaders Roundtable Discussion, Canberra, 16 October 2016. See notes on the topic here

Previous conferences and events

Read about our previous conferences, and access conference papers, videos and other resources:

AFAC16 Conference

The GAD Pod had two presentations at the AFAC16 Conference in Brisbane on 31stAugust and 1st of September. More than 2,300 people attended this national conference. The AFAC website has a wealth of resources as each of the conference papers is available for free download.

Deb Parkinson presented on ‘Improved disaster resilience through addressing increased violence against women after disaster to around 100 people. There was a high level of engagement during, with many questions and conversations after the presentation. Read the presentation here.

Interest was piqued further afield with an article in Business Insider.

Sharon MacDonnell (DELWP) and Deb (GAD Pod) presented the research on ‘Barriers to women in fire and emergency roles’ to approximately 140 people at AFAC, and another 40 at the Women and Firefighting Conference. You can read the conference papers here.

Abstracts accepted at NEEDS Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark:

Oral presentation on: ‘Gendered research leads to Gender and Disaster Taskforce in Victoria, Australia’ Poster presentation on ‘Increased Violence Against Women after Disaster in Australia’.

7-9 December 2015

The Annual Claire Zara Memorial Oration is on gender and disaster in the Annual Emergency Management Conference. In 2015, the previous Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Liz Broderick,  Sir Angus Houston and Dominic Lane delivered a plenary session to 500 delegates. Thanks to the MFB and conference organisers  for their continuing supporting for this Oration.

The 14th Annual Emergency Management Conference: New Realities Melbourne, 2 July 2014

‘Just Ask’: Experiences of men after disaster Melbourne, 26 November 2013

Identifying the Hidden Disaster: The First Australian Conference on Natural Disasters and Family Violence Melbourne, 9 March 2012


GAD Pod partners have presented papers at numerous conferences and events since the release of the research findings. Visit our Resources pages to view and download papers and video presentations.