Sarah Beaven

Senior LecturerSarah Beaven

Beatrice Tinsley Rm 208
Internal Phone: 95992


Research Interests

The active management of tensions endemic to cross-sector collaborations in disaster risk management, response and recovery contexts, with a special interest in boundary organizations and collaborative governance. The potential for collaborative governance arrangements to improve the research quality and relevance of national research funding programs, and - in response and recovery environments - to enhance cross-sector coordination and decrease ethical risks to impacted communities. Community resilience to natural hazards.

Recent Publications

  • Guy S., Beaven S., Gaw S. and Pearson AJ. (2021) Shellfish consumption and recreational gathering practices in Northland, New Zealand. Regional Studies in Marine Science 47
  • Barton TM., Beaven SJ., Cradock-Henry NA. and Wilson TM. (2020) Knowledge sharing in interdisciplinary disaster risk management initiatives: Cocreation insights and experience from New Zealand. Ecology and Society 25(4): 1-18.
  • Spector S., Cradock-Henry NA., Beaven S. and Orchiston C. (2019) Characterising rural resilience in Aotearoa-New Zealand: a systematic review. Regional Environmental Change 19(2): 543-557.
  • Fearnley CJ. and Beaven S. (2018) Volcano alert level systems: managing the challenges of effective volcanic crisis communication. Bulletin of Volcanology 80(5)
  • Beaven S., Wilson T., Johnston L., Johnston D. and Smith R. (2017) Role of Boundary Organization after a Disaster: New Zealand's Natural Hazards Research Platform and the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. Natural Hazards Review 18(2)