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.
- 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1418-3.
- Fearnley CJ. and Beaven S. (2018) Volcano alert level systems: managing the challenges of effective volcanic crisis communication. Bulletin of Volcanology 80(5) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00445-018-1219-z.
- 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) http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000202.
- Woods RJ., McBride SK., Wotherspoon L., Beaven SJ., Potter SH., Johnston DM., Wilson T., Brunsdon D., Grace ES. and Brackley H. (2017) Science to Emergency Management Response: Kaikoura Earthquakes 2016. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 50(2): 329-337.
- Beaven S., Wilson T., Johnston L., Johnston D. and Smith R. (2016) Research engagement after disasters: Research coordination before, during, and after the 2011-2012 canterbury Earthquake Sequence, New Zealand. Earthquake Spectra 32(2): 713-735. http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/082714EQS134M.