Wendy Saunders


Full Name: Wendy Saunders

Position: Natural Hazards Planner and Policy Researcher

Contact details

Email: W.Saunders
Phone: +64-4-570 4802


1992: Certificate in Office Systems & Technology, Management; 1997: BSocSci, Geography & Earth Science; 1998: BSocSci(Hons) (First Class), Geography ; 1999: MSocSci(Hons) (First Class), Geography; 2012: PhD

Areas of expertise

Business Development: Community engagement
Business Development: Emergency Management
Business Development: Planning & Policy
Business Development: Recovery Planning
Social Science: Community Consultation
Social Science: Disaster risk management
Social Science: Effective Warning Response
Social Science: Emergency Management
Social Science: Evacuation planning
Social Science: Focus Groups
Social Science: Impact Assessment
Social Science: Land Use Planning
Social Science: Natural Hazards Research
Social Science: Risk Communication

Professional activities

New Zealand Planning Institute: Full Member

Major publications

Saunders, W.S.A.; Kilvington, M. 2016 Innovative land use planning for natural hazard risk reduction : A consequence-driven approach from New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 18: 244-255; doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.07.002

Saunders, W.S.A.; Grace, E.S.; Beban, J.G.; Johnston, D.M. 2015 Evaluating land use and emergency management plans for natural hazards as a function of good governance : a case study from New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 6(1): 62-74; doi: 10.1007/s13753-015-0039-4

Saunders, W.S.A. 2012 Innovative land-use planning for natural hazard risk reduction in New Zealand. PhD (Resource and Environmental Planning) thesis, Massey University. 229 p.

Glavovic, B.C.; Saunders, W.S.A.; Becker, J.S. 2010 Land-use planning for natural hazards in New Zealand : the setting, barriers, 'burning issues' and priority actions. Natural hazards, 54(3): 679-706; doi: 10.1007/s11069-009-9494-9

Saunders, W.S.A.; Forsyth, P.J.; Johnston, D.M.; Becker, J.S. 2007 Strengthening linkages between land-use planning and emergency management in New Zealand. Australian journal of emergency management, 22(1): 36-43

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