Maureen Coomer


Full Name: Maureen Coomer

Position: Casual

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4752


1978: NZ Certificate of Survey and Draughting, Architectural; 1994: NZCLS; 1998: CAD certificate; 2007: BSc, Physical Geography; 2012: Postgraduate DipSci, Environmental Science

Areas of expertise

Business Development: Communication
Business Development: Community engagement
Business Development: Database Administration
Business Development: Disaster risk management
Business Development: Emergency Management
Business Development: Evacuation planning
Business Development: Hazards Impact on Society
Business Development: Hazards Warning Systems
Business Development: Heritage buildings vulnerability
Business Development: Local government
Business Development: Natural Hazards Research
Business Development: Outreach
Business Development: Planning & Policy
Business Development: Risk reduction
Business Development: Survey questionnaire design
Business Development: Tsunami Early Warning
Clerical: Data administration
Geology: Geological mapping using GIS
Information Technology: Data Quality Control
Information Technology: Database Administration
Social Science: All-hazards Warning Systems
Social Science: Community Consultation
Social Science: Community resilience building
Social Science: Disaster risk management
Social Science: Emergency Management
Social Science: Focus Groups
Social Science: Impact Assessment
Social Science: Interviewing
Social Science: Natural Hazards Research
Social Science: Survey data analysis
Social Science: Survey design
Technical: Collection and data management
Technical: Data analysis
Technical: GIS
Technical: Manual draughting
Technical: Social Survey design & interviewing

Professional activities

Gender and Disasters Network: Member
Coalition for Global School Safety and Disaster Prevention Education: member
Joint Centre for Disaster Research: Schools disaster research: member

Major publications

Johnston, D.M.; Becker, J.S.; Coomer, M.A.; Cronin, S.; Daly, M.C.; Doyle, E.; Glassey, S.; Glavovic, B.; Houghton, R.; Hughes, M.; Johal, S.; Jolly, S.; Leonard, G.S.; Patterson, L.; Peace, R.; Saunders, W.S.A.; Stuart, K.; Tarrant, R.; Taylor, H.; de Terte, I.; Timar, L.; Tuohy, R.; Wright, K.C.; Paton, D.; Reese, S.; Ronan, K.; Wilson, T. 2011 Exploring elements of an effective recovery process. paper 027 IN: Ninth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering : building an earthquake resilient society, April 14-16, 2011, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: 9PCEE

Johnston, D.M.; Tarrant, R.; Tipler, K.; Coomer, M.A.; Pedersen, S.; Garside, R. 2011 Preparing schools for future earthquakes in New Zealand : lessons from an evaluation of a Wellington school exercise. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 26(1): 24-30

Johnston, D.M.; Paton, D.; Saunders, W.S.A.; Coomer, M.A. 2010 Understanding of the tsunami risk and warning systems in selected Australian communities. p. 50-53 IN: Proceedings of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Modelling Symposium, 12-15 October 2010.

Johnston, D.M.; Becker, J.S.; Saunders, W.S.A.; Wright, K.C.; Coomer, M.A.; Leonard, G.S.; Paton, D. 2009 Surviving natural disasters in New Zealand. paper 02 IN: Why do we still tolerate buildings that are unsafe in earthquakes : New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 2009 Conference, 3-5 April, Christchurch, New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Becker, J.S.; Johnston, D.M.; Coomer, M.A.; Ronan, K. 2008 Flood risk perceptions, education and warning in four communities in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley, New South Wales, Australia : results of a questionnaire survey, February 2006. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2008/02. 68 p.

Coomer, M.A.; Johnston, D.M.; Edmonson, L.; Monks, D.; Pedersen, S.; Rodger, A. 2008 Emergency management in schools : Wellington survey. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2008/04. 28 p.

Becker, J.S.; Johnston, D.M.; Coomer, M.A.; Ronan, K. 2007 Flood risk perceptions, education and warning in four communities in New South Wales, Australia : results of a questionnaire survey, November 2005. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2007/30. 66 p.

Becker, J.S.; Stewart, C.; Coomer, M.A.; Hume, T.; Blackett. P.; Davies, A. 2007 Managing our coast : the tabulated results of two community surveys undertaken at Tairua and Waihi Beach. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2007/28. 235 p.

Coomer, M.A.; Johnston, D.M. 2007 Emergency management in schools. p. 30 IN: Mortimer, N.; Wallace, L.M. (eds) Geological Society of New Zealand & New Zealand Geophysical Society Joint Annual Conference : launching International Year of Planet Earth, 26-29 November 2007, Tauranga : programme and abstracts. Lower Hutt?: Geological Society of New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 123A.

Leonard, G.S.; Coomer, M.A.; Scott, B.J.; Smith, R.T.; Keys, H.; Hughes, N.; Johnston, D.M. 2007 Public awareness and education at Tongariro Volcanic Complex, New Zealand : social science guiding risk management for a transient dispersed population. p. 168-169 (abstract 32-P-13) IN: Abstracts volume : Cities on Volcanoes 5 conference : Shimabara, Japan, November 19-23, 2007. Shimabara, Japan: Volcanological Society of Japan

Stewart, C.; Becker, J.S.; Coomer, M.A.; Wilson, T.; Davies, A.; Hume, T. 2007 Coastal management in the Waikato region: a study of the views of Coromandel beachgoers and residents on coastal erosion and its management, January 2007. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2007/21. 121 p.

Becker, J.S.; Coomer, M.A.; Leonard, G.S.; Kelman, I. 2006 February 2004 flooding impacts : tabulated results of a survey of residents from the Manawatu-Wanganui Region. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2006/14. 128 p.

Saunders, W.S.A.; Coomer, M.A. 2006 Bay of Plenty July 2004 flooding : tabulated results of a survey of residents. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2006/20. 58, 15 p.

Coomer, M.A.; Leonard, G.S. 2005 Tongariro crossing hazard awareness survey : public perceptions of the volcanic hazard danger. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 2005/37. 26 p.

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