Katelyn Paige Rossiter

Social media in Disasters: Is there more to it than just warning people?

Katelyn Rossiter is an early career researcher whose research interests focus on understanding how social media and other digital technologies contribute to the community and individual risk reduction for anticipated and unanticipated hazards. Katelyn Rossiter is in the final stages of completing her PhD thesis titled, “Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Using Social Media: Development of An Evidence-based Community Engagement Model”, supervised by Professor Douglas Paton and Dr Petra Buergelt. Katelyn has contributed to a number of natural hazard-related research projects including The Joint Centre of Disaster Research Synthesis Project and CERA Wellbeing Research Project (2014-2015), the Greater Bendigo Community Resilience Building Pilot Project (2014), and the 2013 Tasmania Bushfires BCRC Taskforce. She is also a collaborating researcher on the BNHCRC project, “Community understandings of the tsunami risk and warnings systems in

Australia” and worked as Editorial Assistant for the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (2014-2017).