CDRR Director: Professor Suzanne Wilkinson
Suzanne has a PhD in Construction Management and a BE (Hons) in Civil Engineering. She primarily works on projects in resilience and recovery, including recovery from disasters, recovery management, build back better, resilient organisations, resilient infrastructure and resilience governance and the management of the construction industry in disaster environments. She has extensive research experience including over 150 international and national publications and is a regular contributor of to BUILD (www.buildmagazine.org.nz/authors/show/suzanne-wilkinson). Suzanne currently works on Government (BRANZ, EQC, MBIE) funded projects on the recovery of Christchurch, particularly around how the building and construction sector can assist disaster recovery. Suzanne leads the Bush Fire Recovery project – a longitudinal study of the recovery and reconstruction following the 2009 Australian bush fires.
Suzanne is the Director of the Centre for Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction, a research leader with Resilient Organisations and a co-Director of The University of Auckland’s Urban Research Network.