The concept of resilience is useful in understanding how people and communities cope in the face of change and uncertainty. It underpins an approach that builds our capacity to survive better through the acute, and often unexpected, disruptions that threaten our complex and interconnected social systems.
The term resilience has evolved from explaining why some types of wood were able to accommodate sudden and severe loads without breaking to representing many types of resilience including personal endurance, economic strength and community cohesion. Research in the area of resilience is under rapid development, with major implications and opportunities for policy and sustainable development. We are passionate about sharing our research in the concept of resilience alongside our disaster and emergency event research and education.