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Associate Professor Val Ingham joined Charles Sturt University in 2005, where she lectures in emergency management and coordinates the fire investigation program. Her PhD examined the somatic and aesthetic awareness of incident controllers in time pressured decision making. She is a founding member and leader of the Bangladesh Australia Disaster Research Group and her research interests include perceptions of risk and resilience in Bangladeshi and Australian communities, and the tertiary education of Emergency Managers. Val is experienced in the design, development and delivery of programs in the disciplines of emergency management, fire services and previously adult education and community services. She has a keen interest in developing academic learning skills and promoting teaching excellence for adult learners.

Research Interests

  • Fire services, emergency management and community recovery
  • Time-pressured decision making
  • Shared responsibility and community resilience
  • Perceptions of risk and resilience in Bangladeshi and Australian communities

Professional Information

External Appointments & Memberships:

  • Dr Val Ingham represents CSU on the NSW-ACT PEN (Promoting Excellence Network) funded by the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) (CSU representative 2012/15)
  • Generic Emergency & Disaster Management Standards (GEDMS) (steering committee member)
  • Research Committee 39 - The Sociology of Disasters (RC39)
  • International Sociological Association (member)
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) (member)

Editorial roles on journals:

  • Associate Editor of Salus Journal

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Art of multimodal decision making by incident controllers on the fireground, University of Western Sydney

Award Date: 17 Apr 2010

Master of Education, University of Western Sydney

Award Date: 09 Apr 2001

Bachelor of Adult Education, University of Western Sydney

Award Date: 12 Apr 1999

External positions

Blue Mountains Resilience & Preparedness Working Group, Mountains Community Resource Network

2014 → …


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