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   Tuesday 5th May, 2020

A perspective on the effects of stress on decision making following disaster

Tiana Felmingham (EGPCP) and Lee Coller (LHPCP) presented 'A perspective on the effects of stress on decision making following disaster' at the Public Health Association of Australia on 20 October 2020. A link to the presentation is provided below.

We hope you find this resource useful in your work and community. This will be applicable if you are considering improved decision making processes following bushfires or COVID (as well as other major disruptions), and is particularly relevant to driving community-led recovery. For example, it can prompt you to consider:

  • Building trust with partners and community
  • Why some progress is getting stuck
  • The relationship between stress and decision making
  • Better alignment of community perceptions of decision making with reality
  • How certain factors combine and affect long term community outcomes

We look forward to hearing from you about how you might use this resource and if you've found it valuable. If you would like to give feedback, please contact Tiana (, Lee ( or Andrew (


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