I am a researcher, writer and tutor working across the disciplines of political science and human geography. My research largely approaches how communities respond to and cope with burgeoning social, political and environmental challenges. I”m also interested in our relationship with the outdoors and how we perceive ‘nature’ and history.
Since being in the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/11 in Aotearoa New Zealand I have been specifically researching the role of communities responding to and recovering from disaster. I am currently based in Kirikiriroa Hamilton.
- Location: International
- Qualifications: All Researchers, Bachelor Degree, Certificate or Diploma, Masters Degree, PhD or Doctorate, Post-Graduate Diploma
- Ethnic Groups: New Zealand European
- Area of Expertise: Community Development, Cultural Diversity, Environment, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Volunteering / Mahi Aroha
- Key Publications: Cretney, R. 2018. ‘An opportunity to hope and dream’: Disaster Politics and the Emergence of Possibility through Community Led Recovery. Cretney, R. 2018. Beyond Public Meetings: Diverse forms of Community Led Recovery Following Disaster. Cretney, R. 2017. Towards a Critical Geography of Disaster Recovery Politics: Perspectives on crisis and hope.; Cretney, R. & Bond, S. 2014. Bouncing Back to Capitalism? Grassroots autonomous activism in shaping discourses of resilience and transformation following disaster. Resilience. 2:1Cretney, R. M. 2013. Ongoing Community Resilience from the Ground Up: A Relational Place Based Approach to Grassroots Community Resilience. Masters Dissertation, Victoria University.;
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- Professional Memberships: CIMA - Crisis Intervention Management AustralsiaJCDR - Joint Center for Disaster Research Massey UniversityFederation of Graduate Women Wellington Region
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