Veronica Ritchie
Ritchie, Veronica
Role: 
PhD candidate
Field of Research: 
Geography
Contact details:
Phone: 
+61 (0)412 133 172

Veronica Ritchie is a retired public servant, previously working on threatened species’ conservation and regulation as Director, Australian Government Department of the Environment. Veronica is currently undertaking a PhD in Geography at the University of New South Wales. Her doctoral thesis examines cultures of disaster survival in the aftermath of tsunamis using social scientific approaches. It draws on a contextual framework to explore theories within which the research for this thesis sits, including the physical characteristics of tsunamis and their representation, the relationship to cultural geographies of people and place and how attitudes and behaviours influence tsunami survival.

Supervisors

Associate Professor Wendy Shaw and Visiting Professor James Goff