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Dr Jane Rovins PhD, MPH, BS

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

For over 20 years through 50+ countries Dr. Rovins has developed an expertise in international disaster risk management and response; training; and policy development. She is CEO of Disaster Reduction & Resilience Solutions, Ltd (Hong Kong) and a Senior Lecturer at Massey University (New Zealand). DRR Solutions provides practical, science-based solutions to disaster risk management and climate change programs and projects. Her recent work includes developing the ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management (ASCEND) Framework, the National Disaster Response Framework (NDRF) for Indonesia and outreach materials for ASEAN Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Programme, among others. She has received distinguished awards including induction into the International Women in Emergency Management Hall of Fame; the Innolec Lectureship in Disaster Risk Reduction from the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University (Czech Republic), among others. Dr. Rovins is a leader in several prominent organizations including co-chairing the WMO Working Group on Societal and Economic Research Applications.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Tulane University (2009)
  • Master of Public Health - Tulane University (2001)
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Sports Studies - Miami University (1996)

Prizes and Awards

  • Innolec Lectureship in Disaster Risk Reduction - Faculty of Science, Masaryk University Czech Republic (2012)
  • Induction into the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame - International Network of Women in Emergency Management (InWEM) (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

International disaster risk management

Disaster policy and law

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
International Relations (160607): Political Science (160600): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Brown, NA., Rovins, JE., Orchiston, C., Feldmann-Jensen, S., & Johnston, D. (2019). Disaster resilience in Wellington's hotel sector: Research update and summary. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 23(2), 77-81
[Journal article]Authored by: Johnston, D., Rovins, J.
Brown, NA., Rovins, JE., Feldmann-Jensen, S., Orchiston, C., & Johnston, D. (2019). Measuring disaster resilience within the hotel sector: An exploratory survey of Wellington and Hawke's Bay, New Zealand hotel staff and managers. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 33, 108-121
[Journal article]Authored by: Johnston, D., Rovins, J.
Brown, NA., Orchiston, C., Rovins, JE., Feldmann-Jensen, S., & Johnston, D. (2018). An integrative framework for investigating disaster resilience within the hotel sector. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 36, 67-75
[Journal article]Authored by: Johnston, D., Rovins, J.
Brown, NA., Rovins, JE., Feldmann-Jensen, S., Orchiston, C., & Johnston, D. (2017). Exploring disaster resilience within the hotel sector: A systematic review of literature. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 22, 362-370
[Journal article]Authored by: Johnston, D., Rovins, J.
Aitsi-Selmi, A., Murray, V., Wannous, C., Dickinson, C., Johnston, D., Kawasaki, A., . . . Yeung, T. (2016). Reflections on a Science and Technology Agenda for 21st Century Disaster Risk Reduction: Based on the Scientific Content of the 2016 UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 7(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Johnston, D., Rovins, J.
Schade, J., McDowell, C., Ferris, E., Schmidt, K., Bettini, G., Felgentreff, C., . . . Wright, A. (2015). Climate change and climate policy induced relocations: A challenge for social justice. Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Policy Brief Series. 1(10), Retrieved from http://publications.iom.int/bookstore
[Journal article]Authored by: Rovins, J.
Rovins, JE., Hudson-Doyle, EE., & Huggins, TJ. (2014). 2nd Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Conference - Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A tool for sustainability. Planet@Risk. 2(5), 332-336 Retrieved from https://planet-risk.org/index.php/pr
[Journal article]Authored by: Hudson-Doyle, E., Rovins, J.
Rovins, JE., Hudson-Doyle, EE., & Huggins, TJ. (2014). 2nd integrated research on disaster risk conference - integrated disaster risk service: A tool for sustainability. GRF Davos Planet@Risk. 2(5), 332-336
[Journal article]Authored by: Hudson-Doyle, E., Rovins, J.

Book

Rovins, JE. (2017). A Wicked Problem:Making DRR and CAA Work for Resilience. In D. Paton, & D. Johnston (Eds.) Disaster Resilience An Integrated Approach (2nd Ed.). : Charles C Thomas Publisher
[Chapter]Authored by: Rovins, J.Edited by: Johnston, D.
Dutta, MJ. (2015). Foreword. (pp. xxiii - xxv).
[Chapter]Authored by: Dutta, M., Rovins, J.

Report

Rovins, J., Stewart, C., & Brown, N. (2020). Learning from population displacement in the Pacific: case study of the 2017-2018 eruption of Ambae volcano, Vanuatu. SWOT analysis and recommendations.. ( Report No. Disaster Research Science Report 2020/04). Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Rovins, J., Stewart, C.
Rovins, JE., Feldmann-Jensen, S., & Jensen, SJ.(2017). Caribbean core competency for emergency and disaster management roadmap. Lower Hutt, New Zealand: GNS Science
[Technical Report]Authored by: Rovins, J.
Hayes, JL., Rovins, JE., Brown, NA., Sinundang, K., Usdianto, B., & Triutomo, S.(2016). Identification of best practices in the development of disaster response frameworks. Wellington, New Zealand
[Technical Report]Authored by: Rovins, J.
Brown, NA., Rovins, JE., Usdianto, B., Sinandang, K., Triutomo, S., & Hayes, J.(2016). Indonesian disaster response practices and roles. New Zealand
[Technical Report]Authored by: Rovins, J.
Rovins, JE. (2015). Disaster preparedness and response: Issues of disaster preparedness and response in the Asian Region for consideration in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Rovins, J.

Conference

Rovins, JE. (2014). Disaster risk reduction from an international perspective. In ML. Reyes (Ed.) Bridging Science and Practice in Disaster Risk Management Towards Community Resilience. (pp. 11 - 12). Jakarta, Indonesia: Bridging Science and Practice in Disaster Risk Management Towards Community Resilience ASEAN Capacity Building Forum on Risk Assessment
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rovins, J.
Rovins, JE. (2013). Bridging research, policy, and practice: Development of an integrated research programme. WIT Transactions on the Built Environment. Vol. 133 (pp. 293 - 300).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rovins, J.
Rovins, JE. (2012). Integrated Disaster Research: The Role Around Data. In KB. Mathae, & PF. Uhlir (Eds.) The Case for International Sharing of Scientific Data: A Focus on Developing Countries: Proceedings of a Symposium. (pp. 49 - 53). Washington D.C., USA: The Workshop Report from the National Academies’ Symposium “International Sharing of Scientific Data: A Focus on Developing Countries
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rovins, J.

Other

Rovins, JE., McAdoo, B., & Weiss, R. (2016). South East Asia Risk Collaboration Hub (SEARCH). : Middle East Institute
[Internet publication]Authored by: Rovins, J.
Rovins, JE., Wilson, T., Hayes, J., Jensen, SJ., Dohaney, J., Mitchell, J., . . . Davies, A. (2015). Risk Assessment Handbook. GNS Science
[Other]Authored by: Johnston, D., Rovins, J.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 130.707 Professional Inquiry in Emergency Management
  • 130.800 Advanced Leadership in Emergency Management 1
  • 130.802 Advanced Leadership in Emergency Management 2
  • 230.703 Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 1 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Jose Sousa-Santos - Doctor of Philosophy
    The nexus between security climate security and state instability; How natural hazards create a permissive environment for insecurity and transnational crime.

Co-supervisor of:

  • Richard Mowll - Doctor of Philosophy
    Quantifying individual and household planning recommendations for infrastructure service delivery in a post-event response and recovery concext

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Nancy Brown - Doctor of Philosophy
    Disaster Resilience in the Hotel Sector: A Mixed Methods Study

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