23 February, 2011

Battered Christchurch faces water, health problems

This newspaper article focuses on the health impact for the community following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. I was interviewed by Lucy Rickard, reporter from WA Today, a FairFax company. In this interview I discuss the potential differences in injury and illness patterns in comparison to other recent disasters in the region -2011 Queensland floods and 2009 Victorian bushfires. Additionally, I outline the potential mental health issues following disasters, such as post-traumatic growth and post-traumatic stress.

Note: for some reason, this article can not be viewed in IE. However, it works in FireFox.


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