Mel Taylor, Collaborator, Australia
Mel is an Occupational Psychologist at the School of Psychology, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her research focusses on human behaviour in the contexts of low probability, high consequence events such as pandemics, terrorism, emergency animal diseases, and disasters. Mel is a project leader in the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre. She is currently working on two research projects; one in flood risk communication, and another on animal emergency management. Mel has recently completed two projects funded by the National Hendra Virus Research Program. The larger project was a three-year longitudinal study on the impacts of Hendra virus on horse owners risk perception and their practices.