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    disaster management, emergency planning, training exercising for emergency response, disaster risk education

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    Dr Yung-Fang Chen is Senior Lecturer in Disaster Management and Emergency Planning at Coventry University. The focus of her research is on the risk communication and methodology of planning and evaluating emergency/crisis response training and exercises. Her current projects include tasks for post disaster assistance, in particular, community resilience, reconstruction and social vulnerability. She is also interested in disaster risk reduction education pedagogy. Other research interests include e-learning pedagogy, risk assessment and management.  She has been involved in a few community resilience building projects. 

    Research Interests

    Training exercise and simulation; disaster risk reduction education; post disaster reconstruction; community resilience; urban resilience; computer aided teaching; pedegogy; Serious Games; rlood management; risk communication; corporate governance;  risk, crisis and disaster management

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Education/Academic qualification

    MA, Education, Coventry University

    Award Date: 30 Sept 2010

    Doctorate, Flood management and training simulation, University of Portsmouth

    Award Date: 30 Jan 2007

    MA, Political Science, Tunghai University

    Award Date: 31 Jan 1999

    Degree, Political Science, Tunghai University

    Award Date: 18 Jun 1995

    External positions

    External examiner

    30 Sept 201630 Sept 2020

    Senior consultant, Emergency Management & Security Affair Consultants Co,. Ltd.

    11 Mar 201410 Mar 2018

    External examiner, University of Huddersfield

    30 Sept 201130 Sept 2015


    • JA Political science (General)
    • L Education (General)
    • G Geography (General)


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