Profile of Miss Melanie Bakema University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciecnes

Melanie Bakema

Enthusiastic PhD researcher conducting research on disaster governance

General research interests

In my PhD I focus on disaster governance as a multi-level approach to overcome the social vacuum in disaster studies. Case-studies in my research include Christchurch (New Zealand), ChiloƩ (Chile) and the North of the Netherlands. By exploring the dynamic interactions between nature and societies in these cases, my research aims to foster transitions towards improved governance structures for creating more resilient social-ecological systems in the face of disasters.