Dr. Katie Potts is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS). She completed her PhD in Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2014 and obtained a Bachelors degree in Geomatic Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2009. Dr. Potts has broad research interests including land administration, disaster management, risk management and disaster risk reduction. Her current research includes an investigation into Australian land administration systems to determine how land and property information can support societal risk management, development of a decision support system for urban disasters, and investigation into optimum economic policy options to recover or minimise the adverse effects of natural hazards through the development of a pre-disaster multi-hazard damage and economic loss estimation model.

Recent publications

  1. Potts, KE.; Rajabifard, A.; Bennett, RM. Supporting the risk management process with land information: a case study of Australia. Disasters. WILEY. 2017, Vol. 41, Issue 2, pp. 352-364. DOI: 10.1111/disa.12195
  2. Potts, K.; Rajabifard, A. Smart Disaster Communities: Building a Global Disaster Management Platform. . GSDI Association Press. 2016.
  3. Rajabifard, A.; Ulubasoglu, M.; Potts, K.; Rahman, MH.; Kalantari, M.; Bhattacharya, P. A Pre-Disaster Multi-Hazard Damage and Economic Loss Estimation Model for Australia. . AFAC. 2015.
  4. Rahman, MH.; Chen, Y.; Potts, KE.; Bhattacharya, P.; Rajabifard, A.; Ulubasoglu, M.; Kalantari, M. Bringing hazard and economic modellers together: a spatial platform for damage and losses visualisation. . Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. 2015, pp. 79-92.
  5. Potts, KE.; Bennett, RM.; Rajabifard, A. Spatially enabled bushfire recovery. GeoJournal. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. 2013, Vol. 78, Issue 1, pp. 151-163. DOI: 10.1007/s10708-011-9437-3