Kristel Fourie has worked as a researcher at the African Centre for Disaster Studies at the North-West University for the past 8 years. She has been involved with the ACDS in various capacities since 2008 whilst completing her Honors degree in Development Communication with the North-West University. In 2011 she completed her masters qualification in Development and Management with disaster risk management as her main contextual focus for her dissertation entitled: “Building a culture of safety: The nature of communication between the Maquassi Hills District Fire Services and its community.” Apart from lecturing modules in the masters and postgraduate programmes she is also one of the facilitators for the short courses in disaster management the ACDS offers. Kristel’s research interests include communication within the field of disaster risk management, disaster risk reduction and the use and implementation of the Incident Command System.
Impact of seismic events on socio-economic vulnerability: the case of the Khuma settlement in the North-West Province Technical Report
Potchefstroom, Report, 2016.
Planning and Executing Scenario Based Simulation Exercises: Methodological Lessons Journal Article
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 12 (1), pp. 193-210, 2013.
￼￼￼￼An Alternative Financing Model for Disaster Risk Reduction in South Africa Technical Report