Sarb Johal

Sarb Johal and the team at the world-leading Joint Centre for Disaster Research (with GNS Science) are helping figure out the best way to reduce the impact for those involved in disasters, like major earthquakes.

 

Disaster recovery is a challenging and rewarding career, and there are a number of different career paths.

From psychology, to social policy, to earth science or directly studying emergency management, you can help mitigate disasters before, during and after they strike. Working in disaster recovery is a challenging and rewarding career, and there’s never been a more interesting time to get involved.

Massey is the only university in New Zealand where you can become a Doctor in emergency management and where you can also qualify with a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters degree in emergency management. The Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management ranks as one of New Zealand’s most popular university-level qualifications in emergency management.

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WHAT IS A CAREER IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LIKE?

Careers include working with government in the area of policy. Or getting involved in research, such as for the Joint Centre for Disaster Research. If you are already working in areas such as the police, or other careers that potentially involve disaster recovery, these qualifications will help you gain useful skills in emergency response. Massey is host to the world-leading… Read more

Careers include working with government in the area of policy. Or getting involved in research, such as for the Joint Centre for Disaster Research. If you are already working in areas such as the police, or other careers that potentially involve disaster recovery, these qualifications will help you gain useful skills in emergency response.

Massey is host to the world-leading Joint Centre for Disaster Research (with GNS Science). They are helping figure out the best way to reduce the impact for those involved in disasters, like major disasters.

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NEXT STEPS

You’ll need to gain an undergraduate degree before you can specialise in emergency management. Health psychology or social policy would be good, relevant undergraduate majors. You can then go on to do the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management. Once you have completed the diploma you can go on to do postgraduate study.   There are also undergraduate and postgraduate papers… Read more

You’ll need to gain an undergraduate degree before you can specialise in emergency management. Health psychology or social policy would be good, relevant undergraduate majors.

You can then go on to do the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management.

Once you have completed the diploma you can go on to do postgraduate study.

 

There are also undergraduate and postgraduate papers in social policy, and postgraduate papers in emergency management, all of which will make you a well-rounded candidate for getting involved in disaster recovery as a career.

Distance learning

The graduate and postgraduate diploma in emergency management are both available via distance learning.

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