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Roshan Bhakta Bhandari PhD

Position

Senior Research Fellow


Cluster

Disaster & Climate Resilience
(DCR)


Mail

roshanbhakta.bhandari@gmail.com
bhandari.roshan@yahoo.com


Summary

Dr. Roshan Bhakta Bhandari is a senior research fellow at Resilience Development Initiative (RDI).

Research Interest

Disaster Mitigation and Climate Change.

Education
Year Experience
2010

Doctor of Philosophy, Kyoto University, Japan.

2005

M.S. in Urban Planning, Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal.

2000

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal.

Publications
    • Professional Services (Post PhD):

    • Research Consultant, Emergency and Disaster Risk Management, EMV, Melbourne, Australia – Ongoing
    • Visiting Lecturer, Emergency and Disaster Management Program, Charles Darwin University Darwin, Australia
    • Postdoctoral Researcher in the Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre (BCRC), the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia from February 2012 to December 2014.
    • Consultant for Seeds Asia, Japan and Church World Service Afghanistan Pakistan in a project entitled “Mobile Knowledge Resource Centre (MKRC)” for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in flood affected rural communities of Sindh region, Pakistan from May 2011 to October 2011.

    • Professional Services (Pre PhD):

    • Consultant for architecture and planning related work in Building Design Authority (BDA) Nepal Private Limited, Kathmandu, Nepal from May 2006 to July 2007.
    • Consultant in Nepal Centre for Disaster Management (NCDM), Nepal, from Dec. 2004 to May 2005.
    • Consultant for architecture and urban planning related work in Technocrat.
    • Consultancy, Kathmandu, Nepal from February 2001 to November 2004.

Journal Publications
    • Bhandari, R.B., Owen, C. and Trist, C. (2015),“Incident Management Approaches above the Incident Management Team Level in Australia”. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp. 101–119.
    • Bhandari, R.B., Okada, N. and Yokomatsu, M. (2015), “Trust and Coping with Disaster Risk; A case study of communities in Osaka, Japan”. (Under Review: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction).
    • Owen, C., Bhandari, R.B. and Brooks, B. (2014), “The role of distributed collaboration in emergency management coordination”. (Under Review: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management).
    • Bhandari, R. B., Owen, C. and Brooks, B. (2013), “Organizational features and their effect in the perceived performance of emergency management organizations”, Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 222- 242.
    • Bhandari, R.B. (2013), “Social Capital and Disaster Risk Management; A case study of social capital mobilization following 1934 Kathmandu Valley Earthquake in Lalitpur, Nepal”, Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 314- 328.
    • Bhandari, R. B., Yamori, K., and Okada, N. (2010), “Interpreting Urban Ritual Event in Terms of Improving the Capacity to Cope with Disaster Risk”, Journal of Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science (JNDS), Vol.32, No. 1, 2010, pp. 31-42.
    • Bhandari, R. B., Knottnerus, J. D., and Okada, N. (2010), “Urban Ritual Events and Coping with Disaster Risk: A Case Study of Lalitpur, Nepal”, Journal of Applied Social Science, an Official Publication of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, Paradigm Publishers, USA, Vol.5, No. 2, 2011, pp. 13-32.
    • Bhandari, R. B.(2006), “Urban Transformation and Pre-disaster Vulnerability of Chapagaon, Lalitpur, Nepal”, Vaastu - Journal of Architecture Nepal, ASA publication, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Vol. 8, pp.5-10.
Book Publication
    • Bhandari, R.B., Urban Rituals and Coping with Disasters; Case Studies of Japan and Nepal, Sage, UK (to be published).
Other Works Forthcoming / Under Review / In Progress
    • Bhandari, R.B (2019), “An Ethnographic Account of Nepal Earthquake 2015”. (UnderReview: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction).
    • Bhandari, R.B., Okada, N. and Yokomatsu, M. (2018), “Trust and Coping with Disaster Risk; A case study of communities in Osaka, Japan”. (Under Review: Disaster Prevention and Management).
    • Owen, C., Bhandari, R.B. and Brooks, B. (2017), “The role of distributed collaboration in emergency management coordination”. (Under Review: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management).

Selected Conference Papers / Reports (* indicates peer reviewed papers)
    • Owen, C., Bhandari, R.B., Bearman, C., Abbassi, A. and Brooks, B. (2014), “Organising for Effective Incident Management Final Report”, Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (BCRC), Australia, April, 2014.
    • Owen, C., Brooks, B., Paton, D., Bhandari, R.B., Curnin, S. and Bearman, C. (2013). “Multiagency Emergency Management Coordination above the IMT”, BCRC Fire note 118 under Effective Incident Management Organising above the Incident Management Team Project, October, 2013.
    • Bhandari, R. B. and Curnin, S. (2012), “Case study of incident management approaches: Examining state level arrangements”, University of Tasmania and BCRC, Australia, 2012.
    • Bhandari, R.B., Owen, C., Curnin, S. and Brooks, B. (2012), “Draft report to the AIIMS Steering group to provide guidance and direction on incident management approaches”, Report submitted to the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Bhandari, R.B. and Okada, N. (2010), “Social Capital as the basis for community disaster resilience: Case Studies from Japan and Nepal”, The 10th IIASA – DPRI Conference of Integrated Disaster Risk Management Society, Vienna, Austria, October, 2010.
    • *Bhandari, R. B., Okada, N., Yokomatsu, M., and Ikeo, H. (2010), “Analyzing Urban Rituals with Reference to Development of Social Capital for Disaster Resilience: A Case Study of Kishiwada, Japan”, Peer reviewed article in IEEE, International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Istanbul,Turkey,ISSN:1062-922X,pp.3477-3482. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5642437&tag=1.
    • Bhandari, R. B., Okada, N., Yokomatsu, M., and Ikeo, H.(2010), “Urban Rituals, Social Capital and Disaster Resilience: Analysis of findings from Japan”, The Fifth China-Japan Joint Seminar on Risk Management- Addressing Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management & Energy Security, Beijing, China, March 25-27, 2010.
    • Bhandari, R. B. and Okada, N. (2009), “Interpreting Urban Ritual Event as a Means to Improve the Capacity to Cope with Disaster Risk: A Case Study of Urban Communities in Kathmandu”, Proceedings of the Young Scientists Session, the 9th IIASA-DPRI Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management, Kyoto, Japan, pp.7-13.
    • *Bhandari, R. B. and Okada, N. (2009), “Activating the Process of Risk Communication through Urban Rituals: A Case Study of Kathmandu, Nepal”, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Institute of Social Safety Science Japan, (No. 24), pp. 71-74.
    • *Bhandari, R. B., Okada, N., Yokomatsu M. and Ikeo H.(2009), “Building a Disaster Resilient Community through Ritual based Social Capital; A Brief Analysis of Findings from the Case Study of Kishiwada”, Annuals of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, No. 53A, pp.137-149.
    • *Bhandari, R. B. and Okada, N.(2009), “Formulating Time Tested Knowledge for Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction; A Case Study of Kathmandu”, Annuals of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan, No. 52 B, pp. 145-152.
    • *Bhandari, R. B. and Okada, N.(2008), “Urban Diagnosis as a Method to Assess Vulnerability of Communities in the Context of Spatial Planning and Management; Kathmandu Valley”, Annuals of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan, No. 51 B, pp. 147-154.
Conference Posters
    • Bhandari, R.B. and Owen, C. (2013): ‘Influence of Organisational features in emergency management performance, A case study of Australia and New Zealand”, The Annual Conference of Australian Fire Authorities Council, AFAC 2013, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Owen, C., Bhandari, R.B., Bearman, C., Brooks, B. and Curnin, S. (2013): “Multiagency Emergency Management Coordination in Australian Jurisdictions”, The Annual Conference of Australian Fire Authorities Council, AFAC 2013, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Bhandari, R.B., Owen, C. and Brooks, B. (2012): “Organisational features and their effect in the perceived performance of emergency management organizations”, The Annual Conference of Australian Fire Authorities Council, AFAC 2012, Perth, Australia.
Manuscript Reviews
    • Disaster Prevention and Management (7)
    • International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (4)
    • International Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management (3)
    • International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (6)
    • International Journal of Applied Social Science (4)
    • Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (3)
    • International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (4)
Professional Affiliations
    • Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, Australia.
    • Member, IDRiM (Integrated disaster risk management) society, DisasterPrevention Research Institute ,Kyoto, Japan – International Institute of Applied System Analysis, Vienna, Austria (IIASA) forum.
    • VETASSESS registered Urban and Regional Planner, Australia.
    • Member, Help Nepal Network, Australia Chapter.
    • Member, Urban and Rural Planning Association, Nepal.