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Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Planning, University of Waikato

Dr Raven Cretney is a social scientist working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waikato and with the Resilience to Nature's Challenges National Science Challenge. Her research focuses on how communities participate in decision-making and policy change relating to post-disaster and environmental politics. She has published widely on the politics of resilience, environmental issues, and disaster recovery.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Waikato


  • 2017 
    RMIT University, PhD
  • 2013 
    Victoria University of Wellington, Master of Environmental Studies
  • 2011 
    Victoria University of Wellington, Bachelor of Arts (Geography)