Tinu Rose Francis

Doctoral Candidate

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Tinu is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland. She completed her Masters in Disaster Management with specialization in Remote Sensing and GIS at the Mahatma Gandhi University, India. She has a background in Disaster Risk Reduction and Geospatial analysis. She worked as a project officer in DRM (Disaster Risk Management) and DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) projects for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Government of India.

Tinu’s research focuses on “Attaining Resilience through Disaster Recovery” which aims for better resilience by incorporating key resilience elements in post-disaster restoration. This research aims to investigate the effectiveness of Building Back Better in the recovery of the built environment including residential, public and lifeline buildings to produce a resilient outcome. Her research uses post-disaster case studies in Christchurch looking at the recovery planning and implementation by the Christchurch City Council and Waimakariri District Council. Tinu has also been looking at the development of an online Tool for Building Back Better. The outcome of her research will enhance recovery by incorporating better resilience thinking for built environment recovery planning.