Corner of Creek and David streets, North Booval.
Corner of Creek and David streets, North Booval. Contributed/Brad Wilson

UQ needs volunteers for Ipswich flood study

UNIVERSITY of Queensland researchers are looking to recruit participants from the Ipswich region to take part in a study exploring community resilience in the wake of the 2011 floods.

The ARC-funded study originated in North Booval and focuses on the role that neighbours can play to help one another in preparing for and recovering from disasters.

Associate Professor Lynda Cheshire from the School of Social Science said so far they had interviewed 17 participants in flood-affected streets.

"However, certain parts of the suburb had high numbers of rental properties and many tenants simply left and never came back, so we are calling for more participants - especially those who have not returned but who may still be living elsewhere in Ipswich," Assoc Prof Cheshire said.

If you are interested in participating call 0438 931 072 or email l.durnian@uq.edu.au.



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