Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Valerie Ingham

Associate Professor Valerie Ingham

PhD (UWS, Centre for Cultural Research); Master of Education; Bachelor of Adult Education

Profile

Associate Professor Val Ingham joined Charles Sturt University in 2005, where she lectures in emergency management and coordinates the fire investigation program. Her PhD examined the somatic and aesthetic awareness of incident controllers in time pressured decision making. She is a founding member and leader of the Bangladesh Australia Disaster Research Group and her research interests include perceptions of risk and resilience in Bangladeshi and Australian communities, and the tertiary education of Emergency Managers. Val is experienced in the design, development and delivery of programs in the disciplines of emergency management, fire services and previously adult education and community services. She has a keen interest in developing academic learning skills and promoting teaching excellence for adult learners.

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Teaching

Associate Professor Val Ingham teaches into the Master of Emergency Management and coordinates the Fire Investigation courses. She also supervises PhD and Doctor of Public Safety students.

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Research

  • Somatic and aesthetic awareness in time-pressured decision making
  • The tertiary education of Emergency Managers
  • Community resilience and disaster recovery

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Publications


Pending Publications

Ingham, V. & Redshaw, R. (2017). Connecting Community Organisations for Disaster Preparedness, International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering.

Redshaw, R., Ingham, V., Hicks, J. & Milne, J. (2017).Community preparedness through community sector engagement in the Blue Mountains, Australian Journal of Emergency Management

Book Chapter

Ingham, V. (2014). Multimodal research applied to decision making by incident controllers on the fireground, (Chapter 4), in Barrett E. and Bolt B. (Eds.) Material Inventions: Applying Creative Research (2014), London and New York: I.B. Tauris Co & Ltd. Hardback; ISBN: 9781780769868; Publication Date: 30 Aug 2014

Journal Articles 

Islam, R., Ingham, V., & Hicks, J. (2017). Flooding in Bangladesh: An In-Depth Analysis of Community Disaster Resilience applying the 'Production Model' The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, 11(4).

Ingham, V. (2016). Connecting in multiple non-linear ways: Aesthetic awareness on the fireground The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, 11(4)1-9ISSN 2326-9952.

Ingham, V., Islam, R., Hicks, J., Manock, I., & Sappey, R., (2015). Evidence of Adaption to Flooding from three Regions in Bangladesh: A Multidisciplinary Study. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences. 9(3-4)11-23

Islam, R., Ingham, V., Hicks, J., & Manock, I. (2014). The Changing Role of Women in Resilience, Recovery and Economic Development at the Intersection of Recurrent Disaster: A Case Study from Sirajgang, Bangladesh. Journal of Asian and African Studies. http://jas.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/12/10/0021909614560244.full.pdf?ijkey=9JjbrF3I2UiOIjO&keytype=finite Published online before print December 11, 2014, doi: 10.1177/0021909614560244

Redshaw, S.,Ingham, V.& Loftus, S. (2015). Emergency decision making: an exploration of tensions between communities of practice. Int. J. Emergency Management. 11(1)62-75

Ingham, V. (2015).Balancing connections: The fulcrum of art and aesthetics at work. International Journal of the Arts in Society. 10(3)

Manock, I., Islam, R., Hicks, J., Sappey, R.B.  & Ingham, V., (2013). Perceptions of institutional and social response to frequent flooding in an Australian rural town. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 28(1) 42-48

Islam, R., Manock, I. Sappey, R. Hicks, J. & Ingham, V., Flooding in Bangladesh and Australia: Applying an Interdisciplinary Model. (2012). International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 6(8 )81-92. Paper available at http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.1515/m.2

Ingham, V., Hicks, J., Islam, R., Manock, I., & Sappey, R. (2012) An interdisciplinary approach to disaster management, incorporating economics and social psychology. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 6(5). Paper available at http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.1460

Ingham, V. & Ingham, B. (2010). Effective training of mine rescue personnel: A case study. Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 25(1) 58-63. https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-25-01-14 

Ingham, V. (2009). Connecting aesthetic judgement and situational awareness. International Journal of the Arts in Society. 4(1) 239-249

Ingham, V. (2008). Crisis communication and multimodal decision making on the fireground. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 23(3) 9-13 https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-23-03-03

Ingham, V. (Jun. 2007). Decisions on fire. M/ C Journal, 10(3). Paper available http://journal.media-culture.org.au/0706/06-ingham.php

Ingham, V. (2007). Emergency Management and blended learning. Back to Base. 2(3), Emergency Services Learning & Development: Penrith, NSW.

Ingham, V. (2006). Something's not quite right. ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, University of Sydney 11-13th December 2006. Refereed paper available at:
http://www.acspri.org.au/conference2006//proceedings/

Ingham, V. (2006). Risk perception and decision making. Back to Base. 1(4), Emergency Services Learning & Development: Penrith, NSW.

Ingham, V., Flynn, L., Mozer, M. & Manock, I. (2005). Developing a model for meeting learners needs: a blended learning approach in designing effective course resources. ODLAA Conference: Breaking Down Barriers, Adelaide, August.

Childs, M., Morris, M. & Ingham, V. (2004). The rise and rise of clean, white collar (firefighting) work. Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management. 13(5) 409-414

Childs, M., Ingham, V., & Wagner, R. (2002). Recognition of prior learning on the web - a case of Australian Universities. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 42(1) 40-55

Selected Conferences

Ingham, V. & Redshaw, S. (2016). 'Will the twain ever meet?', 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, July 2016.

Islam, M. R. Ingham, V., Hicks, J., Manock, I., & Sappey, R. (2016). 'Production Model' of community disaster resilience and psycho-social recovery: Application to flooding in rural Bangladesh from economics perspective. Gobeshona Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh - January, 2016.

Redshaw, S., Ingham, V., Harrison, K., Quigley, T. & Newton, K. (2016). 'Lessons learned from collaboration in the Blue Mountains', Australia and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference Earth: Fire & Rain, Jupiter's Casino, Gold Coast QLD, May 2-3rd.

Ingham, V. and Redshaw, R., Harrison, K. and Quigley, T. (2015). 'Exploring community resilience and vulnerabilities in the Blue Mountains', Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA), 20-22 October, Bathurst, NSW.

Redshaw, S., Ingham, V., Harrison, K., Quigley, T. & Newton, K.  (2015, Sept 1-3).   'Shared responsibility – Shades of Grey', Australasian Fire Authorities Council conference theme 'New Directions in Emergency Management', Adelaide September 1-3 (to be published in Australian Journal of Emergency Management).

Redshaw, R., & Ingham, V. (2015). 'Sharing responsibility at community level: social resilience and local connections', 5th Building Resilience Conference 2015. Newcastle University, July 15-17. Paper accepted for presentation and submitted for blind peer review & subsequent publication in refereed conference proceedings.

Ingham, V. (2015).Connecting in multiple non-linear ways: Aesthetic awareness on the fireground
The International Arts in Society Conference, Imperial College, London, July 22-24th. 

Ingham, V. (2014). Balancing connections: The fulcrum of art and aesthetics at work. The International Arts in Society Conference, Sapienza University, Rome, June 25-27th

Ingham, V. (2013). Visual Research Methods Workshop, guest presenter, Wagga Wagga Campus, 4 November

Ingham V. & Manock, I. (2013). Towards a distinct discipline: Emergency Management, The Australia and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference Earth: Fire & Raine, Brisbane Mecure Hotel, May 29-31st

Ingham, V. (2013, Jan 24th). Leadership in non routine situations. Leadership in Crisis: Beyond Command and Control. AEMI: Mt Macedon. Guest presenter. (also 2-4 May, 2012)

Ingham, V. (2012, 10, 11th Oct). Dangerous Discussions: The convergence of fire services, emergency management and tertiary education. Fire NZ, Defining the Future: Standards and Practice. Rotorua, NZ.

Ingham, V. (2012, 2-4 May). The art of decision making in time critical situations (leadership in non-routine situations). Leadership in Crisis: Beyond Command and Control. AEMI: Mt Macedon. Guest presenter.

Ingham, V. (2012, 18 April). A cross-cultural examination of risk perception and building community resilience. The Australia and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, Earth: Fire and Rain, Brisbane, April 16-18.

Hicks, J. Ingham, V., Islam, M. R., Manock, I. & Richard Sappey (August, 2012). Adapting to flooding: evidence from three regions in Bangladesh. XIII World Congress of Rural Sociology, Lisbon, Portugal

Ingham, V. (2011). Community resilience in the face of disaster. IAG Geography on the edge
University of Wollongong, July 3-6.

Ingham, V. (2010). The commodification of risk and response: A trans-disciplinary study of emergency management within Molong, NSW and a Bangladeshi community. ISA World Congress for RC39 Sociology of Disasters; Gothenburg, Sweden, 11-17 July 2010.

Ingham, V. (2009). Applying creative research to a domain previously conceived of as a 'science'. Material Inventions: Applying Creative Research, Nov 30 and Dec 1, Deakin University.

Ingham, V. (2009).  Multimodal Decision Making for the Incident Commander. International Fire Engineers Conference, Protecting the Protectors. Rydges Hotel Parramatta , 1st May 2009. Keynote speaker.

Ingham, V. (2008). Crisis Communication and Multimodal Decision Making on the Fireground. Australian Journal of Emergency Management and the
Emergency Media and Public Affairs Conference. Surfers Paradise June 25-27, 2008

Ingham, V. (2007). Multimodal Decision Making: On the fireground and in data analysis. Cultural Studies NOW: An international conference. University of East London. July 2007

Ingham, V. (2006).  Something's not quite right. ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, University of Sydney 11-13th December 2006. Refereed paper available at:
http://www.acspri.org.au/conference2006//proceedings/

Ingham, V. (2006). Multimodal Decision Making. XVI  ISA World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa, The quality of existence in a globalising world 23-29 July 2006. Abstract in Cambridge Sociological Abstracts.

Ingham, V. (2006) Risk perception and decision making, Inaugural Women in Firefighting Conference (WIF) Same but Different, Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. June 6,7 & 8.

Ingham, V. (2005) Risk perception, poster presentation. 12th Annual AFAC Conference and Inaugural Bushfire CRC Conference, 6-8 October 2005, Auckland, New Zealand.

Ingham, V., Flynn, L., Mozer, M. & Manock, I. (2005).  Developing a model for meeting learners needs: a blended learning approach in designing effective course resources. CSU Teaching & Learning Conference, September 2005.

Ingham, V., Flynn, L., Mozer, M. & Manock, I. (2005).  Developing a model for meeting learners needs: a blended learning approach in designing effective course resources. ODLAA Conference: Breaking Down Barriers, Adelaide, August 2005.

Ingham, V. (2004) The Nature of Risk, Decision Making and Social Space. 11th Annual AFAC Conference and Inaugural Bushfire CRC Conference 7-9 October 2004, Perth, Western Australia.

Ingham, V. & Martinez, G. (2003). I never say I'm a Work-based Learning Coordinator! Adult Learning Australia, 43rd Annual National conference, 27th to 30th November at the University of Technology

Ingham, V. et al (2003). Noel and Noelene Edge Are Alive and Well and Living in the Suburbs! National Forum on "Bringing Knowledge to Life - Learning and Community Engagement", Wednesday 16th July at the Carlton Hotel, Parramatta, Sydney

Reports

Redshaw, S. Ingham, V., Harrison, K., & Quigley, T. (2016). BSAFE. Blue Mountains Sustainable Approaches to Fire and Emergencies: A Community Action Model to build resilience, improve preparedness and enhance self-responsibility. Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, March 2016. 

Ingham, V., Redshaw, S. Hardgrove, P., Quigley, T., & Harrison, K. (2015). Community Connections: Vulnerability and Resilience in the Blue Mountains, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, March 2015.
ISBN 978-1-86-467260-2

Childs, M., & Ingham, V. (2002). From Senior Fire Fighter to Station Officer- what does it take? Sydney: University of Western Sydney.

Childs, M., & Ingham, V. (2002). The Professional Development of Senior Fire Fighters Seeking Promotion to Station Officer in the New South Wales Fire Brigades. Sydney: University of Western Sydney.

Professional Acknowledgement

ILWS Team Award for Research, 2010.

UWS Vice Chancellor's Excellence Award, Highly Commended, for Rural and Regional Engagement, December 2004.


Membership of a Professional Body

I am a member of Research Committee 39 - The Sociology of Disasters (RC39), and the International Sociological Association (ISA).

I am a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).Ingham, V., Redshaw, R., Hardgrove, P., Quigley, T., & Harisson, K. (2015). Community Connections: Vulnerability and Resilience in the Blue Mountains.

Publisher: Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, March 25th, ISBN 978-1-86-467260-2

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Memberships & Associations

  • Research Committee 39 - The Sociology of Disasters (RC39), and the International Sociological Association, since 2005
  • Generic Disaster & Emergency Management Standards (GEDMS) Steering Committee QUT
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • Disaster Resilience and Preparedness Working Group, Blue Mountains NSW
  • International Interdisciplinary Social Science Knowledge Community
  • International Interdisciplinary Arts in Society Knowledge Community
  • Colleague of the Disaster, Conflict and Social Crisis Research Network (DCSCRN), a network related to the European Sociological Association (ESA, RN08) 


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