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Prior, JH, Gorman-Murray, A, McIntyre, E, Connon, I, Adams, J & Madden, B 2019, 'A geography of residents' worry about the disruptive effects of contaminated sites', Geographical Research.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Connon, I, Prior, JH, McIntyre, E, Adams, J & Madden, B 2019, 'How does living with a disability affect resident worry about environmental contamination? A study of a long-term pervasive hazard', Environmental Hazards.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Fazey, I, Carmen, E, Chapin, FS, Ross, H, Rao-Williams, J, Lyon, C, Connon, ILC, Searle, BA & Knox, K 2018, 'Community resilience for a 1.5 °C world', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol. 31, pp. 30-40.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Ten essentials are presented for community resilience initiatives in the context of achieving a 1.5 °C world: enhance adaptability; take account of shocks and stresses; work horizontally across issues; work vertically across social scales; aggressively reduce carbon emissions; build narratives about climate change; engage directly with futures; focus on climate disadvantage; focus on processes and pathways; and encourage transformations for resilience. Together the essentials highlight that resilience initiatives seeking to retain the status quo will be detrimental when they enable societies to cling to unsustainable activities. Instead, climate resilience initiatives need to be viewed more as a process of transformative social change, where learning, power, inequities and relationships matter. Finally, there is an urgent need for researchers to shift focus away from examining the nature of resilience to accelerating learning about fostering resilience in practice.
Connon, I, Prior, JH & Fam, D 2018, 'Danger from the outside in: Resident perceptions of environmental contamination in home environments', Human Ecology Review, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 129-151.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
McIntyre, E, Prior, J, Connon, ILC, Adams, J & Madden, B 2018, 'Sociodemographic predictors of residents worry about contaminated sites.', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 643, pp. 1623-1630.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
The management and remediation of contaminated environments increasingly involves engagement with affected local residents. Of late, risk communication tools and guidelines have drawn attention to the stress and concern of residents as a result of heightened awareness of localised contamination and the need to address these less visible impacts of contamination when engaging with affected communities. Despite this emerging focus, there is an absence of research exploring the factors that predict resident worry about neighbourhood contamination. This paper aims to address this shortcoming by drawing on data from a cross-sectional survey of 2009 adult residents in neighbourhoods near 13 contaminated sites across Australia. Analyses used ordered logistic regression to determine the sociodemographic, environmental, and knowledge-based factors that influence residents' degree of worry. The findings suggest age, gender and income significantly affect residents' degree of worry. Being knowledgeable about the contaminant was associated with lower degrees of worry. Conversely, having a stronger sense of place within a neighbourhood predicted higher degrees of worry. Type of contaminant also impacted resident worry, with residents being less likely to worry about hydrocarbon, asbestos and waste than other types of contaminants. Our analyses suggest resident worry can be reduced through improving access to accurate information and the development of specific risk reduction strategies tailored to each neighbourhood and aimed at the heterogeneous distribution of worry amongst residential populations.
Prior, JH, Connon, I, McIntyre, E, Adams, J, Capon, T, Kent, J, Rissel, C, Thomas, L, Thompson, S & Westcott, H 2018, 'Built environment interventions for human and planetary health: integrating health in climate change adaption and mitigation', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. e2841831-e2841831.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Objectives: Human-generated climate change is causing adverse health effects through multiple direct pathways (e.g. heatwaves, sea-level rise, storm frequency and intensity) and indirect pathways (e.g. food and water insecurity, social instability). Although the health system has a key role to play in addressing these health effects, so too do those professions tasked with the development of the built environment (urban and regional planners, urban designers, landscapers and architects), through improvements to buildings, streets, neighbourhoods, suburbs and cities. This article reports on the ways in which urban planning and design, and architectural interventions, can address the health effects of climate change; and the scope of climate change adaptation and mitigation approaches being implemented by the built environment professions.
Type of program or service: Built environment adaptations and mitigations and their connections to the ways in which urban planning, urban design and architectural practices are addressing the health effects of climate change.
Methods: Our reflections draw on the findings of a recent review of existing health and planning literature. First, we explore the ways in which 'adaptation' and 'mitigation' relate to the notion of human and planetary health. We then outline the broad scope of adaptation and mitigation interventions being envisioned, and in some instances actioned, by built environment professionals.
Results: Analysis of the review's findings reveals that adaptations developed by built environment professions predominantly focus on protecting human health and wellbeing from the effects of climate change. In contrast, built environment mitigations address climate change by embracing a deeper understanding of the co-benefits inherent in the interconnectedness of human health and wellbeing and the health of the ecosystem on which it depends. In the final section, we highlight the ethical transition that these approaches de...
Connon, I 2019, 'Young, Mobile, but Alone in the Cold: Experiences of Young Urban In-Migrants to Extreme Weather Events in the UK' in Rivera, F (ed), Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research, Butterworth-Heinemann.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Adams, J, Prior, JH, Sibbritt, D, Connon, I, Dunston, R, McIntyre, E & Lauche, R 2019, 'The use of self-care practices and products by women with chronic illness: A case study of older women with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis' in Adams, J, Steel, A, Broom, A & Frawley, J (eds), Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Routledge, New York, pp. 77-94.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Adams, J, Sibbritt, D, Prior, JH, Connon, I, McIntyre, E, Dunston, R, Lauche, R & Steel, A 2019, 'The role and influence of women in the workforce and practice of complementary and integrative medicine: Contemporary trends and future prospects' in Adams, J, Steel, A, Broom, A & Frawley, J (eds), Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Routledge, New York, pp. 142-151.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Connon, I & Simpson, A 2017, 'Critical Geography: An Introduction' in McGlinchey, S, Walters, R & Gold, D (eds), International Relations Theory, E-International Relations Publishing, Bristol, England, pp. 110-116.
Connon, ILC 2017, 'Transcending the triad: Political distrust, local cultural norms and reconceptualising the drivers of domestic energy poverty in the UK' in Energy Poverty and Vulnerability: A Global Perspective, pp. 46-60.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2018 selection and editorial matter, Neil Simcock, Harriet Thomson, Saska Petrova and Stefan Bouzarovski; individual chapters, the contributors. This study contributes to the existing understandings of the drivers of domestic energy poverty by examining how locally-embedded cultural factors intersect with wider economic and political processes in constituting and perpetuating energy deprivation. Drawing upon qualitative evidence obtained from research in four case study sites in the United Kingdom, the chapter argues that energy poverty needs to be reconceptualised beyond simple triadic approaches to one that highlights the significance of the role that locally-embedded cultural norms play in driving experiences of energy poverty and in generating resistance to engagement with energy poverty alleviation initiatives.
Connon, I 2012, 'Deconstructing cultural loss: the significance of Alutiiq subsistence-based practices and values for conceptions of their collective identity prior to the 1989 oil spill' in Daveluy, M, Levesque, F & Ferguson, J (eds), Humanizing security in the Arctic, Canadian Circumpolar Institute: Occassional Publication Series, Edmonton, Canada.
Connon, I 2019, '(Re)Imagining Through the Eye of a Storm: Recovery, Reconstructing and Re-attending to Lifeworlds in a Flood Hazard Context'.
Research paper presented at the American Anthropological Association annual conference 2018, San Jose, California, USA. 14th-20th November 2018
Connon, I 2019, ''It doesn't feel like home any more': Untangling multiple dimensions of experiences of displacement', Uppsala, Sweden.
Research paper to be presented at The Fourth Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS) , June 10-12, Uppsala, Sweden.
Connon, I 2019, 'Men adrift and women aground? Understanding the gendered experiences of loss and displacement through responses to temporary displacement during extreme weather', Vancouver, Canada.
Research paper to be presented at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting 2019, 20-24th November 2019, Vancouver, Canada
Ibrahim, U, Prior, J & Connon, I 2019, 'Leadership for Planetary Health Transdisciplinary Collaborations for Sustainable Urban Development', Melbourne, Australia.
Research paper presented at the Leadership for Inclusive Development conference 2019, Melbourne, Australia, 12-13 June 2019.
Research paper presented at the Ecoforum Conference 2018, Sydney, Australia, 2nd-4th October 2018.
Connon, I, Prior, J, Kent, JL & Goh, L 2019, 'What Types of Evidence are Available for Translating Health Evidence into Planning Strategies for Higher Density Living: A Review of the Literature', Perth, Australia.
Research paper for the annual State of Australian Cities (SOAC) conference 2019, Perth Australia, 3-5 December 2019
Connon, ILC, Prior, J, Kent, JL, Thomas, L, McIntyre, E, Adams, J, Capon, A, Rissel, C & Thompson, SM 2019, 'Conceptualising health for understanding healthy higher density living: A systematic narrative literature review', 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Connon, I, Prior, J, McIntyre, E, Adams, J & Madden, B 2018, 'The relations between disability and residents worry about environmental contamination', Australian Public Health Conference 2018, Australian Public Health Conference, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Connon, I 2017, 'Emotionality in the making of a local politics of suffering in a UK environmental hazard context'', Ottawa, Canada.
Research paper presented at the panel session 'The Scope of the Anthropology of Risk and Disaster', at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May 2017.
Connon, I 2017, 'Energy Poverty and Vulnerability: Developing a Global Perspective', London, UK.
Contribution to conference discussion panel session at the Royal Geographic Society Conference, August 2017.
Connon, I 2017, 'Local Knowledge and Risk Communication in Volcanic Environments: Challenges and Opportunities', Local Knowledge and Risk Communication in Volcanic Environments: Challenges and Opportunities, The University of Dundee, Dundee Scotland, UK..
Connon, I 2017, 'Seeing through the multiple lenses via transdisciplinary research: Overcoming institutional barriers to transformation', Dundee, Scotland, UK.
Research paper presented at the Transformations conference at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK, 20 September 2017
Connon, I 2017, 'The resilience of the masculine: The gendered dimensions of responses to extreme weather in the UK', London, UK.
Paper prepared for the UK Alliance for Disaster Research Conference, London, UK, January 2017
Connon, I & Hall, E 2017, 'Power Outages, Extreme Weather, and Hazard Mitigation: A one-day mini conference', Power Outages, Extreme Weather, and Hazard Mitigation: A one-day mini conference, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
Connon, I 2016, 'An im(perfect) storm? Rethinking disaster through crisis-scapes in UK storm responses', Minneapolis, USA.
Research paper presented at the panel session 'Water Crises: Catastrophe and Community' (DICAN) at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association 2016, Minneapolis, US, November 2016,
Connon, I 2016, 'Capitalising the local and no lights in the dark': Extreme weather, local knowledge, neoliberalisation and new 'paradoxes of participation' in local community storm response activities in the UK', Milan, Italy.
Research paper presented at session, 'Disaster Capitalism as Creative Destruction' (DICAN), at the European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference, Milan, July 2016.
Connon, I 2016, 'Contested spaces, diverse places: Socio-cultural diversity and weather-related hazard mitigation policy in contemporary rural Scotland', Vienna, Austria.
Research paper presented at panel session, 'Indigenous, Rural and Traditional Forms of Knowledge: Incorporating Cultural Difference into Discussions of Climate Change, Adaptation, Mitigation and Cultural Diversity' in the 'RC Sociology of Disasters' at the International Sociological Association Forum Conference 2016, Vienna, Austria, July 2016
Connon, I 2016, 'Disrupting the flow and disentangling the discomfort: An examination of the deconstruction and re-negotiation of collective meaning in driving processes of change through engagement in participatory-action research', Dundee, Scotland, UK.
Presentation given at the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience Annual Symposium (CECHR), Dundee, February 2016,
Connon, I 2016, 'Local Agency and Creative Resistance to Official Emergency Flood Response Advice in Contemporary Scotland', London, UK.
Research paper presented at the panel session on Cultures and Risk: Understanding Institutional and Peoples' Behaviour in Relation to Climate Risks, at the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change Conference, London, May 2016.
Connon, I 2016, ''No space for a story?' Complexities, contestations and the use of oral narrative methodologies in contemporary disaster response and mitigation research', Durham, UK.
Research paper presented at session, 'From words to lifeworlds: re-assessing the role of narratives in the context of crisis', at the Association of Social Anthropologists Conference 2016, Durham, July 2016
Connon, I 2016, 'Transcending the Triad: Political distrust, localised cultural norms and reconceptualising the drivers and effects of domestic fuel poverty in the UK', London, UK.
Research paper presented at the session, 'Beyond the Triad: Exploring the Drivers of Domestic Energy Deprivation', at the Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference 2016, London, August 2016
Connon, I & Hall, E 2016, 'Breaking through barriers, boundaries and the ties that bind: The role of nexus thinking in developing transboundary approaches to mitigating the human impacts of climate change', London, UK.
Co-Convenor and contributor to discussion panel session at the Royal Geographic Society Conference, August 2016
Connon, I 2013, 'Discussing Climate Change from An Anthropological Perspective', Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Presentation at the 'War Over Natural Resources Conference' at the University of Aberdeen, March 2013
Connon, I 2010, 'Alutiiq subsistence, cultural security and the consumption of locally harvested resources', Edmonton, Canada..
Paper presented at IPSSAS seminar in Edmonton, Canada, May 2010
Connon, I 2017, 'Beyond 'real' Versus 'imagined' Risk: Lessons in Understanding Environmental Hazard Risk Perception for Effective Communication and Emergency Response''.
Presentation for the Annual Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES) annual meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland. 19th November 2017.
Connon, I 2017, 'New Directions in Environmental Contamination and Remediation Research'.
Presentation given at the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) Research Symposium, Dundee, UK, February 2017.
Connon, I 2015, 'Meeting the needs of persons with disabilities during extreme weather events in the UK'.
Presentation given at the Health, Human Rights and Development Conference organised by the Social Dimensions of Health Institute at the University of Dundee, Dundee, 6 October 2015
Connon, I 2015, 'Thunder in the dark: Experiencing power outages in extreme weather events'.
,'Turbo-talk' presentation delivered at the 'Facing the Future' interdisciplinary conference organised by the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience, May 2015
Connon, I 2014, 'When the lights go out, whose afraid of the dark?'.
Poster presentation presented at the Social Dimensions of Health research showcase event, December 2014.