Yung-Fang Chen

Senior Lecturer in Disaster Management and Emergency Planning
School of Energy, Construction and Environment
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENT AND COMPUTING
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB

 

George Eliot Building
Room: GE514
 
Biography:

Dr Yung-Fang Chen is Senior Lecturer in Disaster Management and Emergency Planning at Coventry UniversityThe focus of her research is on the methodology of planning and evaluating emergency/crisis response training and exercises. Her current projects include tasks for post disaster assistance, in particular, community resilience, reconstruction and social vulnerability. She is also interested in disaster risk reduction education pedagogy. Other research interests include e-learning pedagogyrisk assessment and risk communication. She has been involved in a few community resilience building projects.


Qualifications:

  •  Ph.D., Flood management and training simulation, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • M.A., Education, Coventry University, UK
  • M.A., Political Science, Tung-Hai University, Taiwan
  • B.A. (Hons), Political Science, Tung-Hai University, Taiwan

Research Interests:

  • Training exercise and simulation
  • Risk, crisis and disaster management
  • Corporate governance
  • Flood management
  • Risk communication
  • Post disaster reconstruction

Selected Outputs:


  • Chen, Y. F. (2017) Post-disaster reconstruction strategies: a case study in Taiwan. In T. Sternberg (Ed.) Climate Hazard Dilemmas: Risk, Environment and Security in Asia. London: Routledge.
  • Chen, Y. F. (2016) Post disaster reconstruction in Taiwan. In Kaneko, Y., Matsuoka, K. and Toyoda, T. (eds.) Asian Law in Disasters: Toward a Human-Centered Recovery. London: Routledge.
  • Chen, Y. F. (2015) Community-Based Reconstruction of Society and University Involvement: a Coventry University Model.Sendai Public Forum in Community-Based Reconstruction of Society and University Involvement: East Japan Lessons Compared with Kobe, Aceh, and Sichuan. Organised by Universities of Kobe, Tohoku, and Iwate. Alone with the 3rd World Conference in Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan. http://www.wcdrr.org/conference/events/339
  • Chen, Y. F. (2014) Strengthening the incident command management to protect emergency service personnel. UDN.com. [陳永芳(2015) 健全流程保護災害最前線人員。聯合新聞網。6 August 2014. http://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/PID0004/263222/web/#6L-5076444L.
  • Chen, Y. F., Waston, D, and Miles, L. (2014) Investigating the effectiveness of using immersive virtual world exercises to teach disaster, development and other: a comparative study of tools developed by Coventry University. the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014: 151-154. Available at http://idrc.info/fileadmin/user_upload/idrc/documents/IDRC14_ExtendedAbstracts.pdf
  • Cai, C.A. and Chen, Y. F. (2013) Disaster resilient community: a case study in Zhu-Qi Village in Jia-Yi County’ the 2nd China and Taiwan low-carbon cities and low-carbon community building conference in Bei-Jing, November 2013.蔡建安陳永芳嘉義縣竹崎鄉中和村防災社區成效探討-以蘇力颱風為例。第二届海峡两岸低碳社区建设海峡两岸低碳城市与低碳社区建设研讨会,北京城市系统工程研究中心主办,2013年11月。
  • Knight, C. L., Burgin, G., and Chen, Y. F. (2013) Living with typhoons: disaster management in rural Taiwan. Final report to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
  • Chen, Y. (2013) "Evaluation Of Strategic Emergency Response Training On An OLIVE Platform". Simulation & Gaming 45 (6), 732-751
  • Chen, Y.F.  (2013) Exercise. In Encyclopedia of Crisis Management. Penuel, K. B., Statler, M., and Hagen, R. (eds).
  • 赵家民,陈永芳,易岒珉,林瑞益 (2012) 。台湾嘉义县龙山小学防灾教育实施成效评估工程研究。跨学科视野中的工程第4卷   第4期2012年12月。Chao, J. M., Chen, Y.F., Yi, L. M., and Lin, R. Y. (2012) Evaluation of Effectiveness of Disaster Prevention Education in Longshan Primary School, Jiayi County, Taiwan. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING STUDIES 4(4): 420-428.
  • 赵家民,陈永芳,蔡建安(2012)。防灾小区推动成效之探讨-以嘉义县中和村为例。海峡两岸低碳城市与低碳社区建设研讨会,北京城市系统工程研究中心,台湾南华大学主办,2012年4月10日,69-79页。[Chao, J.M., Chen, Y. F., and Cai, J.A. (2012) A study on the development of disaster resistant communities: using Zhong-He village, Jia-Yi County, as an example. China and Taiwan low-carbon cities and low-carbon community building conference, 10 Apr 2012: 69-79.]
  • 赵家民,陈永芳,易岭珉,林瑞益。小学学童实施防灾教育之学习成效研究-以嘉义县龙山小学为例。海峡两岸低碳城市与低碳社区建设研讨会,北京城市系统工程研究中心,台湾南华大学主办,2012年4月10日。[Chao, J.M., Chen, Y. F., Yi, L. M., and Lin, R. Y. (2012) A research on the effectiveness of disaster education in the school education - using Long Shang Primary School in Jia-Yi as an example.China and Taiwan low-carbon cities and low-carbon community building conference, 10 Apr 2012: 80-95.]
  • Percy, C., Chen, Y.F., Bibi, A., Coles-Jordan, D., Dodson, E., Evans, T., Kllingberg, D., and van der Bruggen, M. (2011) The contribution of human psychology to disaster management: mitigation, advance preparedness, response and recovery. 2nd International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes. Orlando, USA. 11-13 May 2011.
  • Chen, Y.F. (2011) 'Fundraising'. In Encyclopaedia of Disaster Relief. Ed. by Penuel, K.B., and Statler, M. London: SAGE Publications
  • Chen, Y.F. (2011) 'Kobe Earthquake'. In Encyclopaedia of Disaster Relief. Ed. by Penuel, K.B., and Statler, M. London: SAGE Publications
  • Chen, Y.F. (2011) 'Business Continuity Planning'. In Encyclopaedia of Disaster Relief. Ed. by Penuel, K.B., and Statler, M. London: SAGE Publications
  • Chen, Y.F. (2010) 'Exercise Atlantis: an evaluation of strategic emergency response training at OLIVE platform'. Proceedings of the Thai Sim Conference, 'Thai Sim Conference'. Held 25-27 Mar 2010 in Trang, Thailand
  • Shiue, G, Chao, C. M. and Chen, Y.F. (2009) '(translation) A Study of the Enterprise’s Mission of the Mega Bank’s Environmental Credit Risk Assessment System Influence the Staffs’ Behavioral Intension'.
  • Carmin, J. and Leaning, J. (trans. by Chen, Y.F.) (2009) 11.941 Disaster, Vulnerability and Resilience. Available from http://bit.ly/lQlRY1
  • Chen, Y.F., Chao, J. M. and Liu, Z.H. (2009) 'Holistic flood management: do you dare to do it, or can you?'.
  • Lan, C.H., Chuang, L.L. and Chen, Y.F. (2009) 'Performance efficiency and resource allocation strategy for fire department with the stochastic consideration'. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management 9 (3), 296-315
  • Chen, Y.F., Rebolledo-Mendez, G., Liarokapis, F., de Freitas, S., and Parker, E. (2008) 'Using On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment to develop training methods for emergency services'. Proceedings of the C-Games 2008 conference, 'C-Games 2008'. Held 03-05 Nov 2008 in Wolverhampton, UK
  • Chen, Y.F., Chao, J. M., and Chao, K. (2008) 'A guide to plan for crisis exercises'. Monthly Journal of National Fire Department,82-87
  • Chen, Y.F., and Borodzicz, E. (2006) 'Can training exercises facilitate the capability to respond to disasters?'. Engineering geology for tomorrow’s cities, The 10th IAEG Congress proceedings, 708, 'The 10th IAEG Congress'. Held 06-10 Sep 2006 in Nottingham, UK.
  • Chen, Y.F., and Borodzicz, E. (2006) 'The Exercise ‘Rain’'. In The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook 2005. Ed. by Saunders, D., and Smalley, N. London: Routledge
  • Chen, Y.F., Borodzicz, E., and Chao, J.M. (2005) 'Emergency Management in England'. Journal of Environment and Management 6 (2),71-98
  • Chen, Y.F., Borodzicz, E., and Chao, J.M. (2004) 'Flood Management: A simulation and gaming perspective'. Journal of Environment and Management 4 (2),109-136
  • Chen, Y.F., and Borodzicz, E. (2004) 'Understanding and responding to flooding: A simulation and gaming perspective'. In International Simulation and Gaming Yearbook 2003.
  • Peter, W., and Davies, F. (eds.) (trans. by Ou-Yung, M., and Chen, Y.F.) (2001) Current Issues in Business Ethics. Taipei: Weber
Selected Funding:

  • Wang, J. J., Maa, S., and Chen, Y. F. (2017) An evaluation of the disaster risk reduction education in Taiwan. Funded by the Education Department, Taiwan.
  • Wang, J. J., Maa, S., and Chen, Y. F. (2016) The Study on the Performance Evaluation System of Disaster Management – Taking Program of Disaster Management Capacity Building for Local Government. Funded by the National Fire Agency, Taiwan.
  • Sullivan, G. Blackett, M. and Chen, Y. F. (2015) Natural hazards, disaster-risk reduction, resilience and culture: A multidisciplinary workshop. Newton Researcher Links Workshop Grants. Oct 2014 1845570.
  • McAleavy, T and Chen, Y. F. (2014) Early career researcher pump priming fund: a comparative study of the behaviour of dispatchers in the 911 call centre. Funded by Coventry University.
  • Maa, S. and Chen, Y.F. (2013-2014) National disaster response exercise simulation system, Taiwan: the plan, delivery and evaluation. Funded by Training Centre, National Fire Agency, Taiwan.
  • Chris, K., Chen, Y. F. (2012) Living with typhoons: disaster management in rural Taiwan. Funded by the Royal Geography Society.
  • Designing and evaluating a strategic emergency response training exercise at OLIVE platform, AWM
  • Converting a table-top emergency/crisis response exercise to Second Life platform, BES, Coventry University
  • 2009, Coventry Islandia: an emergency response exercise in Second Life. ASPIRE award, BES, £5,000
  • 2009, vSIM (Virtual Strategic Incident Management Training). The use of virtual world platforms to train for strategic emergency response (Flooding Response Scenario), Interactive Digital Media, £55,000
  • 2008, Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment of CPS Statutory Change: England and Wales (2005-2006), The Crown Prosecution Service
  • 2008-2009, E-learning project: Systems Theory, BES and CIPeL, Coventry University, £9,000
  • 2008, Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment of CPS Statutory Change: England and Wales (2006-2007; 2007-2008), The Crown Prosecution Service
  • 2007, Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment of CPS Statutory Change: England and Wales, The Crown Prosecution Service, £9,000
  • 2002, Emergency Management System in UK, Italy, France, US, Japan and Korea, National Fire Department Project, Taiwan, £6,000
Selected Professional Activities:

  • Assessor for Higher Education Student Volunteering Awards 2010
  • Reviewer for National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2010
Other Responsibilities:

  • Manager of Direct Entry Programme: International Disaster Management and Environmental Management
  • Module Leader
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