The Influence of Culture on Organisational Resilience
Sabrina earned her Bachelors of Administrative Studies (Hons) in General Management, and Certificate in Emergency Management in 2010, and her Masters degree in Disaster and Emergency Management in 2013 from York University in Toronto, Canada. Her Masters research was titled "THE PANDEMICS PROJECT – The Potential of Recurrent Epidemics and Pandemics in a Highly Mobile Global Society," which highlighted that a multifaceted approach is needed in order to determine the suitable precautionary measures required to ascertain and interdict the potential for recurrent epidemics and pandemics in this highly mobile global society. She completed an Attestation of Attendance – Sciences de la Terre et de l’environnement – CERG-C for field work from the University of Geneva in 2014. Sabrina has worked as a Research Assistant for two years, including work for a Community Resiliency project, and within a range of public preparedness education roles for three years.
Under the supervision of Dr. Bernard Walker, Dr. Venkataraman Nilakant, and Dr. Tyron Love from early 2015, her thesis investigates the role indigenous culture plays in shaping organisational resilience. Her current research focuses on exploring Māori interpretations of resilience, and how resiliency is implemented in the context of Māori organisations. The research aims to explore Māori organisational interpretations of (1) what constitutes “resilience,” and (2) how Māori experience and implement resiliency.