Joan Pauline Talubo

Postgraduate Research Student
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Academic and research departments

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

My research project

In the media

Newton Fund Grant Awardees 2018
Newton Fund Grant Awardee
British Council Philippines
Studying the spatial resilience of Batanes for disaster risk and recovery: Joan Talubo 
UK-Philippines CHED-Newton PhD scholar
British Council Philippines

My publications


Joan Pauline Talubo, Roy Alvin Malenab, Stephen Morse, Devendra Saroj (2022)Practitioners' Participatory Development of Indicators for Island Community Resilience to Disasters, In: Sustainability14(7) MDPI

Despite the existence of a wide range of literature on indicators of disaster resilience in various geographical contexts that have been developed by different agencies and academia, not much has been done to include the insights of practitioners at the local level. This paper seeks to address the lack of practitioner insight and perspective by proposing a mixed methodology in developing composite indicators for the resilience of an island community to disasters. We used a combination of participatory approaches, such as semi-structured interviews with key informants, the web-based Delphi method, and expert interviews through a case study site in the Philippines— the Batanes island province. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was utilized to analyse the data from web-Delphi, and the results from the content analysis of the interviews were used to support these findings. From a broad list of 144 indicators, the process identified 22 composite indicators for assessing the disaster resilience of an island community. We conclude that the development of new approaches for assessing disaster resilience of island communities is a positive step towards a better understanding and operationalization of the concept of resilience. The process followed in this paper is a significant milestone in developing new approaches to answer the question of what makes an island community resilient to disasters.