Dr Marion Lara Tan

Academic Summary

PhD in Emergency Management
Massey University, New Zealand

MSc in Programme and Project Management
University of Warwick, United Kingdom

BSc in Management
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines


Research Summary

I am a post-doctoral fellow at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research at Massey University, New Zealand. My research work contributes to enhancing resilience through understanding the intersection between human behaviour and technology during disasters.  I recently completed my PhD degree. My doctoral research was entitled on Usability of disaster apps: understanding the perspectives of the public as end-users. My current research projects are on the topics of earthquake early warning, high-impact weather events, community participation, and citizen science.

Publications

Tan, M.L., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Doyle, E.E.H., Leonard, G., & Johnston, D. (2020). Understanding end-users’ perspectives: Towards developing usability guidelines for disaster apps. Progress in Disaster Science.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100118  

Becker, J.S., Potter, S.H., Prasanna, R., Tan, M.L., Payne, B.A., Holden, C., Horspool, N., Smith, R., Johnston, D.M., (2020). Scoping the potential for earthquake early warning in Aotearoa New Zealand: A sectoral analysis of perceived benefits and challenges. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101765  

Tan, M. L., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Doyle, E.E.H., Leonard, G., & Johnston, D. (2020). Modified usability framework for disaster Apps: A qualitative thematic analysis of user reviews. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-020-00282-x

Tan, M. L., Harrison, S., Becker, J. S., Doyle, E. E. H., Prasanna, R. (2020) Research themes on warnings in information systems crisis management literature. In Hughes, A. L., McNeill, F., Zobel, C. (Eds.), 17th ISCRAM Conference (pp. 1085-1099). Blacksburg, VA
http://idl.iscram.org/files/marionlaratan/2020/2299_MarionLaraTan_etal2020.pdf

Tan, M. L., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G., & Johnston, D. (2019). Enhancing the usability of a disaster app: exploring the perspectives of the public as users. In Z. Franco, J. J. Gonzalez, & J. H. Canos (Eds.), 16th ISCRAM Conference (pp. 876–886). Valencia.
http://idl.iscram.org/files/marionlaratan/2019/1946_MarionLaraTan_etal2019.pdf

Tan, M. L., Prasanna, R., Hudson-Doyle, E., Stock, K., Leonard, G., & Johnston, D. M. (2018). Usability factors affecting the continuance intention of disaster apps . In the proceedings of ISCRAM Asia Pacific: Innovating for Resilience – 1st International Conference on Information Systems in Crisis Response and Management Asia Pacific. Wellington. http://idl.iscram.org/files/marionlaratan/2018/1643_MarionLaraTan_etal2018.pdf

Santiago, J. S. S., Manuela, W. S., Tan, M. L. L., Sañez, S. K., & Tong, A. Z. U. (2018). Agency-driven post-disaster recovery: A comparative study of three Typhoon Washi resettlement communities in the Philippines. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 27 (2018), 480-489 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.11.012  

Tan, M. L., Prasanna, R., Stock, K., Hudson-Doyle, E., Leonard, G., & Johnston, D. M. (2017). Mobile applications in crisis informatics literature: a systematic review. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 24, 297-311.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.06.009  

Gotangco, K., Favis, A., Guzman, M. A., Tan, M. L., Quintana, C., & Josol, J. C. (2017). A supply chain framework for characterizing indirect vulnerability. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 9(2), 184–206.
http://doi.org/10.1108/IJCCSM-04-2015-0046

Santiago, J. S. S., Manuela, W. S., Tan, M. L. L., Sañez, S. K., & Tong, A. Z. U. (2016). Of timelines and timeliness: Lessons from Typhoon Haiyan in early disaster response. Disasters, 40(4), 644–667.
http://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12178