Hello there, as part of an effort to circulate my research and (ideally) discuss my research and interests with people, I have listed all my work here. If you would like a copy of something send me an email.

I also encourage any researcher to join ‘ResearchGate’, as I put all of my publications there as soon as I can, and it is all freely accessible once you sign up.


de Lourdes Melo Zurita, Cook, B.R., Thomsen, D., Munro, P., Smith, P., and Gallina, J. (Accepted). Living with Disasters: Emerging Governance Frameworks in Queensland. Disasters. 1 – 14.

Cook, B. R. & Zurita, M. D. L. M. (2016), “Planning to learn: an insurgency for disaster risk reduction (DRR).” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 19: 265-272.

Cook, B.R. Forrester, J., Bracken, L., Spray, C., Oughton, L. (2016) Competing Paradigms of Flood Management in the Scottish/English Borderlands. Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management 25(3): 314-328.

Cook, B.R. and Babon, A. (2016). Active Learning through online quizzes: better learning and less (busy) work. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 41(1): 24-38.

Bracken, L., Oughton, E., Donaldson, A., Cook, B. R., Forrester, J., Spray, C., Cinderby, S., Passmore, D. and Bissett, N. (2016). Flood risk management; an approach to managing cross-border hazards. Natural Hazards 82(2): 217-240

Balayannis, A. & Cook, B. R. (2016), “Suicide at a distance: The paradox of knowing self-destruction.” Progress in Human Geography 40(4): 530-545.

Cook, B. R., Rickards, L. and Rutherfurd, I. (2015). Geographies of the Anthropocene. Geographical Research 53(3): 231-243

Cook, B. R. (2015). Disaster management culture in Bangladesh: the enrolment of local knowledge by decision makers. Cultures & Disasters: understanding cultural framings in disaster risk reduction. F. Krüger, G. Bankoff, T. Cannon, B. E. Orlowski and L. F. Schipper, Routledge.

Cook, B. R. and Balayannis, A. (2015). Co-producing (a fearful) Anthropocene. Geographical Research 53(3): 270-279.

de Lourdes Melo Zurita, M., Cook, B. R., Harms, L. and March, A. (2015). Towards New Disaster Governance: subsidiarity as a critical tool. Environmental Policy and Governance 25(6): 386-398.

Forrester, J., Cook, B. R., Bracken, L., Cinderby, S. and Donaldson, A. (2015). Combining participatory mapping with Q-methodology to map stakeholder perceptions of complex environmental problems. Applied Geography 56: 199-208.

Cook, B. R., Kesby, M., Fazey, I., and Spray, C. (2013). The persistence of ‘normal’ catchment management despite the participatory turn: Exploring the power effects of competing frames of reference. Social Studies of Science 43(5): 754-779.

Cook, B. R., Atkinson, M., Chalmers, H., Comins, L., Cooksley, S., Deans, N., Fazey, I., Fenemor, A., Kesby, M. and Litke, S. (2013). Interrogating participatory catchment organisations: cases from Canada, New Zealand, Scotland and the Scottish–English Borderlands. The Geographical Journal 179(3): 234–247.

Cook, B. R. and Spray, C. J. 2012. Ecosystem services and integrated water resource management: Different paths to the same end? Journal of Environmental Management 109(0): 93-100.

Davies, S. R., Cook, B. R. and Oven, K. 2012. ‘Risk’ in field research. in Critical risk research: practices, politics and ethics. M. B. Kearnes, F. Klauser and S. N. Lane (eds.). Singapore, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Cook, B. R. and Wisner, B. 2010. Water, risk and vulnerability in Bangladesh: Twenty years since the FAP. Environmental Hazards 9(1): 3-7.

Cook, B. R. and Lane, S. N. 2010. Communities of knowledge: science and flood management in Bangladesh. Environmental Hazards 9(1): 8-25. Here.

Cook, B. R. 2010. Flood Knowledge and Management in Bangladesh: increasing diversity, complexity and uncertainty. Geography Compass 4(7): 750–767. Here.

Cook, B. R. 2008. Challenging Assumptions Controversy in Bangladesh: What sort of knowledge for what sort of flood management? Geography: the journal of the Geographical Association 93(2): 114-118.


Non-Academic Publications

Non-peer Reviewed

A) Farquharson, R. and Cook, B.R. (2015) Project Smallholder perspectives and decisions about technology adoption in agro-ecological zones and farming systems of Cambodia. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research project report ASEM/2014/009.

B) Cook, B.R. and Overpeck, J. (2014). Why We Don’t Collaborate in Response to Climate Change: The Knowledge Deficit, Co-Production, and the Future of the IPCC. Poster at the 2014 AGU Fall meeting. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1, 4037.

C) Cook, B. R. (2014). The Myth of Community. World Disasters Report: focus on culture and risk. T. Cannon, E. L. Schipper, G. Bankoff and F. Kruger. Lyon, France, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

D) Stewardson, M., Skinner, D., Ayre, M., Barlow, S., Cook, B., Farquharson, B., Fuentes, S., Godden, L., Karoly, D., Langford, J., Nemes, V., Nettle, R., Peel, M., Pettigrove, V., Rutherfurd, I., Ryu, D., Saleem, K., Scales, P., Soltanieh, M., Webb, A., Western, A., and Weyer, E. (2014), Water Productivity Blueprint. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

E) Ben Wisner, Stephen Bender, Charlotte Benson, Mihir Bhatt, Jean Carmalt, Brian Cook, Bina Desai, JC Gaillard, George Kent, Jonathan Lassa, Dewald van Niekerk, Marcus Oxley, Zen Delica Willison. (2011). ‘Political Will for Disaster Reduction: what incentives build it, and why is it so hard to achieve?’ Discussion submitted as part of the peer review process for the UNISDR’s ‘Global Assessment of Risk 2011’.

F) Cook, B.R. (2010). Invited Commentary “The Flood Problem.” The Geographer: newsletter of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

G) Cook, B. R. and Wisner, B. (2010). Water, risk and vulnerability in Bangladesh: Twenty years since the FAP. Environmental Hazards 9(1): 3-7.

H) Cook, B. R. (2008). Challenging Assumptions Controversy in Bangladesh: What sort of knowledge for what sort of flood management? Geography: journal of the Geographical Association 93(2): 114-119.