Risk communication in nuclear emergency preparedness: Embracing the complexity

Research output: ThesisDoctoral thesis


  • Yevgeniya Tomkiv

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  • NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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The overall aim of this thesis was to offer a more holistic understanding of the risk communication in emergency preparedness that emphasises the relationships between the key actors. This aim was pursued by adressing the following research questions in the four individual papers comprising this thesis: 1. Investigate whether recommendations for communication of radiological risks were followed after the fukushima accident, 2. Quantify the value of collaborative deliberation in stakeholder seminars as opposed to a one-way information provision, 3. Explore public needs concerns, responses and expectations with regard to radiological emergencies, 4. Explore the applicability of evaluation criteria for assessing the quality of stakeholder involvement.


Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Science
  • Oughton, Deborah, Supervisor, External person
  • Wynne, Brian, Supervisor, External person
  • Perko, Tanja, Supervisor
Award date1 Jun 2019
  • NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Print ISBNs9788257515980
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2019


  • risk communication, nuclear emergency, preparedness

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