• 105 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Collaborative and participatory research
  • Natural hazards and communities
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Community development
  • Social networks
  • Graduate experiences and careers

Education/Academic qualification

Education, M Ed (TESOL), Queensland University of Technology

Human Geography, PhD, Macquarie University

Human Geography, MA, University of Auckland

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Research Outputs

Child-centred risk reduction and school safety: an evidence-based practice framework and roadmap

Petal, M., Ronan, K., Ovington, G. & Tofa, M., 30 Apr 2020, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 49, p. 1-12 12 p., 101633.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Collective impact: a review of the peer-reviewed research

    Ennis, G. & Tofa, M., 2 Jan 2020, In : Australian Social Work. 73, 1, p. 32-47 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Duty or safety? Exploring emergency service personnel's perceptions of risk and decision-making when driving through floodwater

    Ahmed, M. A., Haynes, K., Tofa, M., Hope, G. & Taylor, M., Jan 2020, In : Progress in Disaster Science. 5, p. 1-14 14 p., 100068.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)

    Evaluation of the Professional and Community Engagement Program: final report - June 2020

    Nay, C. & Tofa, M., Jun 2020, Sydney: Macquarie University. 176 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    Understanding bushfire risk, warnings and responses: lessons from the 2018 Reedy Swamp fire

    Whittaker, J., Haynes, K., Tofa, M., Wilkinson, C. & Taylor, M., 6 Mar 2020, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. 126 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • 40 Downloads (Pure)


    Pasifika Connections Program Mentor

    Holly Doel-Mackaway (Other), Matalena Tofa (Other)
    1 May 20191 May 2020

    Activity: Other

    Risk Communication

    Matalena Tofa (Speaker), Melanie Taylor (Speaker)
    26 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk