Our Centre brings together expertise from across the University.
Find out more about some of our staff.
Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, interested in improving structural resilience of infrastructure to tsunamis, extreme flood events, fire, and seismic activity. He uses numerical modelling and experimental methods.
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Ayham is a Lecturer of management studies and operational disaster management. His experience covers diverse posts and sectors such as quality management, HR, and change management in the non-for-profit and the commercial sectors. His latest research aims at enhancing the resilience, agility and viability of systems during emergencies in the context of managing spontaneous volunteers during disasters.
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Omolade is a Lecturer in Global Oral Health, developing an international profile in global health services research, with a specific focus on global women’s health. She is interested in how the strengths of immigrant-led NGOs and faith-based organisations can be harnessed for health systems strengthening, health promotion, and health education.
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Tim is a Senior Lecturer in Water-Food Security. His research seeks to understand the social, economic and environmental drivers of land, water and energy use in agricultural systems using a combination of household surveys, satellite remote sensing and crop-water modelling.
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Vladimir is a historian of atmospheric sciences whose research focuses on the cultural history of meteorology, medical environmentalism, industrial meteorology and the contemporary application of climatology in urban design. This work has inspired the launching of atmospheric humanities as a new interdisciplinary research field.
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Domenico is a lecturer in civil engineering with research interests in geohazards and probabilistic risk assessment frameworks. Recent research has focused on probabilistic seismic hazard assessments for offshore sites and seismic risk assessments of energy infrastructure, including offshore wind farms, nuclear reactors and dams. His research helps infrastructure owners, investors and lenders to predict and manage geohazard related risks.
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Brendan Mccormick Kilbride
Brendan is a volcanologist, interested in the behaviour of volatiles in magmatic systems and the emissions of gases into the atmosphere. The key objectives of his research are to understand the origins of the gases emitted by volcanoes, especially in Earth's subduction zones, and relate measurements of gas chemistry and flux to imminent changes in levels of unrest or volcanic eruptions.
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Tanja is a Professor of Political Sociology. Her work is situated between the disciplines of anthropology, sociology and political science, and her past work has included the analysis of the social and economic impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic; the interrogation of UN Peacekeeping Operations, the protection of civilians, and local perceptions of conflict; and the analysis of post-conflict societies politics.
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Mathaios is a Lecturer in Resilient, Low-Carbon Energy Systems with more than 10 years of experience in the planning, design and operation of resilient and sustainable power systems. His main research interests focus on reliability, risk and resilience of future, low-carbon power networks, system integration of distributed energy resources and integrated modelling of co-dependent critical infrastructures.
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Ben is a Research Fellow focused on assessing impacts of climate variability and change on rural and urban communities globally. His research interests are evaluating the impacts of climate change on people's lives, including the health implications of increasing extreme heat events.
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David is the Director of the Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation and a Professor of Synoptic Meteorology. Among his many research interests are the physical processes that lead to hazardous weather events such as heavy rain, tornadoes, snowstorms, windstorms, and aircraft turbulence.
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