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Key Achievements of the IRDR
New Appointments: The most significant result of the Provost’s and Faculty funding into the IRDR has been the opportunity to recruit world class academics to transform UCL’s impact in research, knowledge exchange and advanced teaching in risk and disaster reduction and complement departmental activities by making appointments adjacent to existing strengths and at the junction of departmental disciplines. The IRDR has demonstrated that is has become a target for both leading and early-career researchers seeking a thriving, multidisciplinary research environment.
IRDR Forums: A key IRDR innovation has been setting up regular cross-disciplinary Forums, which bring together key people across UCL, along with potential partners and collaborators. Each Forum has resulted in major success for RDR research, teaching or knowledge exchange, in which UCL would not be engaged if it were not for the IRDR.
Public Engagement: The IRDR has held highly successful public engagement events with strong UCL and public participation including, the IRDR Annual Conference, which has established itself as the leading London meeting for NGOs, government and researchers, and evening public events such as Dickens’s London, chaired by broadcaster and UCL Fellow, Mark Lawson, and Gender and Disasters for International Women’s Day.
Impact: The IRDR is leading KE activities in water risk in Bolivia (with CAFOD), water risk in Bangladesh, and the Tohoku region of Japan, post-disaster, (joining the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team EEFIT ), where the EEFIT report was cited 70 times in advice for ministers drawn up by the UK Cabinet Office. We have also led field missions to assess the status of post-disaster housing in Tohoku and in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. We have provided evidence to the House of Lords Arctic subcommittee, published in the IRDR Arctic Report. IRDR projects formed two REF case studies.
Funding and Resources
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