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Ilan Kelman

Dr Ilan Kelman

Address: UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Phone No: 02031081338
Ilan Kelman

Research Interests

My overall research interest is linking risk, resilience and global health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. I have three main areas:

  1. Peace and conflict: How and why disaster-related interventions (disaster diplomacy, including for climate-related hazards) and health-related interventions (health diplomacy, including pandemics) do and do not influence conflict and cooperation.

    1. Disaster diplomacy
  2. Island sustainability: Creating and maintaining safer and healthier communities on islands and in isolated areas, such as border, Arctic, and mountain communities.

    1. Island vulnerability
    2. Many strong voices
  3. Risk education: Increasing the effectiveness and impact of risk education, focusing on health and disaster risks, including climate change. 

    1. Risk education

Post-disaster and cure-related investigations are an essential part of this research, but I prioritise continual disaster and health risk management in order to implement solutions before it is too late.

Teaching Interests

I am developing a module for October 2014 related to risk, resilience and global health. If you have any suggestions or preferred topic focus, please let me know. Thank you!

Research Publications

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