Contact IRDR


Phone: 02031081101

Ext: 51101

Office location: Rm 38, 2nd floor, South Wing, UCL Main Quadrangle

PhD Studentships

We are recruiting for a PhD student to investigate the consolidation and strength of thick sea ice features. This PhD offers the opportunity to undertake field and laboratory measurements of sea ice properties, and to combine these with new theoretical models, to improve our understanding of ice ridges. A full description is available here . For more information, please contact

We are also recruiting for a project that will focus on how aid during the initial aftermath and transitional period of disasters affects the continuing vulnerability to disaster and the ability to recover and gain resilience of individuals, households and communities. A full description of the project is available here.


The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

The IRDR is also part of the newly launched London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. This training partnership brings together nine of the world’s leading research centres in environmental science to offer 34 fully funded PhD studentships. Further details can be found via The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership Homepage . Note that for projects starting September 2015, the application deadline is Midnight, Sunday 11th January 2015. Interviews will take place in February 2015. As part of this programme, the IRDR is offering the following projects:

If you can self-fund or have another source of funding and are interested in PhD study in the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, please contact Dr Rosanna Smith

Please read our Application Guidelines before applying to any of our PhD programmes.