UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


EPICentre: An Interdisciplinary Centre for Natural Hazards Resilience

EPICentre investigates risks from natural hazards to society, the built environment and the natural environment. Our research projects adopt a range of skills for tackling complex real-world problems.


For more information on EPICentre, including people, research and resources, visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/epicentre 

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A dynamic, multidisciplinary research centre, EPICentre collaborates with the UCL Hazard Centre and UCL IRDR, whilst also having strong industrial links. A member of the Willis Research Network (WRN), EPICentre has research projects across the globe with several international partners, and the World Bank.

The Director of EPICentre is Prof Tiziana Rossetto

EPICentre members contribute to the following CEGE degree programmes: 

There are additionally other Master's programmes at UCL that fall within the research interests of EPICentre:

Research themes

  • Risk Representation and Behaviours in Individuals
  • Post Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction
  • Vulnerability of Cities and Infrastructure to Natural Hazards
  • Societal and Engineering Resilience
  • Heritage Conservation Engineering