UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction


IRDR now recruiting Reader and Lecturer

16 April 2013

We are now recruiting 2 positions joint with other UCL departments, a Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health joint with the Institute for Global Health, and a Lecturer in Statistics and Risk Analysis joint with the Department of Statistical Sciences.

The IRDR aims to lead research, knowledge exchange and advanced teaching in the area of risk and disaster reduction (RDR). By providing a focus for UCL’s RDR activities, with its breadth of disciplinary emphasis, promotion of novel multidisciplinary research and translation into practice, the Institute aims to assume a role of leadership in RDR both in the UK and internationally. The Institute is hosted in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, but operates across all UCL’s faculties, spanning earth and space sciences, mathematics and statistics, engineering and development planning, population health, anthropology, geography, ethics and laws.

Like the IRDR, the Institute for Global Health is also a pioneering new collaborative research institute at UCL, working across different disciplines and departments, with overlapping research and teaching objectives with the IRDR. Our overlapping themes include One Health and emerging infections, disaster preparedness and response, rights and resilience, and environmental and climate change and their health and nutrition outcomes. We hope to recruit a Reader who will strengthen the link between our two Institutes through leading international collaborative research and teaching within one or more of these themes. Application deadline, 29th May 2013.

For many aspects of Risk and Disaster Reduction research, a rigorous statistical analysis is needed. The IRDR has therefore teamed together with the UCL Department of Statistical Sciences to recruit a Lecturer in Statistics and Risk Analysis. We hope to recruit someone with a background in statistics, who is keen to conduct high quality statistics research and teaching in the area of risk analysis. Application deadline, 12th May 2013.

Please contact Dr Rosanna Smith if you have any questions about either of these positions.