UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction
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Office location: Rm 38, 2nd floor, South Wing, UCL Main Quadrangle
Title: Self-protective behaviour during earthquake shaking: A comparative study of the effect of earthquake preparedness advice on human behaviour and the subsequent impact on survivability.
Supervisors: Professor David Alexander, IRDR
Source(s) of funding: Self-funded
Address: UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Phone No: 020 3108 1107
Using New Zealand and Japan as examples, this project investigates the effects of earthquake preparedness information on the behaviour of people during earthquake shaking, and the impact this has on survivability. The research focuses on the actions and decisions people made, whether these were influenced by preparedness advice, the appropriateness of the advice for their experience, and the effects of other external influences on their behaviour, such as gender. An analysis of global earthquake preparedness information seeks to identify trends in prescribed preparedness advice from earthquake-prone countries.