Launched the UCL Humanitarian Institute with a Town Hall Meeting in October and the first Humanitarian Summit in June.
Welcomed the appointment of Maureen Fordham, Patty Kostkova, Bayes Ahmed and Sonja Mueller as research staff; Katerina Stavrianaki as Teaching Fellow, Yasmine Boudiaf as Finance/IT Officer; Ben Wisner as Visiting Professor; and the promotion of Joanna Faure Walker and Carmine Galasso to Senior Lecturers.
Congratulated Luke Wedmore and Serena Tagliacozzo on graduating with PhDs, while welcoming Mark Shortt, Patrizia Duda, Kholoud Mohsin Al Mufarraji, Saqar Alzaabi and Michiko Shinta as new IRDR students.
Launched the new PhD Risk and Disaster Reduction.
Launched the new MSc Risk and Disaster Science.
Won Motorola Solutions Foundation Scholarships for masters students.
PhD student Amy Chadderton was a finalist at L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science.
600 participants attended IRDR events from UCL and beyond.
Undertook fieldwork in the Italy, Japan, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Nigeria, New Zealand, Mexico and Chile.
Our researchers joined the EEFIT post-earthquake disaster mission to Italy.
Published over 70 papers and book chapters in 2016-17.
Joined the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health.
Expansion of the IRDR and Humanitarian Institute prioritised in the 2017 Faculty Strategic Plan presented to the Provost.
Some of our key achievements from earlier years include:
Attracted £213k complementary funding from the MAPS Faculty and Departments
UCL co-leads the euro 4.75 million Cascading Crises European project
Launched a new MRes in Risk and Disaster Reduction and an MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience
Achieved impact for UCL research and reports in government, the City and the global media and through knowledge exchange with partners, internationally
Joined the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference in Geneva, and the World Bank GFDRR Understanding Risk Conference in Venice
At the invitation of the Governor of Fukushima, four IRDR PhD and MSc students went with David Alexander to visit schools, towns and the nuclear plant
Developed a web-GIS based landslide early warning system for Bangladesh for which Bayes Ahmed was awarded the 'ICT Development Award'