UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


UKADR 2024 Conference: Collaborative research to make a difference

26 June 2024–27 June 2024, 8:30 am–6:30 pm

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UK Alliance for Disaster Reduction 2024 Conference “Collaborative research to make a difference” hosted by UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. 

Event Information

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Joanna Faure Walker – UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

The UKADR 2024 Conference will bring together academics, practitioners and funders with an interest in disaster risk reduction. This year there will be invited talks on case studies of positive collaborations across sectors to encourage evidence-based policy, participant breakout discussions around how to improve collaboration and assist practitioners to guide research conversations, primary research and practitioner presentations as well as flashtalks from early career researchers and practitioners to share current work, findings and challenges.  

Registration is now and closes on Wednesday 22nd May.  If you are wishing to present an oral or poster presentation or an early career flashtalk, please submit an abstract using the provided form before Wednesday 24th April. (Note presenters will need to register before 22nd May). 

UKADR AGM will take place on Wednesday evening following conference sessions.

Follow us using the conference hashtag: #UKADR2024 

Call for abstracts

If you wish to have a presentation (oral/poster/flashtalk) please fill in the abstract submission below.

Deadline: 13:00, Wednesday 24th April 2024
Outcome of submission: by 8th May 2024

Presenting authors must register to attend the conference by 22nd May.

Submit abstract

Image competition

Do you have an image related to your research or practice, or more generally related to disaster risk reduction that you would like displayed? The photo or digital art may be displayed on the website and we may hold a competition – you must be the producer of the image and hence own the copyright.

Deadline: 13:00, Wednesday 24th April 2024

Submit image


Registration fees include tea/coffee/water and lunch. A drinks reception will be held on the first evening for those attending both days or Wednesday only.  

Concessions available to IRDR staff and students – see email sent or contact irdr.events@ucl.ac.uk for details.

Booking deadline: 22nd May 2024

Book a one-day ticket here

Book a two-day ticket here 

How to get here

  • Nearest underground stations: Russell Square (Piccadilly line), Euston Square (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City lines), Goodge Street (Northern line).

  • Nearest mainline stations: Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras

  • Venue accessibility information


There are several hotels in close proximity to the venue.  

In addition, UCL has some accommodation available: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/residences/ucl-summer-residences. UCL staff, students and alumni are eligible to receive 10% off their booking. To access this, please email guest-bookings@ucl.ac.uk for the discount code.  

Individuals can book rooms directly on the UCL Summer Residences website.  For additional information about organising group bookings, email guest-bookings@ucl.ac.uk

About the UKADR

The primary motivation for the UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) is to bring together the UK's rich and diverse disaster research community. This will facilitate collaboration and partnership to aid representation of the research community at government level in the UK, and, where appropriate, help with the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Alliance is independent and managed by voluntary contributions from the UK research community.

About the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR)

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) inspires innovation and evidence-based practice focused on improving disaster risk reduction (DRR) through our research, education, and partnerships. This creates a better life for many people by reducing the negative impacts of disasters. The IRDR is an exciting cross-UCL department, which leads research, knowledge exchange and teaching in the fields of risk and disaster reduction and humanitarian action. By providing a focus for UCL’s activities, with its breadth of disciplinary emphasis, promotion of novel multidisciplinary research and translation into practice, the IRDR aims to assume a role of leadership both in the UK and internationally.