UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Dr Bayes Ahmed

Dr Bayes Ahmed

Lecturer in Risk and Disaster Science

Inst for Risk & Disaster Reduction

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
9th Jan 2017

Research summary

[1] Project Manager: "Resilient Futures for the Rohingya Refugees"; £500,000 funded by the Royal Society (Grant Scheme: Challenge-led Grants); March 2019 – September 2021.

[2] Project Manager: "Rohingya Journeys of Violence and Resilience in Bangladesh and its Neighbours: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"; £300,000 funded by the British Academy (Grant Scheme: Sustainable Development Programme 2018); September 2018 – December 2020.

Teaching summary

Module Coordinator: IRDR0012 - MSc Independent Project

I teach research methods (quantitative and qualitative), social vulnerability assessment, multi-hazard risk mapping, statistics in social science, geographic information system (GIS), remote sensing, climate change adaptation, landslides (susceptibility, early warning systems, inventory, and rainfall thresholds), and forced migration. 


University College London (UCL), UK
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) | 2017
Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Spain
Other higher degree, Master of Science (MSc) | 2011


I am a Lecturer in the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) at University College London (UCL). My background includes research into the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR), community vulnerability and resilience, geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing, climate change adaptation, conflict and migration, and climate justice. I obtained a PhD in Disaster Risk Reduction from UCL, a joint MSc degree in Geospatial Technologies from Spain, Germany, and Portugal; and a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)