UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


PhD Students


M Vanderpuye

Melodie VanderpuyeInvestigating spatio-temporal randomness of large earthquakes.


Gillian Dacey

Gillian DaceySelf-protective behaviour during earthquake shaking: A comparative study of the effect of earthquake preparedness advice on human behaviour and the subsequent impact on survivability.


O Ortiz

Omar VelazquezInvestigating the cross-disciplinary components of Earthquake Early Warning Systems


Justine U

Justine UyimleshiStrategies for emergency preparedness and response to man-made disasters in Nigeria.


Rebekah Yore

Rebekah YoreThe role of immediate disaster response in the transitional phase to recovery.


J Hess

Janto HessFinancing adaptation in Small Island Developing States: Investigating tourism related adaptation funds.


T Tabassum

Tasnuva TabassumAssessing seismic hazards by using generalized linear modelling for Gumbel-distributed data: From a Bayesian perspective.


E Agbo

Emmanuel Agbo Disaster Mitigation and Emergency ResponseA case of flood vulnerability in Nigeria.


K Muffarraji

Khuloud M Al MufarrajEffective risk and crisis communication for better community resilience.


M Shortt

Mark ShorttRisks to Arctic offshore operations: Consolidation and strength of thick sea ice features.


S Zaabi

Saqar AlzaabiVulnerability Assessment of Coastal Areas to Cyclone Hazards: A Case Study from the Sultanate of Oman.


Rhea Leung

Rhea LeungMitigation and disaster preparedness measures enacted in remote mountainous areas affected by earthquake-triggered geohazards.


Patrizia Duda

Patrizia DudaCommunity-Based DRR&R in the Arctic.


Montserrat eruption

Shinta Michika Puteri 


Kimon Pentelides

Kimon PantelidesDeveloping a Consistent Approach to Ensuring Community Resilience to Risk during times of Financial Crisis: A study of Fire Services in Southern Europe and the importance of Quality Assurance systems.
...David GregoryA statistical study of earthquake recurrence rates on shallow active faults.
Mater Almehmadi
Mater Almehmadi

Post Disaster Waste Management Reducing Human Vulnerability when dealing with Toxic Wastes in Post Disaster Waste Management: The Case of Hurricanes.

Mohamed Alwahedi
Mohamed AlwahediTime series analysis of borehole strainmeter data in the western US reveals coseismic and postseismic surface deformations associated with intermediate magnitude earthquakes (M4-6).
Lal Mohamed Al Zadjali
Lal Mohamed Al ZadjaliThe impact of the cloud seeding in UAE on the convective clouds over the west of Al-Hajar mountains.
Myles Harris
Myles Harris

Prolonged field care training for people living, working and travelling in remote environments.


Claudia Sgambato

Claudia SgambatoVariations in fault parameters and seismic hazard in the Central and Southern Italian Apennines.
Xiao Han
Xiao HanDisaster, vulnerability, and development. 
Xuanrong Wang
Xuanrong WangAgricultural insurance in China.
Jeremy Reynolds
Jeremy ReynoldsLearning from organisations regarding adaptive capacity and their relevance to urban resilience planning.
 Bernice Mufor NkekehCommunity Emergency Preparedness and Response. A comparative analysis of the cases of Mount Cameroon and Mount Etna.
 Aisha AldoseryAn IoT-Based Surveillance System to Control the Outbreak of Mosquito-Borne Diseases: A Case Study of ZIKA at Brazil.



Visiting PhD Students:

Xiaojun ZhangOct 2018 - Sep 2019The Role of Government in Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction: A Mixed Methods Study



IRDR PhD Alumni:

Andria SarriCompletion date: Jan 2015Statistical emulation of tsunami models for more efficient uncertainty and sensitivity analyses
Alexis Cartwright-TaylorCompletion date: April 2015A non-extensive statistical physics approach in earthquake geophysics
George MichasCompletion date: Dec 2015Generalised statistical mechanics description of fault and earthquake populations in Corinth Rift (Greece)
George PapadakisCompletion date: Dec 2015A non-extensive statistical physics analysis of seismic sequences: Application to the geodynamic system of the Hellenic subduction zone.
Luke Wedmore Completion date: Dec 2016Assessing seismic hazard in central Italy from rates of slip and earthquake recurrence through geophysical and geodetic measurements
 Serena Tagliacozzo Completion date: June 2017 Social Media in disasters
Katerina Stavrianaki Completion date: June 2017 Complexity of seismicity in a statistical physics view: From fracture to earth's scale.
Bayes Ahmed Completion date: July 2017Community Vulnerability to Landslides in the Chittagong Hill Districts of Bangladesh
Zoe MildonCompletion date: September 2017

Geography of earthquake recurrence on active faults

Danielle CharltonCompletion date: May 2018New approaches to volcanic hazard mapping at Campi Flegrei, Southern Italy
Gianluca PescaroliCompletion date: June 2018Cascading crises
Sally Scourfield

Completion date: February 2019

The consolidation and deformation of brash ice
Rory WalsheCompletion date: September 2019Ground-truthing the assumptions of climate change impacts on small island states by cross-referencing multiple methods
Nathanael HarwoodCompletion date: September 2019A rise in the frequency of extreme weather in response to Arctic Amplification and its implications for European decision-making