UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


PhD Students


Amy Chadderton

Amy ChaddertonHigh temperature pressurisation, fracturing and permeability in volcanic systems


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.


S Scourfield

Sally ScourfieldThe consolidation and deformation of brash ice


O Ortiz

Omar VelazquezEngineering Applications 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


Rory Walshe

Rory WalsheGround-truthing the assumptions of climate change impacts on small island states by cross-referencing multiple methods


N Harwood

Nathanael HarwoodA rise in the frequency of extreme weather in response to Arctic Amplification and its implications for European decision-making 


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.


Helen Church

Helen ChurchPushing the boundaries of emergency service interoperability during the response phase of a major incident: A study of Ambulance, Fire and Police Services in England and Wales.
...David GregoryA statistical study of earthquake recurrence rates on shallow active faults
...Sarah Alawadhi...
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)


Claudia Sgambato

Claudia SgambatoVariations in fault parameters and seismic hazard in the Central and Southern Italian Apennines



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 2017Geography of earthquake recurrence on active faults