UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Research Themes

Research Themes

Risk society

  • public perception of risk
  • how diverse societies deal with disaster

Understanding natural hazards: Geological and meteorological

  • field and satellite observations
  • laboratory simulations
  • computational and statistical modelling

Understanding health risks and pandemics

  • transmission characteristics of the infectious agents
  • epidemiology of pandemics

Technological hazards

  • risks to radioactive waste and CO2 repositories
  • complex engineered systems

Understanding climate change and natural hazards

  • extreme weather
  • climate forcing of geological hazards

Engineering for hazards and disasters

  • planning and design codes
  • innovative design and construction

Managing hazards and disasters

  • disaster risk reduction
  • resilience and recovery