Science and Technology Studies


STS offers degrees at each university level: undergraduate, masters, and PhD


WRC About Us

Warnings save countless lives every year, can be used to support day-to-day living and vulnerability reduction, and are often operated by government organisations with legal remits.

Warning Research Centre

The UCL Warning Research Centre was established at UCL to bring together experts from across UCL and globally to provide the very best and latest research on warnings, making it the only such dedicated facility in the world focusing on:

  • designing, implementing, and maintaining effective warnings.
  • understanding what makes warnings successful or fail.
  • working across a wide range of hazards and threats to develop MHEWS.
  • integrating people and society into warnings, whilst also integrating technological advancements.

Associate Warning Groups

  • The Volcano Alert Level Working Group – part of the World Organisation of Volcano Observatories.

Advisory Board & Advisory Board Members

The aim of the advisory board is to provide guidance and support to help the WRC achieve its goals and support the development of a global warning academic community.

We are delighted to have the following experts to guide us on the next steps: 

UCL: Prof Jon Agar (STS), Prof Graham J Hart (IGH and UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences), Dr Alexandra Lewis (Institute of Education), Prof Ivan Parkin (MAPS Faculty Dean), Prof Tiziana Rosetta (EPICentre – CEGE), Prof Peter Sammonds (IRDR), Prof Emma Tobin (STS), and Prof Joanna Faure Walker (IRDR)

External advisors: Prof John Rees (British Geological Survey), Lisa Robinson (BBC Media Action), Lucy Stanbrough (Willis Tower Watson), Dr Anawat Suppasri (IRIDeS, Tohoku University), Dr Senaka Basnayake (Asian Disaster Preparedness Center), Dr Lalit Dashora (Asian Disaster Preparedness Center), Dr Carolina Garcia Londoño (Consultant on Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development, and President of the Antioquia Chapter Geological Society of Colombia), and Nazgul Borkosheva (UNDRR, Asia and Pacific Region)