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Durham University

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience


Internationally-recognised leaders in developing resilient, research-informed approaches to hazard and risk

We are a world-leading research institute in hazard, risk and resilience based at Durham University. We support innovative research and training for use in policy and practice, collaborating directly with communities, Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and governments.

Our commitment is to work with and learn from the widest possible range of stakeholders living with hazard and risk – empowering people, fostering resilience, and improving lives, both now and in the future. Our success stems from our capacity to approach complex problems holistically, drawing together a transdisciplinary team of experts from across the physical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.


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Giving women a voice in disaster risk reduction

Dr Hanna Ruszczyk, IHRR Postdoctoral Research Associate and NSET Nepal have had a paper published which is based on years of collaboration. Click here for more insights.

(10 Sep 2020)


Conversation article on Food Insecurity in Small Cities

Hanna Ruszczyk, IHRR and Feisal Rahman, GCRF Living Deltas Hub have produced an article on Pandemic induced food insecurity in small cities in Bangladesh. This has been published in the Conversationist today, you can read it here.

(17 Jul 2020)



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