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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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The EPSRC funded project on Built Infrastructure for Older People’s Care in Conditions of Climate Change

(8 December 2015)

The EPSRC funded project on Built Infrastructure for Older People’s Care in Conditions of Climate Change is associated with IHRR and the research team are continuing to contribute to action to address the challenges of extreme weather for health and social care systems. Durham University has sponsored recent work by Catherine Max, of Catherine Max Consulting The Future Health Partnership, and Dr Jonathan Wistow in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham to create a new blog for exchange on the topic of Adaptation the key to community resilience – lessons from research and local practice. The blog is located here.