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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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Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) Project

(3 February 2016)

Dr Claire Horwell held the first workshop for the HIVE project at Durham in November 2015. The HIVE Consortium are building an evidence base to determine the effectiveness of the range of respiratory protection worn by communities around the world during volcanic eruptions. The study includes laboratory experiments, social surveys and a clinical trial. The workshop brought together the Consortium for the first time, to discuss the work-packages, plan the detail of the study and train the research assistants. The following people attended:

Durham Investigators

Claire Horwell

Judith Covey

Claudia Merli

Lena Dominelli

James Mason

Ernesto Schwartz-Marin


Mexico - UNAM

Rita Fonseca

Maria Aurora Armienta


Indonesia – University of Indonesia

Fentiny Nugroho

Laksmi Rachmawati


Japan – Teikyo University

Eiji Yano

Mari Nishino

Prof Kanae Karita

Prof Yoshiharu Fukuda

Prof Kunio Hara


Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh)

Andrew Apsley

Hilary Cowie


Advisory Board/Humanitarian partners

Mark Booth (Durham)

Mike Clayton (Health & Safety Laboratories, UK)

Peter Baxter (University of Cambridge)

John Cherrie (IOM/Heriot-Watt University)

Ciro Ugarte – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Tamara Mancero - PAHO

Agus Setiawan – Indonesian Red Cross (PMI Yogya)

Djoni Ferdiwajaya – Independent consultant