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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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First prize for reference work involving Lena Dominelli, Co-Director of IHRR

(11 February 2016)

Lena Dominelli, Co-Director of IHRR, was sub-section editor for the social work entries in the Elsevier International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Second Edition which was edited overall by James Wright. This was the first time that social work was included in this encyclopaedia which received First Prize for Excellence for reference works from the Association of American Publisher’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division in Washington, DC. The news release may be read here.