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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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Professor Lena Dominelli has won the PROSE award for Excellence in Reference Works and for Multivolume Reference - Humanities & Social Sciences!

(6 April 2016)

We are thrilled to announce that the critically acclaimed International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, to which Professor Lena Dominelli contributed, has won the PROSE award for Excellence in Reference Works and for Multivolume Reference - Humanities & Social Sciences!

More than an award-winning reference the Encyclopedia was also the number 1 most accessed Major Reference Work on ScienceDirect in 2015!