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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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IHRR contributes to a national report on 'Evaluating UK natural hazards'

(9 May 2019)

IHRR Executive Director contributes to a national report on ‘Evaluating UK natural hazards’. The report is produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and will be distributed to brief parliamentarians. The report cites research by both Professors Bracken and Talling.

The full report can be found at https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PB-0031.