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Sumit Dugar, Risk Masters alumni, published a new article on flood forecasting in Nepal

(4 Apr 2017) » More about Sumit Dugar, Risk Masters alumni, published a new article on flood forecasting in Nepal


Geog Marys’ UG, Risk Masters c.wood PG, David Saddington is shortlisted for a national award for his continuing profile as an environmental educator/activist

(16 Mar 2017) » More about Geog Marys’ UG, Risk Masters c.wood PG, David Saddington is shortlisted for a national award for his continuing profile as an environmental educator/activist


Hanna Ruszczyk won second prize in the Faculty of Science Photography Competition

(16 Mar 2017) » More about Hanna Ruszczyk won second prize in the Faculty of Science Photography Competition


Prof. Louise Bracken discusses Natural Flood Management with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

(21 Feb 2017) » More about Prof. Louise Bracken discusses Natural Flood Management with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


Celebrating International Women’s Day

(14 Feb 2017) » More about Celebrating International Women’s Day


Professor Lena Dominelli receives an appreciation award for her contributions to international social work

(6 Feb 2017) » More about Professor Lena Dominelli receives an appreciation award for her contributions to international social work


INTERNAL - Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Co-Director posts x 2

(26 Jan 2017) » More about INTERNAL - Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Co-Director posts x 2


Congratulations to Katy Burrows for winning best first-year talk at the COMET student meeting!

(24 Jan 2017) » More about Congratulations to Katy Burrows for winning best first-year talk at the COMET student meeting!


Inhalation of air pollution and volcanic ash, together, may cause a potentially-toxic response

(15 Dec 2016) » More about Inhalation of air pollution and volcanic ash, together, may cause a potentially-toxic response


NATURVATION: NATure-based URban innoVATION

(15 Dec 2016) » More about NATURVATION: NATure-based URban innoVATION


Farming land for water: does better catchment management hold the key to managing flood risk?

(7 Nov 2016) » More about Farming land for water: does better catchment management hold the key to managing flood risk?


IHRR Small Grants Scheme 2016-17

(25 Oct 2016) » More about IHRR Small Grants Scheme 2016-17


Latest publication from Dr Md. Nadiruzzaman

(6 Oct 2016) » More about Latest publication from Dr Md. Nadiruzzaman


The IHRR leaflet 2016 is now available to view online

(6 Oct 2016) » More about The IHRR leaflet 2016 is now available to view online


Community-based Earthquake Disaster Risk Reduction in China (CEDRRiC)

(2 Sep 2016) » More about Community-based Earthquake Disaster Risk Reduction in China (CEDRRiC)


Living with Vog on an Active Volcano: New Resources

(19 Aug 2016) » More about Living with Vog on an Active Volcano: New Resources


Report from Lena Dominelli on her trip to China in July 2016

(17 Aug 2016) » More about Report from Lena Dominelli on her trip to China in July 2016


Freya Horsfield attended the EuroScience Open Forum on behalf of IHRR

(3 Aug 2016) » More about Freya Horsfield attended the EuroScience Open Forum on behalf of IHRR


'The road not taken' written by Professor Lena Dominelli

(20 Jun 2016) » More about 'The road not taken' written by Professor Lena Dominelli


Interview: Professor Lena Dominelli with the UN Climate change studio

(20 Jun 2016) » More about Interview: Professor Lena Dominelli with the UN Climate change studio


Professor Lena Dominelli contributes to a project in Yingxiu in China

(20 Jun 2016) » More about Professor Lena Dominelli contributes to a project in Yingxiu in China


Professor Louise Bracken is attending the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction event on Thursday 16th June

(16 Jun 2016) » More about Professor Louise Bracken is attending the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction event on Thursday 16th June


The IHRR Brochure is now available to view online

(18 May 2016) » More about The IHRR Brochure is now available to view online


Social Work in 40 objects - Professor Lena Dominelli has written on 'Stan and Beveridge'

(16 May 2016) » More about Social Work in 40 objects - Professor Lena Dominelli has written on 'Stan and Beveridge'


Dr Louise Bracken attended the 'Managing the Water Cycle Effectively' event on 3rd May 2016

(29 Apr 2016) » More about Dr Louise Bracken attended the 'Managing the Water Cycle Effectively' event on 3rd May 2016


Footprint Modulation + Human Migration and the Environment

(26 Apr 2016) » More about Footprint Modulation + Human Migration and the Environment


One year on - helping Nepal to recover from devastating earthquakes

(25 Apr 2016) » More about One year on - helping Nepal to recover from devastating earthquakes


Social Work Responses to Earthquakes: Risk Mitigation, Relief and Recovery, and Resilient Reconstruction

(25 Apr 2016) » More about Social Work Responses to Earthquakes: Risk Mitigation, Relief and Recovery, and Resilient Reconstruction


Dr Claire Horwell - Hawaii Project

(21 Apr 2016) » More about Dr Claire Horwell - Hawaii Project


The final Tipping Points Report is now available online

(20 Apr 2016) » More about The final Tipping Points Report is now available online


IRLG sponsored event: Research and learning on urban resilience

(18 Apr 2016) » More about IRLG sponsored event: Research and learning on urban resilience


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

(6 Apr 2016) » More about Professor Lena Dominelli has won the PROSE award for Excellence in Reference Works and for Multivolume Reference - Humanities & Social Sciences!


Relationship between IHRR and Liberty Syndicates noted in reinsurance industry article

(23 Mar 2016) » More about Relationship between IHRR and Liberty Syndicates noted in reinsurance industry article


Risk Masters Scholarship: IHRR and Collingwood College

(10 Mar 2016) » More about Risk Masters Scholarship: IHRR and Collingwood College


Project to stop pollution of Twizell Burn in South Stanley woods (From The Northern Echo)

(8 Mar 2016) » More about Project to stop pollution of Twizell Burn in South Stanley woods (From The Northern Echo)


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

(11 Feb 2016) » More about First prize for reference work involving Lena Dominelli, Co-Director of IHRR


Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Scholarship - advertising will start soon for 2016/17

(10 Feb 2016) » More about Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Scholarship - advertising will start soon for 2016/17


IHRR visitor: Safiah Yusmah Muhammad Yusoff

(5 Feb 2016) » More about IHRR visitor: Safiah Yusmah Muhammad Yusoff


Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) Project

(3 Feb 2016) » More about Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) Project


Interview with Nick Odoni re the successful flood defences in Pickering

(12 Jan 2016) » More about Interview with Nick Odoni re the successful flood defences in Pickering


The team engaged in the BIOPICCC research project, funded by EPSRC, and associated with IHRR, have published a review paper as part of a ‘report card’ published by the UKRC living with Environmental Change programme

(11 Jan 2016) » More about The team engaged in the BIOPICCC research project, funded by EPSRC, and associated with IHRR, have published a review paper as part of a ‘report card’ published by the UKRC living with Environmental Change programme


North East needs 'millions' more trees to protect against flooding, says Durham scientist

Nick Odoni, of Durham University, said the landscape of Britain will need to change to adapt to increasingly extreme weather.

(16 Dec 2015) » More about North East needs 'millions' more trees to protect against flooding, says Durham scientist


Climate change and migration: expanding the debate on a multidimensional relation

(15 Dec 2015) » More about Climate change and migration: expanding the debate on a multidimensional relation


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

(8 Dec 2015) » More about The EPSRC funded project on Built Infrastructure for Older People’s Care in Conditions of Climate Change


Lena Dominelli organised a side-event at the Paris Climate Change Conference

For all information about this event please see the programme attached.

(2 Dec 2015)


Andrew Baldwin attended the COP21 Side-Event in Paris

The importance of social science research for understanding climate change induced migration.

(25 Nov 2015)


Unsaturated Soils Mechanics for Engineering Practice

Unsaturated Soils Mechanics for Engineering Practice.

(24 Nov 2015)


Liaqat Hussain receives an award from the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir for his work post the 2005 earthquake

Liaqat Hussain receives an award from the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir for his work post the 2005 earthquake.

(17 Nov 2015)


Short film about the work of Artist Edgar Ameti for Tipping Points

(3 Nov 2015) » More about Short film about the work of Artist Edgar Ameti for Tipping Points


IHRR Small Grants Call 2015-16

IHRR is offering small grants in the areas of hazard, risk and resilience at Durham University. The aim of the small grants scheme is to promote activities at Durham University that develop research activity, research capacity, impact and/or dissemination in the broad fields of hazard, risk and resilience.

Application Process

Applications should be made using the attached application form. Please complete all the relevant fields including names, titles, departments/schools and status of applicants, and email addresses for correspondence (identify lead applicant). Applications should be emailed to ihrr.admin@durham.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 26th October 2015.

(15 Oct 2015)


Professor Dominelli was among the contributors to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and represented social work educators and researchers globally through the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)

Professor Lena Dominelli, Co-Director of IHRR contributed to the latest framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This is included in the latest release of the official Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030. The publication can be found online at:

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/sendai-framework.

(14 Jul 2015)


NEPAL - After the Cameras Have Gone

The following article regarding the two recent devasting earthquakes in Nepal was written by Dr Bala Raju Nikku, Social Work Section, Univerisiti Sains Malaysia (USM) with inputs from Pradipta Kadambari, CEO, NSSW faculty and students. Edited by Professor Lena Dominelli, Co-Director IHRR.

Download the article.

(23 Jun 2015)


CMMF Scholar will Attend the Resilience Academy in Bangladesh in September 2015

Erwin Nugraha will join with other 26 international professional, academic scholars and researchers in Bangladesh for the Third session of the Resilience Academy.

(21 May 2015) » More about CMMF Scholar will Attend the Resilience Academy in Bangladesh in September 2015


EwF Updates on the Nepal Earthquake

Please visit the Earthquakes without Frontiers blog for regular updates on the Nepal Earthquake.

(21 May 2015) » More about EwF Updates on the Nepal Earthquake


Earthquake Crisis Hitting Nepal

IHRR is very concerned at the news of the earthquake in Nepal and the associated loss of life, injuries and losses sustained. Our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues in Nepal and with all the communities and families impacted by this disaster.

(27 Apr 2015) » More about Earthquake Crisis Hitting Nepal


Earthquakes without Frontiers (EwF) Writeshop and Social Sciences Project in Chung Hou, China, 15-19 April 2015

Lena Dominelli attended the Writeshop for the Earthquake without Frontiers (EwF) Project that was funded by two Research Councils in the UK (NERC and ESRC). EwF does research on continental earthquakes in the Alpine-Himalyan subduction belt that stretches from Italy to China and includes India and Nepal. Nepal had a M7.9 earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley on 25 April 2015, causing deaths and extensive property damage in Nepal and some in India, Tibet, and China.

(27 Apr 2015) » More about Earthquakes without Frontiers (EwF) Writeshop and Social Sciences Project in Chung Hou, China, 15-19 April 2015


Social Workers Participate in Earthquake Research and in Disaster Risk Reduction Training in Kathmandu Nepal

Lena Dominelli, Alex Densmore, David Milledge, Katie Oven and Hannah Ruszczyk from Durham participated in an Earthquake Without Frontiers (EwF) meeting and workshop on disaster risk reduction organised by Katie from the EwF Project and members from NSET (Nepal National Society for Earthquake Technology) a local organisation at their earthquake resilient headquarters.

(27 Apr 2015) » More about Social Workers Participate in Earthquake Research and in Disaster Risk Reduction Training in Kathmandu Nepal


Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Scholarship - Call for Applications

Applications are invited for the Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Scholarship to support a suitably qualified postgraduate student for a three year PhD programme of research in Geography at Durham University, UK. The Scholarship is to support research of high academic quality that helps to build resilience to hazards and risks challenging human societies, particularly in the global south.

(13 Apr 2015) » More about Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Scholarship - Call for Applications


Green Social Work Gains Support in Taiwan

(31 Mar 2015) » More about Green Social Work Gains Support in Taiwan


Inclusion: A key issue at the UNISDR (United Nations International Strategy on Disaster Reduction) Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Sendai, Japan 13-18 March 2015

(31 Mar 2015) » More about Inclusion: A key issue at the UNISDR (United Nations International Strategy on Disaster Reduction) Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Sendai, Japan 13-18 March 2015


Colloquium on Tipping Points and Risk for Human Societies

 

(30 Mar 2015) » More about Colloquium on Tipping Points and Risk for Human Societies


New Kīlauea volcanic health hazard study

(19 Feb 2015) » More about New Kīlauea volcanic health hazard study


Policy Brief - Smart financial regulation

Research from the Tipping Points project highlights the importance of responding to early signs of a financial crisis.

(15 Jan 2015) » More about Policy Brief - Smart financial regulation


How to regenerate brownfield land sustainably

A comic book by the ROBUST project introduces ways to regenerate brownfield land.

(12 Jan 2015) » More about How to regenerate brownfield land sustainably


Dr Nick Rosser on the mechanics of landslides

Developing early warning systems for vulnerable communities: Research at Durham University

In this video Dr Nick Rosser introduces research in landslide mechanics at IHRR.

(16 Dec 2014) » More about Dr Nick Rosser on the mechanics of landslides


Utilising academic research in policy making

IHRR Executive Director Prof Sarah Curtis was an invited speaker at a meeting convened by the Westminster Higher Education Forum.

(2 Dec 2014) » More about Utilising academic research in policy making


Call for Papers - Human migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention

28 June-1 July 2015, Durham University. Deadline: 12 December 2014

(19 Nov 2014) » More about Call for Papers - Human migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention


Anatomy of an earthquake

New video on earthquakes produced in collaboration with Earthquakes without Frontiers.

(10 Oct 2014) » More about Anatomy of an earthquake


IHRR Small Grants Scheme

Deadline: Friday 31 October 2014

(7 Oct 2014) » More about IHRR Small Grants Scheme


Report: Sustainable management of flooding on the Kosi River

New research brief on managing flooding on the Kosi River in India and Nepal.

(23 Sep 2014) » More about Report: Sustainable management of flooding on the Kosi River


Tipping Points Art Exhibition

Artist Edgar Ameti has a new exhibition on Tipping Points at Conway Hall in London.

(10 Sep 2014) » More about Tipping Points Art Exhibition


IHRR Executive Director elected as Fellow of the British Academy

Professor Sarah Curtis has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA). 

(22 Jul 2014) » More about IHRR Executive Director elected as Fellow of the British Academy


Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Postgraduate scholarship for a 3-year PhD to research how to build resilience to hazards and risks in the developing world. Deadline: August 11th 2014.

(21 Jul 2014) » More about Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Scholarship


Partnership with Insurance Institute of Newcastle

IHRR is working with the Insurance Institute of Newcastle to share knowledge on flood risk modelling and business continuity management.

(21 Jul 2014) » More about Partnership with Insurance Institute of Newcastle


Hazard Risk Resilience magazine issue 3 out now

Special issue: 'Living With Risk'

(27 Jun 2014) » More about Hazard Risk Resilience magazine issue 3 out now


New design for IHRR's blog

Check out our new blog hosted by Durham University.

(25 Jun 2014) » More about New design for IHRR's blog


Migrants on the margins

IHRR Co-Director Dr Andrew Baldwin is a researcher on a new project on migration, environmental change and urban governance.

(17 Jun 2014) » More about Migrants on the margins


A new approach to governing GM crops? Global lessons from the rising powers

The final report from the GMFuturos project on perceptions of GM in the developing world.

(16 Jun 2014) » More about A new approach to governing GM crops? Global lessons from the rising powers


Risk Masters Scholarships

New scholarships offered for the MSc/MA Programmes in Risk.

(2 May 2014) » More about Risk Masters Scholarships


Hospital design makes a difference to well-being

Design of psychiatric inpatient facility affects perception of carers’ well-being.

(22 Apr 2014) » More about Hospital design makes a difference to well-being


Tipping Points Annual Report 2013-14

Announcing the fourth annual report from the Tipping Points project.

(16 Apr 2014) » More about Tipping Points Annual Report 2013-14


PhD Studentships Available

Four new fully-funded PhD studentships at Durham University on monitoring and modelling coastal processes.

(28 Mar 2014) » More about PhD Studentships Available


Public need to be consulted in GM debate

Researchers from GMFuturos find that quality public engagement with GM is key to better regulation.

(19 Mar 2014) » More about Public need to be consulted in GM debate


Living near large areas of brownfield land can damage health

New research from the ROBUST project examines link between brownfield land and health in England.

(10 Mar 2014) » More about Living near large areas of brownfield land can damage health


Flood management needs long-term planning to succeed

"Flood management needs long-term planning and cross-party political support to succeed", says Dr Nicholas Odoni.

(12 Feb 2014) » More about Flood management needs long-term planning to succeed


Ensuring health services for older people during extreme weather

A new report on maintaining resilience for older people's care is now available.

(11 Feb 2014) » More about Ensuring health services for older people during extreme weather


IHRR Newsletter Winter 2013

The latest edition of IHRR's newsletter is now available online.

(9 Dec 2013) » More about IHRR Newsletter Winter 2013


New PhD Fellowship to Investigate Community Resilience to Natural Hazards

Durham postgraduate researcher Hanna Ruszczyk has been awarded a PhD fellowship for her research on community resilience and earthquakes.

(26 Nov 2013) » More about New PhD Fellowship to Investigate Community Resilience to Natural Hazards


Hazard Risk Resilience Special Issue 'Living with Risk': Call for Submissions

We are pleased to announce that the next issue of Hazard Risk Resilience will be a special issue on ‘Living With Risk’.

(22 Nov 2013) » More about Hazard Risk Resilience Special Issue 'Living with Risk': Call for Submissions


IHRR researchers appeal for aid to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Prof Sarah Curtis and Prof Lena Dominelli call for immediate global support to help survivors of the typhoon disaster in the Philippines.

(19 Nov 2013) » More about IHRR researchers appeal for aid to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan


UK-Brazil Responsible Innovation workshop March 2014

GMFuturos have been awarded funding by the British Council to hold a workshop on "Responsible Innovation and the Governance of Socially Controversial Technologies" in UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil on 19-21 MARCH 2014.

(8 Nov 2013) » More about UK-Brazil Responsible Innovation workshop March 2014


Tipping Points Annual Report 2012-2013

The latest annual report from the Tipping Points project is now available.

(18 Oct 2013) » More about Tipping Points Annual Report 2012-2013


IHRR Newsletter

The latest issue of IHRR's newsletter is now available.

(4 Oct 2013) » More about IHRR Newsletter


IHRR Small Grants Scheme 2013-14

IHRR is offering small grants in the areas of hazard, risk and resilience at Durham University.

(3 Oct 2013) » More about IHRR Small Grants Scheme 2013-14


Studentship Awarded to Support Research on Coastal Disasters in Bangladesh

A donation from the Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation will allow the completion of PhD research on health care access for women during and after disasters in Bangladesh.

(25 Sep 2013) » More about Studentship Awarded to Support Research on Coastal Disasters in Bangladesh


Tipping Points Workshop: Critical Transitions

A two-day interdisciplinary workshop to launch the final work package of the Tipping Points project September 27-28 at the Palatine Centre.

(20 Aug 2013) » More about Tipping Points Workshop: Critical Transitions


New Guides on Disaster Intervention, Humanitarian Aid and Ethics

Two new guides by Professor Lena Dominelli on disaster intervention are now available. 

(16 Aug 2013) » More about New Guides on Disaster Intervention, Humanitarian Aid and Ethics


Tipping Points at the British Science Festival

IHRR is pleased to announce that the Tipping Points project will be participating in the British Science Festival in September.

(26 Jun 2013) » More about Tipping Points at the British Science Festival


Hazard Risk Resilience Magazine Issue 2 Out Now

The second issue of IHRR's magazine is now available online.

(4 Jun 2013) » More about Hazard Risk Resilience Magazine Issue 2 Out Now


IHRR Postgraduate Fellowship in Enhancement of Knowledge to Build Resilience to Hazards

Durham University is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Postgraduate Fellowship designed to support a PhD studentship for 3 years in IHRR.

(21 May 2013) » More about IHRR Postgraduate Fellowship in Enhancement of Knowledge to Build Resilience to Hazards


‘Matariki Plus’ network colloquium on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Resilience

IHRR convened an important meeting of international researchers in disaster preparation and response.

(15 May 2013) » More about ‘Matariki Plus’ network colloquium on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Resilience


Making older people's health and social care more resilient to climate change

The BIOPICCC project has launched an online toolkit for assisting local planning for older people's health and social care facilities vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

(26 Mar 2013) » More about Making older people's health and social care more resilient to climate change


UK needs to prepare for variable climate and extreme weather

Prof Sarah Curtis was interviewed by BBC Radio Cumbria and ITV Tyne Tees on how extreme weather events are becoming more common in the UK.

(26 Mar 2013) » More about UK needs to prepare for variable climate and extreme weather


Fragile Futures - Call for Submissions

Tipping Points researcher Marc Botha is guest editor of a new special issue of The English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies on fragility.

(12 Mar 2013) » More about Fragile Futures - Call for Submissions


Prof Lena Dominelli: ‘Social work can mobilise community action on climate’

IHRR Co-Director Prof Lena Dominelli at COP18 speaks on the role of social work in climate change mitigation and adaptation in this video.

(22 Feb 2013) » More about Prof Lena Dominelli: ‘Social work can mobilise community action on climate’


Widespread badger cull will not prevent TB in cattle

A widespread badger cull will not solve the problem of tuberculosis in cattle, according to new research at Durham University.

(14 Feb 2013) » More about Widespread badger cull will not prevent TB in cattle


New PhD research on the impacts of disasters on women’s health care in Bangladesh

Durham PhD student Nahid Rezwana has been awarded a unique fellowship from the UNDP to study the effects of disasters on women’s access to health care in the coastal region of Bangladesh.

(9 Jan 2013) » More about New PhD research on the impacts of disasters on women’s health care in Bangladesh


Resilience Photo Competition

IHRR is hosting a unique photo competition to explore the many 'faces' of resilience.

(18 Dec 2012) » More about Resilience Photo Competition


Changing language influences perception of climate science

Are words from climate science no longer as important in scientific, public and political forums as they once were? According to new research from the Tipping Points project, keywords from climate science are being used less overall and are currently on a downward trend.

(16 Nov 2012) » More about Changing language influences perception of climate science


Major new donation from the Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation

In an important new development for Postgraduate support at Durham University, the Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Trust has generously elected to support two PhD studentships over the next three years.

(2 Oct 2012) » More about Major new donation from the Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation


Landslide fatalities are greater than previously thought

A new database from the International Landslide Centre developed by Prof Dave Petley can help policymakers manage landslide hazards and risks that have been severely underestimated in the past.

(10 Sep 2012) » More about Landslide fatalities are greater than previously thought


Tipping Points Annual Report 2011-12

The new annual report from the Tipping Points project is now available.

(15 Aug 2012) » More about Tipping Points Annual Report 2011-12


Risk of premature death and poor health higher in areas of low employment

People living in areas of England with long-term low employment rates face a greater risk of premature death, according to new research led by Prof Sarah Curtis.

(6 Aug 2012) » More about Risk of premature death and poor health higher in areas of low employment


Modelling Social Problems and Health Conference

The Tipping Points project will hold a conference13th-14th September at Durham on modelling social problems and health issues in society.

(3 Aug 2012) » More about Modelling Social Problems and Health Conference


Blogging Tipping Points Conference 2012

Researchers from the the Tipping Points project are blogging about sessions from the annual conference.

(9 Jul 2012) » More about Blogging Tipping Points Conference 2012


Earthquakes without frontiers

A new 5-year multidisciplinary research project is working to build resilience to earthquakes in areas of the Alpine-Himalayan belt, where some of the most deadly earthquakes have occurred in the last 120 years.

(7 Jun 2012) » More about Earthquakes without frontiers


IHRR Welcomes New Executive Director Prof Sarah Curtis

The Institute is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director Prof Sarah Curtis, who will continue to oversee IHRR’s research and its mission in the world today.

(6 Jun 2012) » More about IHRR Welcomes New Executive Director Prof Sarah Curtis


Field trial begins for improving brownfield soil health

The ROBUST project has begun its first public field trial for testing a new technology for regenerating brownfield land.

(23 May 2012) » More about Field trial begins for improving brownfield soil health


Britain still ill-prepared for floods

Prof Lena Dominelli was quoted in The Independent about the lack of flood defences in parts of England that led to 1,000 people being evacuated from their homes.

(11 May 2012) » More about Britain still ill-prepared for floods


Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics

IHRR's exciting new book on multidisciplinary research in risk is now available.

(11 Apr 2012) » More about Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics


Interactive Climate Science Experience at Durham University

IHRR's Tipping Points project was pleased to welcome St Anthony's Girls' School from Sunderland and All Saints VA Church of England School from Stockton for interactive lessons on the science of past climate change.

(30 Mar 2012) » More about Interactive Climate Science Experience at Durham University


Report: Restoring Trust in order to Increase Market Resilience after the Global Financial Crisis

A new report from the Tipping Points project on the role of trust in financial markets is now available.

(15 Mar 2012) » More about Report: Restoring Trust in order to Increase Market Resilience after the Global Financial Crisis


Further investigation needed for recent landslide in Papua New Guinea

Prof Dave Petley comments on role of quarry in Papua New Guinea landslide.

(7 Mar 2012) » More about Further investigation needed for recent landslide in Papua New Guinea


IHRR Small Grants Scheme

IHRR is providing funding of up to £1500 to prime research and other activities to promote work in hazard, risk and resilience at Durham University.

(7 Feb 2012) » More about IHRR Small Grants Scheme


New research on groundwater systems in India under past, present and future climates

A project led by Dr Alex Densmore received a grant of £716k from the NERC Changing Water Cycle programme.

(23 Jan 2012) » More about New research on groundwater systems in India under past, present and future climates


Landslide fatalities give warning for the future

New research on the number of deaths caused by landslides may be key to understanding their global impact and managing them in order to save lives.

(17 Jan 2012) » More about Landslide fatalities give warning for the future


New risk-based mapping tool for targeting sources of river pollution

A powerful new scientific tool for managing diffuse river pollution is available as free software to NGOs, governments and communities throughout the world.

(10 Jan 2012) » More about New risk-based mapping tool for targeting sources of river pollution


Tipping Points on BBC Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed'

IHRR's Tipping Points project was featured on the BBC radio programme 'Thinking Allowed'.

(4 Jan 2012) » More about Tipping Points on BBC Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed'


International Fellowship Opportunities Available

The second round of the Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise (DIFeREns) is now open for applications.

(28 Nov 2011) » More about International Fellowship Opportunities Available


Remembering the Aberfan Disaster

On its 45th anniversary, Dave Petley reviews the Aberfan Disaster and why lessons from the tragedy still need to be learned globally.

(21 Oct 2011) » More about Remembering the Aberfan Disaster


UK must prepare for extreme weather and ageing population

A recent study from the BIOPICCC project reveals how the UK must prepare infrastructure for older people's care for future extreme weather events due to climate change.

(11 Oct 2011) » More about UK must prepare for extreme weather and ageing population


Follow IHRR on Twitter

Keep up to date on IHRR’s events, activities and research on Twitter. 

(29 Sep 2011) » More about Follow IHRR on Twitter


Species moving north in response to climate change

Dr Ralf Ohlemüller is a co-author of a new study published in Science on the movement of plants and animals due to climate change.

(23 Aug 2011) » More about Species moving north in response to climate change


New Book by Prof Sarah Curtis

Prof Sarah Curtis has published an exciting new book: Space, Place and Mental Health.

(17 Aug 2011) » More about New Book by Prof Sarah Curtis


Tipping Points Annual Report 2010-2011

The annual report for IHRR's Tipping Points project is now available online. It provides an overview of what the project has accomplished thus far and its aims for the future.

(5 Aug 2011)


New Research Fellowship Scheme

In 2011-12 Durham University is launching a new EU-sponsored Fellowship scheme.

(28 Jul 2011) » More about New Research Fellowship Scheme


Meeting on Health Risky Behaviour

The joint meeting held between IHRR and the Durham Health Forum about research on smoking behaviours and their implications for public health was a huge success.

(11 Jul 2011) » More about Meeting on Health Risky Behaviour


Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards Report

A new report published by IHRR is available, 'Building Rural Resilience in Seismically Active Areas'.

(15 Jun 2011) » More about Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards Report


Landslides caused by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake led to loss of landscape

Fascinating research by Dr Robert Parker, Dr Alex Densmore, Dr Nick Rosser, Prof Dave Petley and others, reveals how landslides triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake resulted in a loss of landscape.

(18 May 2011) » More about Landslides caused by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake led to loss of landscape


Targeted regeneration could be key to boosting coalfield communities

Dr Mylène Riva and Prof Sarah Curtis co-authored a study on the health inequalities experienced by coalfield communities.

(16 May 2011) » More about Targeted regeneration could be key to boosting coalfield communities


Prof José Manuel Mendes visits IHRR

Prof José Manuel Mendes from the University of Coimbra, Portugal is currently visiting IHRR through an Erasmus (European Commission) scholarship.


(11 May 2011) » More about Prof José Manuel Mendes visits IHRR


Dr Paul Slovic arrives in Durham

World-renowned researcher in risk perception, Dr Paul Slovic, will arrive in Durham to give a seminar as well as IHRR's public lecture Monday 9 May.

(6 May 2011) » More about Dr Paul Slovic arrives in Durham


NERC-funded 'Global Volcano Model'

Dr Claire Horwell is a project partner in the 'Global Volcano Model' funded by NERC.

(29 Apr 2011) » More about NERC-funded 'Global Volcano Model'


Bursaries available for MA/MSc Programmes in Risk

The Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience is excited to announce two Moyes Foundation Bursaries for the MA/MSc Programmes in Risk, with a value up to £25,000 each. Deadline: 17th June 2011

(26 Apr 2011) » More about Bursaries available for MA/MSc Programmes in Risk


Report from Kosi River Workshop

A report from the workshop on mitigating flooding from the Kosi River in India is now available.

(21 Apr 2011) » More about Report from Kosi River Workshop


A new approach to flood hazard and resilience for the Kosi River, Bihar

Dr Alex Densmore is currently in India working with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur on developing a better understanding of the Kosi River flood disaster of 2008.

(31 Mar 2011) » More about A new approach to flood hazard and resilience for the Kosi River, Bihar


Resilience Matters Seminar Series

A new seminar series in IHRR organised by Prof Lena Dominelli explores the term 'resilience' and how it is used within different contexts.

(16 Mar 2011) » More about Resilience Matters Seminar Series


Alex Densmore featured in The Guardian

Dr Alex Densmore, Director of Hazards research in IHRR, was featured in an article in The Guardian about how aftershocks can occur after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan.

(14 Mar 2011) » More about Alex Densmore featured in The Guardian


Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards Workshop

IHRR welcomed colleagues from the National Society of Earthquake Technology (NSET-Nepal), the Nepal School of Social Work, and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Bangkok who participated in a workshop on 'Building Rural Resilience in Seismically Active Areas'.

(1 Mar 2011) » More about Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards Workshop


Dave Petley assists AU government in river bank collapse management

Prof Dave Petley met with Australia's Department of Water to share his knowledge on managing river bank collapse. 

(14 Feb 2011) » More about Dave Petley assists AU government in river bank collapse management


IHRR receives new director

IHRR is pleased to welcome its new director Prof Dave Petley.  Dave has been involved with the Institute since its infancy and founded one of the Institute's flagship projects -- The International Landslide Centre.

(17 Jan 2011) » More about IHRR receives new director


IHRR awarded NERC/ESRC resilience research grant

The Institute has been awarded a grant from the NERC/ESRC program 'Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards.' The award for £29,616 involves Alex Densmore (PI), Lena Dominelli (Co-I), Jonathan Rigg (Co-I), David Petley (Co-I) and Katie Oven (PDRA).

(16 Nov 2010) » More about IHRR awarded NERC/ESRC resilience research grant


Report on health assessment of Icelandic ash released

A new study led by Claire Horwell has concluded that the ash from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull earlier this year does not have the potential to cause long-term respiratory health problems for Icelanders.


(30 Sep 2010) » More about Report on health assessment of Icelandic ash released


Transcending Risk: Building Resilient Communities

A new programme of research at IHRR, 'Transcending Risk', was launched recently. It's about how communities can overcome risks they experience on a day-to-day basis through resilience and how they cope with the uncertainty of risk.

(8 Sep 2010) » More about Transcending Risk: Building Resilient Communities


Alex Densmore featured on China Radio International

Dr Alex Densmore was interviewed for the programme 'People in the Know' on China Radio International about China's recent flood and debris flow hazards.  A podcast of the programme is available on CRI's website.

(3 Sep 2010)


Rise of health scares has social basis

Attempts to communicate health pandemics accurately are thwarted by rapid growing interest in health scares that spread socially rather than through individuals feeling a genuine need to find out about the disease, according to new research.

(15 Jul 2010) » More about Rise of health scares has social basis


New report launched on public attitudes to synthetic biology

Dr Matthew Kearnes and Professor Phil Macnaghten were advisers for a new project on public attitudes towards synthetic biology entitled Synthetic Biology Dialogue.  The project report highlights public concerns about risks associated with synthetic biology and encourages ways of engaging the public with regulating new technologies.

(15 Jun 2010) » More about New report launched on public attitudes to synthetic biology


Yangtze River's ancient origins revealed

Alex Densmore, Director of Hazards Research at IHRR, and his research team discovered that the Yangtze River began to cut the Three Gorges area in China around 45 million years ago.  Read the full press release here

(3 Jun 2010) » More about Yangtze River's ancient origins revealed


Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Blog

The Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience recently launched its new blog.  It will help serve the Institute in communicating its research and impacts.

Go to http://ihrr.wordpress.com/

 

(4 May 2010)


Landslide expert highlights flood risks in Pakistan

Durham Geographer David Petley’s work on risks arising from a recent landslide in Pakistan has been featured in The Guardian newspaper and in The National in Abu Dhabi.

(12 Apr 2010) » More about Landslide expert highlights flood risks in Pakistan


Funding available for Masters by Research project

Funding is available for a Masters by Research project 'From high flows to low flows: Can flood risk measures simultaneously deliver a more secure water resource environment?  This is a partly funded Masters by Research project at Durham University with the Eden Rivers Trust.  For further details see http://www.dur.ac.uk/ihrr/graduateprogramme/fundingannouncements/

(22 Mar 2010)


PhD studentship at Durham University, in collaboration with GeoInfo Centre

This studentship will support a full time PhD student undertaking research to assess and enhance strategies for translating and communicating, to diverse non-academic audiences, the findings from research on risks to human populations.

(15 Mar 2010) » More about PhD studentship at Durham University, in collaboration with GeoInfo Centre


MA/MSc Programmes in Risk starting in October 2010

We are delighted to announce that we are launching three new taught Masters Programmes in Risk starting in October 2010.

(2 Feb 2010) » More about MA/MSc Programmes in Risk starting in October 2010


Podcasts now available

Podcasts of some IHRR seminars are now available.  These audio transcripions give a flavour of the subject matter and teaching style that will be used on the new Masters programme shortly to be launched.  Please refer to the Podcasts page /ihrr/resources/podcasts/ for further details.  

(29 Jan 2010)


Postdoctoral research assistants required for Leverhulme Tipping Points project

The Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience is appointing 5 postdoctoral research assistants to work on a 5 year Leverhulme Programme Grant: Tipping Points - mathematics, metaphors and meanings.

(19 Nov 2009) » More about Postdoctoral research assistants required for Leverhulme Tipping Points project


Research Writer and Dissemination Officer required

The Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience wishes to appoint a Research Writer and Dissemination Officer.

(19 Nov 2009) » More about Research Writer and Dissemination Officer required


Chancellor Bill Bryson launches new charity to help students from the Global South

The Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation launched on Tuesday 17th November to commemorate Christopher Moyes, a leading Durham businessman and former chairman of the council of Durham University who died in 2006.

(17 Nov 2009) » More about Chancellor Bill Bryson launches new charity to help students from the Global South


How deep will nanotechnology's impact be?

The final report of the DEEPEN (Deepening Ethical Engagement in Emerging Nanotechnologies) project will be launched on 28th September in Brussels.

(22 Sep 2009) » More about How deep will nanotechnology's impact be?


Research shows remarkable resilience displayed by Afghan children

Research carried out by Catherine Panter-Brick and Mark Eggerman in Anthropology with colleagues in Pakistan and Afghanistan has constituted the first large-scale survey of mental health among young people in Afghanistan. It was found that one in five schoolchildren in northern Afghanistan is likely to suffer from a psychiatric disorder, and that day-to-day violence and stress were as much the cause of the children’s suffering as the war-related brutalities they witnessed. However, remarkable resilience by the children was displayed.

(25 Aug 2009) » More about Research shows remarkable resilience displayed by Afghan children


IHRR awarded £1.75 million grant from the Leverhulme Trust

The Institute of Hazard and Risk Research has been awarded a grant to study Tipping Points in economic and environmental systems.

(21 Jul 2009) » More about IHRR awarded £1.75 million grant from the Leverhulme Trust


IHRR awarded a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow

IHRR, along with Durham's newly formed Energy Institute (DEI), bid to NERC's call to house a Knowledge Exchange Fellow. We proposed Professor Bob Holdsworth, a University champion in Knowledge Exchange. He was interviewed on the 20th May and subsequently awarded a three year Fellowship, allowing him to dedicate 50% of his time to growing links with industry for IHRR and the DEI.

(1 Jun 2009)


Durham Professor argues that science alone will not save us

Sarah Curtis, Professor in Health and Risk in the Geography Department at Durham University has been quoted in the Guardian on Tuesday 19th May for her argument that funding for the social sciences is just as important as that for science and engineering when it comes to dealing with the consequences of climate change.

(19 May 2009) » More about Durham Professor argues that science alone will not save us


RSPsoc Prize

Rob Parker (MSc by research supervised by Nick Rosser, Alex Densmore and Dave Petley) presented a talk entitled 'Investigating controls on the spatial distribution of landslides triggered by the Wenchuan Earthquake, Sichuan Province, China' at the student conference of the UK Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPsoc). Rob and Georgie Bennett (MSc by research supervised by Dave Evans and Patrice Carbonneau) were jointly awarded the prize for the best presentation at this national level conference.

(20 Apr 2009)


Professor Sarah Curtis awarded a £713K grant from the EPSRC to investigate Built Infrastructure for Older People in Conditions of Climate Change

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has awarded to Durham University and Heriot-Watt University grants totalling £713,942 for the BIOPICCC project, as part of a major research network funded by the Council on Adaption and Resilience to a Changing Climate.

(28 Mar 2009) » More about Professor Sarah Curtis awarded a £713K grant from the EPSRC to investigate Built Infrastructure for Older People in Conditions of Climate Change


Natural Hazards Workshop Web and Wiki

Why not contribute to our online discussion forum?

(3 Mar 2009) » More about Natural Hazards Workshop Web and Wiki


Masters Funding Announced

We are pleased to announce the availability of six £4,500 bursaries for our new Masters (by research) programmes in Hazard and Risk, for students starting in October 2009.

(16 Feb 2009) » More about Masters Funding Announced


Moyes Trust PhD Funding Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2009 competition for a Fellowship supported by the Christopher Moyes Memorial Trust.

(12 Feb 2009) » More about Moyes Trust PhD Funding Announced


Boulby Geoscience

New grant to support feasibility study into developing an underground laboratory

(11 Feb 2009) » More about Boulby Geoscience


Celebration of Benefactors

The IHRR new building is now finished and occupied and an event to officially launch the building and celebrate the contribution made by benefactors will be held on Wednesday February 11th.

(16 Jan 2009)


Controversial Theory on Cause of Landslides

Dave Petley received coverage in a Malaysian Sunday newspaper following his keynote lecture at an International Symposium on Slope Management in Kuala Lumpur.

(16 Jan 2009) » More about Controversial Theory on Cause of Landslides


First Scientist to Visit Sichuan Province

Dr Alex Densmore, Director of Hazards at IHRR was the first UK scientist to visit Sichuan Province to analyse the earthquake zone soon after the May earthquake hit. He worked alongside colleagues from the Chengdu University of Technology, the Seismological Bureau of Sichuan Province and Shell UK. Densmore presented the team's findings at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco in mid-December.

(16 Jan 2009) » More about First Scientist to Visit Sichuan Province


INSPIRE

Peter Atkins has been awarded an Exploratory Grant of £2,000 under the British Council’s INSPIRE programme which encourages international strategic partnerships in research and education.

(16 Jan 2009) » More about INSPIRE


ROBUST

Karen Johnson from Engineering and Clare Bambra from Geography have been awarded an EPSRC grant entitled 'ROBUST - Regeneration of brownfield using sustainable technolgoies'.

(16 Jan 2009) » More about ROBUST


Tipping Points

IHRR is leading for the University on an outline bid to Leverhulme for Tipping Points with involvement from a number of other departments. Two case examples have been identified which are the Greenland Ice Sheet and Financial Crisis. It is exciting because tipping points undermine much of the fundamental basis of risk management.

(16 Jan 2009) » More about Tipping Points


IHRR researchers appeal for aid to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Prof Sarah Curtis and Prof Lena Dominelli call for immediate global support to help survivors of the typhoon disaster in the Philippines.

(19 Nov 2013) » More about IHRR researchers appeal for aid to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan