UK Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference

Help build the UK disaster science community

9th and 10th January 2017

King's College London

With support from IHRR, Durham University and the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol

The UK ADR is open to all UK based researchers working on disaster science. Founded in 2016 to champion the voice of UK science in government policy making, UKADR aims to support UK government contributions to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30 and facilitate networking between all science traditions.

Annual Conference theme:

Integrated Research that Makes a Difference

Conference Aim: to be an open meeting place for researchers, research funders, government and other policy makers, practitioners in the UK and overseas. This is an opportunity to showcase UK disaster science to the funder and user communities, to influence thinking on UK policy and research funding.

Current Conference Sessions

Global landscape for DRR policy — and UK research contributions
Chair: Andrew Collins, Northumbria University

Risk, responsibility and fairness in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Chairs: Arabella Fraser, Overseas Development Institute, and Keith Hyams, Warwick University

Science epistemology and productive policy
Chair: Amy Donovan, King's College London

Health protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: exploring the state of the art in disaster health research
Chairs: Sari Kovats, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Richard Amlot, Public Health England