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Professor of Disaster Resilience Co-Director,
Global Disaster Resilience Centre, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate Huddersfield,
HD1 3DH,

Prof Richard Haigh

Richard Haigh is Professor of Disaster Resilience and Co-Director of the University of Huddersfield’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre. His research interests include multi-hazard early warning, disaster risk governance and resilience in the built environment.

He is the Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment and Co-Founder of the International Conference on Building Resilience series. He is also an expert member of Working Group 1 of Intergovernmental Coordination Group on the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) and was a UK Advocate for the UN campaign on Making Cities Resilient. 

Since 2014, Richard and his team have secured 26 external research grants with 145 international partners in 45 countries (grant value of £5.1m). These address a diverse array of challenges, including the convergence of multi-hazard early warning, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, displacement, the social impact of post-conflict reconstruction, curricular development and capacity building for resilience. Funding has been obtained from diverse sources, including the UK Natural Environment Research Council, EU Horizon 2020, UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Erasmus+, FP7 International Cooperation, EU Lifelong Learning, EU Asia Link, European Social Fund, UK Newton Fund, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Council, JISC and RICS.

Richard and his team won the 2019 Newton Prize for Indonesia, celebrating the best research innovation partnership for the project Mainstreaming Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaption Strategies into Coastal Urban Agglomeration Policy.

Richard has given over 80 invited speeches and keynote presentations for audiences in over twenty-five countries across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia.

He has also published over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 edited books, 9 book chapters, and over 20 reports for a variety of stakeholders.

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