I work primarily in developing countries, with a focus on the linkages between risk and poverty. As a social scientist with a background in human geography my interests centre on questions of social vulnerability and adaptation to hazards, but I have undertaken most of my research within an inter-disciplinary setting, working in combination with a range of environmental and medical scientists. The majority of my work has been in the context of climatic and geophysical hazards, including many research and consultancy projects on disaster risk.
Within STREVA, I lead the work package on vulnerability (WP3), which comprises analyses in thee forensic and three trial settings. I also contribute across the project to developments in other work packages, particularly the more integrative WP5 and WP6. My involvement in STREVA is for the length of the project.