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Research Interests

Multidimentional risk and vulnerability analysis; Collaborative local risk reduction, response and resilience governance; new and emerging technologies for crisis and disaster management;  humanitarian responders’ safety; spontaneous volunteerism in disaster.

Teaching Activity

Postgraduate modules

  • Global Risk and Resilience (BNM895)
  • Introduction to Crisis Management (BNM501)
  • Crisis Technology and Analytics (BNM892)
  • Advances in Crisis Management (BNM894)
  • Crisis and Disaster Response Planning Exercise (BPG130B)
  • Operations Management (BNM810)
  •  MSc in Crisis and Disaster Management Dissertation Supervision (BDM182)
  • Executive MBA Project Supervision (BDM154)
  • MBA Project Supervision ( BDM151)
  • PG Workplacement Supervision

Undergraduate modules

Operations Strategy (BN3349)

Placement Assessment (BUP100)


PhD Supervision

1.Ms. Laxmi Thapa –Intelligent Disaster Management in Smart Cities (2024-2027)

2.Mr. Dean Smith- A Mixed Reality System for Emergency Management to improve Situational Awareness using Scenario Engineering and Gamification (2024-2027)

Research Projects/Collaborations

1.ESRC New Investigator (2024-2026) ‘Disaster Impact, Risk Reduction and Regime Type in Southeast Asia’ .CoI.

Collaboration: University of York, UK; Action Aid International 

2.UKRI-NERC Understanding geohazard processes and their impacts across India (2024-2028) ‘Quantifying earthquake hazard and enhancing resilience in India’. CoI.

Collaboration: University of Cambridge, UK; Lancaster University, UK; IISER Kolkata, India; National Centre for Seismology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India; Central University of Himanchal Pradesh, India; Shri Mata Vaushno Devi University Katra, India.

Administrative Roles

Programme Director, MSc Crisis and Disaster Management 

Member, College Research Ethic Committee

External Connections and Partnerships

Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan; Tzu Chi University, Taiwan; Seoul National University, The Republic of Korea; Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Sustainability (IRIS), Nepal; West Bangal Radio (Amateur Club) - Emergency Wireless Communication During Crisis and Natural Disaster, India; Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe; National Civil Defense and Disaster Management Training Institute, Ministry of Interior & Safety (MOIS), The Republic of Korea; Emergency Planning Unit, The London Borough of Hounslow, The United Kingdom; Islamic Relief Worldwide.The United Kingdom.



2022-2023          Aston Research Impact Fund

2016-2017          Four British Council – Newton Travel Grants for Kazakhstan, China, Oman and Turkey

2007-2008          British Council Young Scientists Networking Award 

2003-2004          ProVention Consortium Grant



Media Contributions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Getting down to local level: exploring vulnerability to improve disaster management systems in Nepal., University of Northumbria Newcastle

Award Date: 14 Jul 2012

MSc, Disaster Management System in Nepal: A Study of the Perceptions of Marginalized Groups in Relation to Disasters and a Disaster Management Project in Nepal. , University of Northumbria Newcastle

Award Date: 17 Jul 2002

BSc, Comparative study of environmental hazards in Delhi and Kathmandu, University of Delhi

Award Date: 25 Jun 1998

External positions

Crisis and Disaster Management Advisor

1 Nov 2022 → …

Crisis and Disaster Management Advisor

1 Nov 2022 → …

Visiting Professor

1 Dec 2019 → …


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Disaster Management
  • Risks and Vulnerability Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic planning
  • Collaborative Governance


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