UK Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference

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Anson Rooms

Richmond Building

105 Queens Road

BS8 1LN

United Kingdom

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The UKADR conference brings together the UK's rich and diverse disaster research community. It provides a forum for UK researchers to network across disciplinary fields and to interact with research funders, national and local government and charitable organisations operating in the UK and internationally.

What is the focus of the 2018 conference?

This year, the conference will focus on complexity.

In recent years there has been a growth of recognition that disasters arise from, and are impacted by, complex interlinked hazards. These hazards interface with complex vulnerabilities that can profoundly shape how severely people experience the impacts of those disasters.

Rapid urbanization, climatic change, intensification and growing reliance on technology, and regional and global economic chains, are all making disaster risk reduction more complicated and more important. Understanding these complexities demands the integration of arts, social sciences, engineering, and the physical science knowledge. It also requires the sharing of expertise between practitioners, academics and policy makers.

The 2018 UKADR Conference will explore the intersections of complexities related to disaster studies, and bring a wealth of stakeholders together for vibrant discussion and debate.

How to participate?

Individuals are welcome to register their attendance only, or to submit a paper, poster, or full panel proposal. Panels will be allocated approximately 90 minutes.

Potential panel themes include

  • Built environment
  • Climate change and disasters
  • Disaster funding, laws and policies
  • Disaster ICT and emergency communications
  • Disaster management
  • Disaster relief, resilience and research
  • Disaster response and management
  • Natural hazards
  • Technology and DRR
  • Police, fire, military personnel in disasters
  • Public health preparedness
  • Sociology of disasters
  • Urban planning and urban renewal
  • Other areas (please specify)

If you wish to submit an individual papers, poster, or full panel proposals, please register by 20 January 2018.

This conference is hosted by the University of Bristol Cabot Institute on behalf of the UK Alliance for Disaster Research.



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Anson Rooms

Richmond Building

105 Queens Road

BS8 1LN

United Kingdom

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The primary motivation for the UKADR is to bring together the UK's rich and diverse disaster research community. This will facilitate collaboration and partnership to aid representation of the research community at government level in the UK, and, where appropriate, help with the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Alliance is independent and managed by voluntary contributions from the UK research community.

Membership is open to staff and PhD students of any research-and-capacity-building institute based in the UK that is active in researching disaster risk and its management. This includes universities and other educational institutions, charitable trusts, think tanks and research departments within government agencies, private businesses or civil society organisations. Disaster risk reduction, prevention and preparedness, disaster response, reconstruction and recovery are all of interest.

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