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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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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