John is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. He has a wide range of expertise with satellite remote sensing technologies, geomorpholy and field investigations. His research is aimed at understanding the relationship between earthquakes, crustal deformation and landscape evolution. John has studied active faulting and earthquake hazard all over the world including in Italy, Turkey, Kazakhstan, China, New Zealand and the USA.
Ekbal is a postdoctoral researcher working full-time on the Seismic Cities project. He completed his PhD in geophysics and satellite geodesy at the University of Leeds. His research involved mapping the spatial distribution of strain accumulation along the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey, using satellite radar techniques. He has been closely involved with Geology for Global Development since its inception in 2010, a charity that aims to increase the effectiveness of the work of earth scientists in international development.
Margarita is a Lecturer at the School of Nursing, Universidad del Desarrollo. She has been studying health among immigrants and she is conducting a study that explores the experiences with disasters among immigrants in Chile. She has extensive knowledge of qualitative research as well as in social vulnerability and its effect on health in Chile.
Andrew is Professor of Economics and Political Economy, and Economics Divisional Director of Research, at Leeds University Business School. His research interests form a wide ranging and interdisciplinary project under the broadly defined fields of socio-economic research methodology and ‘political economy’ or ‘economic sociology’. He has acted as advisor to HM Treasury on infrastructure economics, in particular regarding the economic evaluation of system of infrastructure provision.
Emma has worked as an underwater visual artist for fourteen years. Through working with a combination of photography, film and audio-visual installation she explores the human relationship with the underwater environment. Emma is Royal College of Art alumni and has developed works funded by institutional organisations including The National Media Museum, The Photographers Gallery, The Arts Council England, The British Council, the Singapore International Foundation and INTERREG IVC (financed by the European Regional Development Fund).
John is the Deputy Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the School of Psychology at University of Sussex. His work on mass emergency behaviour has been used by the emergency services, the Department of Health, and Birmingham Resilience. A United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction case study, based on his research, can be found here. John published the first social-psychological analysis of collective behavioural responses among survivors in both the 2005 London bombings and the 2010 Maule (Chile) earthquake.
Laura is a NERC Independent Research Fellow in SEE at Leeds. She investigates the variability of earthquake recurrence and fault slip on millennial timescales and the implications this has for assessing the seismic hazard in populated regions of the Mediterranean. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher (then Co-I) funded by a collaborative NERC grant focused on determining past earthquakes on faults across Abruzzo, Italy, showing previously ignored or neglected faults in the region may pose an elevated seismic hazard to surrounding cities. She utilises geochemical techniques combined with field research to quantify the Holocene history of earthquake activity, which is sometimes neglected when estimating the hazard posed in earthquake prone regions.
Tom is Research Associate in New Media at the University of Leeds School of Media and Communication. He has a strong background in design and digital media, including commercial experience in the development of virtual reality systems. He is currently developing cutting-edge ethnographic research methods including multisensory, spatial and participatory environments. These methods are being evaluated in collaboration with The Science Museum and The National Media Museum and in the creation of a virtual archive of a grade I listed building.
Ana is a medical technologist at the Santiago University of Development, with a Health Psychology Masters. She has extensive training and practice in qualitative research, conducting field data collection using individual interviews and focus groups. She has been project manager of several research projects and her research has focused on coping among vulnerable communities, immigrants and those exposed to natural disasters.
Simon is the Deputy Director of Research and Innovation and a Senior Lecturer in Photography and Digital Culture at the University of Leeds. He has won several RCUK awards for storytelling and digital cultural heritage work. He has worked across communities and large organisations (BBC & Science Museum Group) exploring the role of heritage as an emancipatory tool and has a special focus on community co-working and development of advocacy tools.
Paula is a health psychologist and Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She is PI of one of the research strands in CIGIDEN (Integrated Natural Disaster Management) & has been carrying out research to understand individual and collective response after disasters, in particular the evacuation process and the factors associated with this, as well as how aid is organized and provided by citizens and other groups. She has also studied mental health outcomes and the role of exposure and social support among other variables.
Gavin is Reader in Identity & Resilience in Communities & Organisations Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour & Achievement at Coventry University. Gavin has published 50 articles (including an article and response comment on reproducibility and psychological science in Science) and edited several books and conference proceedings. His research is inspired by theoretically-driven and interdisciplinary approaches that typically challenge mainstream psychology research.
Tim is Professor of Satellite Geodesy in the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds and is director of the NERC Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET). His work has been at the forefront of developing the use of satellite radar interferometry (InSAR) for measuring tectonic and volcanic deformation. He has published more than 70 articles in major international journals, and his work is highly cited.