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Biography

Professor Richard Haigh joined the University of Huddersfield in 2014 as Co-Director of the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the School of Art, Design and Architecture. This multi-disciplinary Centre is committed to excellence in research and collaboration to improve the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

Richard was previously a Professor at the University of Salford, where he studied and worked for 20 years. He undertook a degree in Construction Management before commencing his doctoral studies in 1998, which focused on the development of a process capacity maturity model for the construction industry. Richard worked as a research assistant and fellow in several major EPSRC and NHS funded projects prior to joining the University as a lecturer in 2003. Richard went on to contribute to a wide range of teaching and research activities at Salford’s School of the Built Environment, while also serving in several School management roles, including as Director of Research Training and Co-Director of Postgraduate Research for the School’s 200+ PhD students. Richard became a Professor in 2012 and prior to joining Huddersfield in 2014, was Acting Associate Head of Research & Innovation at Salford’s School of the Built Environment, No.1 in Research Power at the last RAE for Architecture and the Built Environment.

Research Expertise and Interests

His research interests are in field of disaster resilience in the built environment, with a focus on disaster risk governance and accountability, multi-hazard early warning and the last mile, convergence of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption, and post-conflict reconstruction. 

Keywords

  • Disaster Management
  • Natural Disasters
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Planning
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • International Agencies
  • Disaster Studies

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 2000 2019

Open Access
Climate Change
risk reduction
disasters
Disasters
Risk Reduction Behavior
2 Citations (Scopus)

A capacity analysis framework for multi-hazard early warning in coastal communities

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. & Hemachandra, D., 2018, In : Procedia Engineering. 212, p. 1139-1146 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
Hazards
Disasters
Alarm systems
Economics
Tsunamis

A Conceptual framework to analyse consequences of post conflict reconstruction interventions

Sakalasuriya, M., Haigh, R. & Amaratunga, D., 2018, In : Procedia Engineering. 212, p. 894-901 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
1 Citations (Scopus)

A model and system for an integrated analysis of the iterative life cycle of university-industry partnerships

Kaklauskas, A., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Binkyte, A., Lepkova, N., Survila, A., Lill, I., Tantaee, S. & Banaitis, A., 2018, In : Procedia Engineering. 212, p. 270-277 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
Life cycle
Disasters
Industry
Decision theory
Taxation

A Study into the Role of International Collaborations in Higher Education to Enhance Research Capacity for Disaster Resilience

Amaratunga, D., Liyanage, C. & Haigh, R., 2018, In : Procedia Engineering. 212, p. 1233-1240 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
Disasters
Education
International cooperation
Developing countries
Risk management

Activities 2004 2019

Advancing Skill Creation to Enhance Transformation International Conference

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Chair), Richard Haigh (Chair)
Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

ASCENT Festival 2019 (Event)

Chandana Siriwardana (Editor), Nishara Fernando (Editor), Chamal Perera (Editor), Chameera Randil (Editor), Gimhan Jayasiri (Editor), Dilanthi Amaratunga (Editor), Richard Haigh (Editor)
Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

International Symposium on Making Cities Resilient (Event)

Chamindi Malalgoda (Editor), Dilanthi Amaratunga (Editor), Richard Haigh (Editor), Oshienemen Albert (Editor)
Sep 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Overcoming Challenges to Cohesive Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in European Local Authorities

Georgina Clegg (Speaker), Nuwan Dias (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Dilanthi Amaratunga (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Richard Haigh (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
17 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Guidelines and Training for the Preparation of Sri Lankan Standard Operating Procedures for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Invited speaker), Richard Haigh (Invited speaker)
6 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk