• University of Huddersfield
    HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Professor Richard Haigh joined the University of Huddersfield in 2014 as Co-Director of the Global Disaster Resilience Centre, now located in the Department of Biological and Geographic Sciences, School of Applied Sciences. This multi-disciplinary Centre is committed to excellence in research and collaboration to improve the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

In 2019, Richard won the Newton Prize for Indonesia, in collaboration with his colleagues, Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga, and and Dr Harkunti Rahayu from Institut Teknologi Bandung, for a project that is helping to protect coastal communities from the devastation caused by coastal hazards such as flooding and tsunamis.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Disaster Management
  • Natural Hazards
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Planning
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Disaster Risk Governance
  • Disaster Studies
  • Early Warning
  • Disaster resilience
  • Built environment
  • Disaster risk governance and accountability
  • Multi-hazard early warning
  • Convergence of disaster risk reduction
  • Climate change adaption


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