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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 2022

Research Output 2000 2019

A framework for reconstruction of road infrastructure after a disaster

Hayat, E., Haigh, R. & Amaratunga, D., 6 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 10, 2/3, p. 151-166 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Disasters
Triangulation
Sustainable development

An investigation into root causes of sabotage and vandalism of pipes: A major environmental hazard in Niger Delta, Nigeria

Albert, O., Amaratunga, D. & Haigh, R., 4 Jul 2019, Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Selected papers from the International Conference on Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience. Fernando, N. & Siriwardana, C. (eds.). National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, p. 22-37 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File
environmental hazard
pipe
marginalization
oil
oil spill

Application of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to Identify Communication Network Associated with Multi-Hazard Early Warning (MHEW) in Sri Lanka

Shehara, I., Siriwardana, C., Amaratunga, D. & Haigh, R., 2019, 2019 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon). IEEE, p. 141-146 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

communication network
network analysis
social network
disaster
stakeholder

A Regional Analysis of the Role of Multi-Hazard Early Warnings For Coastal Community Resilience in Asia

Hemachandra, K., Haigh, R. & Amaratunga, D., 2019, ICSBE 2018: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment. Peradeniya: Springer Singapore, Vol. 1. p. 62-70 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
hazard
early warning system
tsunami
Asia
analysis
Open Access
Climate Change
risk reduction
disasters
Disasters
Risk Reduction Behavior

Activities 2004 2019

High Level Forum on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR)

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Organiser), Richard Haigh (Member of programme committee), Nuwan Dias (Organiser)
12 Jul 2019

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

Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for Sri Lanka – Overview of Stakeholder Roles and Coordination, Event Operations, Timelines and Checklists

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Chair), Richard Haigh (Participant), Nuwan Dias (Participant)
12 Jul 2019

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

Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for Sri Lanka – Table Top Exercise

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Chair), Richard Haigh (Chair), Nuwan Dias (Organiser)
11 Jul 2019

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

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Organiser), Richard Haigh (Organiser)
13 May 201917 May 2019

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

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (External organisation)

Dilanthi Amaratunga (Member), Richard Haigh (Member)
1 Apr 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee