• University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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  • 873 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
20002020

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Biography

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Disaster Management
  • Natural Hazards
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Planning
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Disaster Risk Governance
  • Disaster Studies
  • Early Warning

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Research Output

A micro scale study of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in coastal urban strategic planning for the Jakarta

Rahayu, H. P., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D., Kombaitan, B., Khoirunnisa, D. & Pradana, V., 1 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 11, 1, p. 119-133 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • A study of people-centered early warning system in the face of near-field tsunami risk for Indonesian coastal cities

    Rahayu, H. P., Comfort, L., Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. & Khoirunnisa, D., 16 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 11, 2, p. 241-262 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • Societal Impact of the Research Study on Governance of Upstream-Downstream Interface of Tsunami Early Warning - The Case of Sri Lanka

    Dias, N., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Premalal, S. & Basnayake, S., 19 Mar 2020, 2019 From Innovation to Impact (FITI). IEEE, 6 p. 9037636

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

  • The upstream-downstream interface of Sri Lanka’s tsunami early warning system

    Haigh, R., Sakalasuriya, M., Amaratunga, D., Basnayake, S., Hettige, S., Premalal, S. & Jayasinghe Arachchi, A., 10 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 11, 2, p. 219-240 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    9th International Conference on Building Resilience

    Dilanthi Amaratunga (Member of programme committee), Richard Haigh (Member of programme committee)
    13 Jan 202015 Jan 2020

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

    4th International Workshop on Multi Hazard Early Warning for Coastal Resilience and 6th CABARET Steering Committee Meeting

    Dias Hemachandra (Member of programme committee), Dilanthi Amaratunga (Chair), Richard Haigh (Chair)
    5 Jan 202010 Jan 2020

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

    Enablers for Effective Multihazard Early Warning System: A Literature Review

    Dias Hemachandra (Speaker), Richard Haigh (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Dilanthi Amaratunga (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
    12 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    10th International conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management

    Dilanthi Amaratunga (Member of programme committee), Richard Haigh (Organiser)
    12 Dec 201914 Dec 2019

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

    High Level Forum on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

    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, ...