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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. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • 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 2020

Open Access
disaster
risk reduction
disaster management
civil society
local government
Open Access
early warning system
tsunami
mitigation
stakeholder
earthquake

Accountability in the Context of Disaster Risk Governance

Amaratunga, D. (ed.), Haigh, R. (ed.) & Hettige, S. (ed.), 1 Nov 2019, 51 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
accountability
literature review
disaster
stakeholder
product

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
Open Access
Strategic planning
Climate change
Disasters
Hazards
Drainage

Activities 2004 2019

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 (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 – 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, ...