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17:00 - 18:00 7 October 2013

Professor David Alexander inaugural lecture, on "Around the World in 80 Disasters"


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

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David Alexander, Professor, UCL IRDR, Research Interests David Alexander carries out research in diverse aspects of disaster risk and response. In his work on earthquake epidemiology, he has studied the causes and patterns of mortality and morbidity (death and injury) in major seismic events. He is currently writing a book on recovery from disaster and has studied this in the context of recent earthquakes in various countries. He is also conducting research on methods of emergency planning and management, and on theoretical modelling of disasters. Recently, he has written about the Costa Concordia shipwreck, the 2010 Icelandic volcanic eruption and its implications for transport planning and cultural models of people's reactions to the threat of disaster. Teaching Interests Da

Professor David Alexander was recently appointed Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction in UCL's new Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. He will give his inaugural lecture on "around the world in 80 disasters" and will be followed by a wine reception which is to be held in the Haldane Room.


Dr Rosanna Smith
+44 (0)2076793157 | rosanna.smith@ucl.ac.uk


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