UKADR Conference 2022: 7 and 8 December, Edinburgh, UK

We are now at full capacity for UKADR2022. Please inform the organisers ( if you’re no longer able to make it as we have a waiting list of people who would like to come.

We're pleased to announce that the 2022 UKADR conference will be held at the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI) on 7 and 8 December 2022. It is being co-organised by the University of Edinburgh, the British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University.

The theme of this year's conference will be 'Disaster research and innovation at a time of global uncertainty'.

We hope this focus will encourage an inclusive discussion on major global challenges (e.g. the climate crisis, conflict and emerging from the pandemic) and the role of disaster research and innovation in a time of uncertainty.

UK Alliance for Disaster Research

The primary motivation for the UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) is to bring together the UK's rich and diverse disaster research community. This will facilitate collaboration and partnership to aid representation of the research community at government level in the UK, and, where appropriate, help with the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Alliance is independent and managed by voluntary contributions from the UK research community.

Membership is open to staff and PhD students of any research-and-capacity-building institute based in the UK that is active in researching disaster risk and its management. This includes universities and other educational institutions, charitable trusts, think tanks and research departments within government agencies, private businesses or civil society organisations. Disaster risk reduction, prevention and preparedness, disaster response, reconstruction and recovery are all of interest.


GYA call for membership 2023

The 2023 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2023 is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

UKADR webinar — 13 July 2022

WHO Thematic Platform for Health EDRM

Scan the QR code to register for the WHO Thematic Platform for Health and Emergency Disaster Risk Management (and its reseach network).

Guidance notes

Scan the QR codes to access the WHO Thematic Platform for Health EDRM guidance notes.