Research challenges

Secure and Resilient Societies

Societies worldwide regularly face major natural hazards and human-induced threats. To address these challenges our internationally-leading research draws on expertise from a broad range of disciplines.

Our work influences the practice of many groups, including the emergency services, defence forces, industry, governments, aid agencies, and civic and national authorities. It has particular relevance for the creation of resilient urban spaces, conflict and emergency zones and for greater economic and financial resilience.

Image 1 © Marcus Bleasdale, 2008. A child soldier with the Mayi-Mayi militia waits in Kanyabyonga as CNDP rebels advance.
Image 2 © Vito Manzari / Wikicommons. North African migrants near the Italian island of Sicily after risking the trip by boat in 2006.