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Ksenia Chmutina

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research groups - Disaster Risk Management Theme, Water

Ksenia Chmutina's research interest are in disaster risk creation, and she is particularly interested in how vulnerabilities are created and re-created by systemically oppressing the most marginalised groups of the population in urban areas. Her research also explore how disaster language further enhances marginalisation.

She is currently a CI on a GCRF Gender Responsive Resilience and Intersectionality in Policy and Practice (GRRIPP) - Networking Plus Partnering for Resilience, where she is leading the Resilience theme.  She has also recently been appointed as a Director of ED&I at the SABCE, and will be leading all the ED&I related activities in the school. 


  • Rose, J. and Chmutina, K., 2020. Learning to Learn: developing disaster risk reduction skills among the informal construction workers. Disasters. DOI: 10.1111/disa.12435.
  • Chmutina, K. and von Meding, J., 2019. A dilemma of language: ‘natural disasters’ in academic literature. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 10, 283–92
  • Chmutina, K. and Rose, J. 2018. Building resilience: knowledge, experience and perceptions among informal construction stakeholders. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 28, 158-64.
  • Von Meding, J., Prevatt, D. and Chmutina, K., 2019. Risk rooted in colonial era weighs on Bahamas’ efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Dorian. The Conversation, 9 Dec. 2019. Available at: https://theconversation.com/risk-rooted-in-colonial-era-weighs-on-bahamas-efforts-to-rebuild-after-hurricane-dorian-125548