Senior Lecturer in Disaster Risk Reduction, University of Newcastle

Dr Jason von Meding is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia and leads the Disaster and Development Research Group in the School of Architecture & Built Environment. His research focuses on the social, political, economic and environmental injustice that causes people, across global societies but particularly in the developing world, to be marginalised and forced into greater risk of being impacted by disasters. Having accumulated a decade of research experience in disaster science, Jason takes a critical approach to the field and continues to argue that disasters are socially constructed rather than natural events.


  • 2013–present
    Senior lecturer in Disaster Risk Reduction, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • 2010–2013
    Lecturer in Construction Management, Queen's University Belfast, UK


    Queen's University Belfast, UK, PhD