Dr Ksenia Chmutina is a Lecturer in Sustainable and Resilient Urbanism at the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. Her main research interest is in synergies of resilience and sustainability in the built environment, including holistic approach to enhancing resilience to natural hazards and human-induced threats, and a better understanding of the systemic implications of sustainability and resilience under the pressures of urbanisation and climate change. Ksenia is also interested in how various aspects of resilience and sustainability (are addressed in building regulations and policy, and how construction sector professionals make decisions about implementing resilience and sustainability. Ksenia has an extensive experience of conducting research in developed and developing countries, in particular Nepal, India, China, Indonesia, and the Caribbean. She is a co-author of a recently published book “Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment’ (2017, Wiley Blackwell).