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PhD Candidate in Disaster Risk Reduction, UCL

My research applies comparative case study and longitudinal approaches to investigate the transitional phase(s) to disaster recovery through examining how preparedness, response and resilience building elements are linked, with a focus on warnings systems, emergency shelter and temporary housing, and microinsurance.

I have a background in development research, having previously worked with poverty alleviation surveys in rural sub-Saharan Africa and on microfinance programme evaluation in India.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    PhD Candidate in Disaster Risk Reduction, UCL
  • 2017–2021
    Project Director, Rescue Global

Publications

  • 2020
    A method for determining the suitability of schools as evacuation shelters and aid distribution hubs following disasters: case study from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, Natural Hazards
  • 2020
    Early Warning Systems and Evacuation: Rare and Extreme vs Frequent and Small-Scale Tropical Cyclones in the Philippines and Dominica, Disasters
  • 2019
    Microinsurance for Disaster Recovery: Business Venture or Humanitarian Intervention? An Analysis of Potential Success and Failure Factors of Microinsurance Case Studies, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction