Robert Šakić Trogrlić

PhD Candidate in Disaster Risk Reduction, Heriot-Watt University

Robert is a Hydro Nation PhD Scholar of the Scottish Government at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. His PhD is exploring the role of local knowledge in community-based flood risk management in Southern Malawi while trying to develop pathways for its enhanced use in development approaches.

Trained as a Civil Engineer (BSc and MSc from University of Split in Croatia), and with an MSc in Flood Risk Management (IHE Delft, TU Dresden, UPC Barcelona and University of Ljubljana), Robert is an interdisciplinary researcher with interest in disaster risk reduction at local levels, urban flood resilience, multi and cascading hazards, and serious gaming. His career goal is to conduct applied research with tackling real-life challenges in the developing world, through coupling his engineering know-how with in-depth perspectives provided by social sciences.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Disaster Risk Reduction, Heriot-Watt University