United Kingdom Alliance for Disaster Research

Annual Conference 2023​

18th & 19th December 2023
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom


Risk-informed decision making, investment and behaviour

About the Conference

Join us at the UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) Annual Conference 2023, a unique opportunity for the UKADR community to gather and advance disaster research.

The conference theme, “2030 and Beyond: Risk-informed decision making, investment, and Behaviour,” highlights the pressing need to address global challenges and manage disaster risks effectively.

The conference is inspired by the Mid-term Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 (MTR SF), which emphasizes the importance of disaster risk management. While progress has been made since its implementation in 2015, our planet’s increasing instability carries significant risks.

Be part of the discussions at the UKADR Annual Conference 2023 and contribute to shaping the future of risk-informed decision-making, investment, and behaviour. Together, we can confront the challenges ahead and strive for a more resilient and sustainable world.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speech - Day 01
18th December 2023
Dr Abhilash Panda

Dr. Abhilash Panda​

Deputy Chief, Intergovernmental processes,
Interagency cooperation, and Partnerships Branch
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Geneva, Switzerland

Keynote Speech - Day 02
19th December 2023
Prof. Suzanne Wilkinson 1

Professor Suzanne Wilkinson

Associate Dean – Research, College of Sciences
Professor of Construction Management
School of Built Environment, Massey University
Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand

Session outline


Last updated on 16/12/2023

UKADR Conference 2023

Book of Abstracts

ISBN: 978-1-86218-224-0

Conference venue

Oastler Building

Joining instructions

Early Career Researcher (ECR) Professional Development Programme

Pre conference - Online
15th December 9.00 am – 11.00 (UK time)
Venue: Online

Join us at the UKADR 2023 conference for an exclusive Early Career Development Pathways session! 

At UKADR 2023, we’re dedicated to empowering ECRs with tailored opportunities designed to fuel your professional growth.  Under the theme of “Early Career Development Pathways,” this session is crafted to meet your unique needs.

Explore initiatives curated just for you and connect with a vibrant community of fellow researchers passionate about disaster research.

Together, let’s build networks, share insights, and pave the way for groundbreaking advancements!

Register for the ECR Session

Please register for the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Professional Development Programme (Pre conference - Online)

Special Features

  • Posters and abstracts presentations
  • Keynote speeches
  • Panel discussions on selected topics
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) Professional Development Programme
  • UKADR Annual General Meeting
  • Networking session and drinks reception

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