Hazards and Society - Patrick Daly

The Natural Hazards and Society group at EOS, directed by Patrick Daly, explores the intersections between society and hazards in Asia. Our research aims to generate new knowledge and potentially paradigm-shifting insights into the impact of hazards upon societies (past and present), post-disaster reconstruction and recovery, and risk, adaptation and resilience. Our work is broadly multi-disciplinary and based upon intensive fieldwork in conjunction with EOS earth scientists, international collaborators, and partners across the region. Our on-going research projects contribute towards academic debates about hazards and society, as well as inform policy on building safer communities in Asia.


Latest Projects

We investigate how communities and households are recovering, mobilising, and rebuilding in urban areas of Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.

The Urban Reconstruction in Nepal Project studies the strategies being used to rebuild urban settlements destroyed by the 2015 earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

The Aftermath of Aid (AoA) Project is a collaboration between EOS and the International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS).