Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson

PhD Human Geography (University College London)

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (University of York)

Consultant in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University College London, UK

Emily Wilkinson is a researcher at University College London (UCL) specialising in collective responses to environmental extremes, institutional and policy frameworks for disaster reduction and climate change adaptation and coping strategies. She co-convenes and teaches a module on ‘Natural hazards, social vulnerability and disaster risk reduction’ for the MSc in Environment, Science and Society, run by UCL’s Department of Geography. Emily has also worked as a consultant for a number of international development agencies on projects to assess and elaborate methodologies and indicators to evaluate and improve disaster management systems in different countries including Bangladesh, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru and South Africa.

Emily completed her PhD in Human Geography at UCL in January 2011 and has produced a number of articles, book chapters and case studies from this research including Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Health in Mexico and Handbook of Hazards, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.