With 15 full-time academics – most of them professors – and some 25 PhD students, this research group is matched by no-one in the world.
The risk management research field embraces principles, methods and models for identifying, analysing, describing, communicating and managing risk.
It’s results are applied in the business sector – particularly the oil industry, banking/finance, infrastructure, transport, food and health.
The societal safety research field is related to extraordinary events, strains and stresses exposed on society, threats and risks in complex socio-technical systems, and various processes which could weaken social institutions.
Research into societal safety and security encounters many dilemmas and issues. These include
- the relationship between freedom and security/safety
- technological arrangements available to society and the consequences of utilising them
- expectations placed upon authorities for creating a safe and secure society
- the capabilities for fulfilling the expectations
- knowledge about the risks and hazards compared with how much people, organisations and society are willing to pay to deal with them
- a long-lasting perception of safety and security, and the increasing vulnerability of societal structures
- the responsibility for operating critical infrastructure and the responsibility for providing societal safety and security.
For more information, please visit our Centre for risk management and societal safety (SEROS).