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Dr Bayes Ahmed
Room 34, Second Floor, South Wing
Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
University College London (UCL)
  • Lecturer in Risk and Disaster Science
  • Inst for Risk & Disaster Reduction
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

I am a Lecturer in the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) at University College London (UCL). My background includes research into the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR), community vulnerability and resilience, geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing, climate change adaptation, conflict and migration, and climate justice. I obtained a PhD in Disaster Risk Reduction from UCL, a joint MSc degree in Geospatial Technologies from Spain, Germany, and Portugal; and a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Research Themes
Research Summary

[1] Project Manager: "Resilient Futures for the Rohingya Refugees"; £500,000 funded by the Royal Society (Grant Scheme: Challenge-led Grants); March 2019 – September 2021.

[2] Project Manager: "Rohingya Journeys of Violence and Resilience in Bangladesh and its Neighbours: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"; £300,000 funded by the British Academy (Grant Scheme: Sustainable Development Programme 2018); September 2018 – December 2020.

Teaching Summary

Module Coordinator: IRDR0012 - MSc Independent Project

I teach research methods (quantitative and qualitative), social vulnerability assessment, multi-hazard risk mapping, statistics in social science, geographic information system (GIS), remote sensing, climate change adaptation, landslides (susceptibility, early warning systems, inventory, and rainfall thresholds), and forced migration. 

Academic Background
2017   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) University College London (UCL), UK
2011   Master of Science (MSc) Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Spain
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