I’m delighted to be part of an exciting new project led by colleagues Mark Naylor and John McCloskey in the School of Geosciences.

Research for Emergency Aftershock Response is aiming to develop methods for getting information and support quickly to earthquake struck communities, in order to help prevent deaths from aftershocks, which can be more deadly than the actual quakes. The project will scope and begin to build and research ways of building community engagement in earthquake education, and to rapid provision of data on aftershock to NGOs and humanitarian agencies.

The team working on this is drawn from across the geosciences, data science, history, cultural geography and education, and we are working with partners including the British Geological Survey and Concern Worldwide. It’s funded by the NERC, ESRC, AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund and there’s more information and contact details here.