Centre for Disaster Resilience welcomes new PhD researchers

Monday 24 February 2014

Meet three of the latest distance learning PhD researchers from the Centre for Disaster Resilience.


Paula Claudianos

Paula joins us from Australia and her PhD project is entitled: “Getting real about Disaster Risk Reduction; saving lives through preventative resettlement in Asia”. She currently works for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as a lawyer. Her work involves providing advice on all aspects of commercial law including Memoranda of Understanding, Grant and Procurement agreements, tender evaluation issues and any other commercial matters the Department needs assistance on.

Stuart Katwikirize

Stuart is the Regional Director for Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs at World Vision International, East Africa Region, and will be working on: “Examining the State of Community Capacity Building For Disaster Risk Reduction in Eastern Africa”.

Hussein Alhasanat

Hussein joins us from Petra Developmental & Tourist Region Authority, Jordon. His PhD research is entitled: “Early Warning System (EWS) as a Tool to Reduce Flash Floods (FF) risks to support resilience”. Hussein is the Director of Strategic Planning & Disaster Management. Since 2012, Hussein has been working with the UNISDR ‘Resilient Cities’ campaign. He also heads the Disaster Risk Reduction Unit and is also managing a project with UNDP "Enhancing Institutional Capacities to reduce Disaster Risk and to integrate Climate Change in Jordan”.