Risk, disaster and resilience studies

Pathway Leader:

Mark Pelling mark.pelling@ucl.ac.uk

Prospective candidates can contact the pathway leader or team members for further information.

Training Routes

See table below for training routes and institutions available for this pathway.  

ESRC studentships at the UBEL DTP are structured around the following routes: 1+3, +3, 2+3 and +4 funding. Please note that not all routes are available in all institutions or pathways. Click here for further information on funding routes. 



Training Route





Risk, Disaster and Resilience Studies


Risk, Disaster and Resilience Studies





This is a new UBEL pathway in a field that is highly interdisciplinary, with social scientists working with the arts and humanities, engineering, natural and medical sciences and the global North and South on projects that include fieldwork-intensive research co-produced with research users. This enables an understanding of hazard and vulnerability and for behavioural and institutional change to support resilience, enabling students to work across disciplinary boundaries.

The pathway links to multiple others in UBEL, engaging with policy and working with governments, trade unions, international organisations and global social movements. Centres include Gender Studies; Development, Environment and Policy; Sustainable Finance; Food Studies; Water and Development; African Studies; and SOAS South Asia Institute.


Studentship Competitions

UBEL offers fully funded and co-funded ESRC studentships. Follow link below to discover current opportunities.