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Dr Ilan Kelman : Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health at University College London

Dr Ilan Kelman : Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health at University College London

Dr Ilan Kelman is a Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health at University College London.

Ilan Kelman (see http://www.ilankelman.org and Twitter @IlanKelman) is a Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health at University College London, England. My overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. Three main areas emerge.

First, island sustainability: Creating and maintaining safer and healthier communities on islands and in isolated areas, such as border, Arctic, and mountain communities. See http://www.islandvulnerability.org and Many Strong Voices http://www.manystrongvoices.org

Second, peace and conflict: How and why disaster-related interventions (disaster diplomacy, including for climate-related hazards) and health-related interventions (health diplomacy, including pandemics) do and do not influence conflict and cooperation. See http://www.disasterdiplomacy.org

Third, risk education: Increasing the effectiveness and impact of risk education, focusing on health and disaster risks, including climate change. See http://www.riskred.org

Post-disaster and cure-related investigations are an essential part of my research, but I prioritise prevention: continual disaster and health risk management in order to implement solutions before it is too late.

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