This course is delivered by the School of Natural & Built Environments in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
The Faculty's wide selection of undergraduate and postgraduate courses covers a diverse range of subject areas, from aerospace to geography; from maths and computing to biotechnology; and many more. Our collaborative set-up provides new opportunities for our students, and we design our courses with industry professionals to ensure you stay up to date with the latest developments.
The School of Natural & Built Environments prides itself on the high quality of its teaching, as recognised by the excellent and satisfactory awards in various subject reviews undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council.
The School has invested in developing its labs for both teaching and research, including:
Title: Course director, Hazards and Disaster Management MSc
Gavin's research and teaching on the Hazards and Disaster Management MSc incorporates geohazards – specifically the role that radon can play in assessing earthquake activity and hence risk and the link between earthquakes, radon and tides. Other areas of research focus on the link between radon and health; geology and caves; abandoned mines; and ecotoxicology. This includes assessments of health risk for archaeologist and earth scientists working in such environments.
Tracey joined the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment at Kingston University as lecturer in human geography in February 2011. Previously based in the Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University she received a five-year bursary to study for a PhD whilst undertaking part-time teaching. In July 2010 she was awarded her PhD – 'The Conscious Community: Belonging, identities and networks in local communities' response to flooding'. This research connects the conceptual issues of locality and community to the experiences of those subject to flooding and the practicalities of Flood Risk Management policy to produce theoretically informed yet 'practical' research. She continues to carry out research which investigates the social aspects of hazards focusing in particular on flooding in the UK.
Tracey teaches Hazards in Society module.
Dr Alan Dykes is a senior lecturer in civil engineering and brings his expertise as a chartered geologist and knowledge of landslide hazards to the course.