David Alexander, University College London, UK

David Alexander is Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London. He has taught emergency planning and management for 43 years. His books include "Natural Disasters", "Confronting Catastrophe", "Principles of Emergency Planning and Management", "Recovery from Disaster" (with Ian Davis) and "How to Write an Emergency Plan". He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, and Vice-President of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. His research interests centre on disaster risk reduction, natural hazards and earthquake disasters. He is currently writing a new book on emergency management, a companion to his recent emergency planning volume. David Alexander is presently working for the UK Government on risk management issues. He holds subsidiary academic appointments in Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland and Japan.


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