In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Turkiye and Syria, Western University has the following experts available to provide insight and context on a range of topics from earthquake risk management and disaster safety to delivery of aid in affected areas.
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment
Areas of Expertise: Catastrophic earthquake risk management from economic and societal viewpoints, engineering seismology, earthquake engineering.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, King’s University College
Areas of Expertise: Regional (and domestic) politics of countries in the Middle East.
Executive Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Areas of Expertise: Earthquake building codes and practices, disaster safety and economic policy, disaster resilience and adaptation.
Assistant professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Master of Public Health and Global Health Systems
Areas of Expertise: Delivery of aid to affected regions, global health systems, public health, health equity, health economics and population health.
Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Earth Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Earthquake physics and statistics, temporal and spatial scaling properties of earthquakes and aftershocks, induced seismicity, earthquake hazard assessment and forecasting.
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