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01 February 2022

Geography academic elected as President of the Society of Risk Analysis

The Society of Risk Analysis welcomes Professor Ragnar Löfstedt, Professor of Risk Management, as their council President for 2022.


Professor Ragnar Löfstedt’s tenure as Council President for the Society for Risk Analysis, which brings together risk analysts from across the world, will run until December 2022.

As a specialist in risk communication and management and President of the society, Professor Löfstedt is committed to enhancing communication within the risk community. He also strives to diversify the Society by working with policy makers, fostering increased interest from graduate students and early career professionals and promoting international involvement in Society activities.

It is an honour taking up this important role as the President of the Society for Risk Analysis. As only the third European to have been elected into this role, I plan to make the Society more international in focus during my presidency and spread the importance of promoting risk science - which is certainly needed in everything from climate change, to the COVID-19 pandemic and the European Green Deal.

Professor Ragnar Löfstedt

Professor Löfstedt joined King’s in 2002 as Professor of Risk Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University.

The Society of Risk Analysis was founded in 1980 and is an international society with over 2000 members worldwide, from across from academia, government, industry, consulting, and non-governmental organisations.

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Ragnar Löfstedt

Professor of Risk Management