12 December 2018
Success at the Society for Risk Analysis
Students and academics were recognised at the 2018 Society for Risk Analysis conference in New Orleans, USA.
The King's Centre for Risk Management (KCRM) in the Department of Geography enjoyed success at the annual Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA). The December 2018 international meeting was attended by over 600 researchers and practitioners in the multi-disciplinary field of Risk Analysis and was represented by fifteen current and former students and staff from KCRM.
The outstanding achievements include:
- out of over 150 posters, Sophie Wilson, Geography undergraduate, and George Warren, Geography PhD researcher, each won one of six awards for best poster. While Sophie is one of, if not the, youngest winner of the award, George also won an international travel award and was elected as Student Representative for the Risk Communication speciality group.
- John Lindberg, Geography PhD researcher, won the Student Merit award for Risk Policy and Law. The award recognises the best student submission to the speciality group and is chosen by the board of officers.
- Professor Ragnar Löfstedt, KCRM Director, won the Distinguished Educator award. The annual award recognises a teacher, author, or mentor who has contributed substantially to the training of new experts in risk analysis.
Elsewhere at the meeting, Dr Dominic Balog-Way, Geography research associate, and two Geography Department alumni, Dr Sweta Chakraborty and Dr Jamie Wardman, were all elected or continued on as speciality group Chairs. Professor Frederic Bouder, KCL alumnus, stepped down as SRA councillor and will become SRA-Europe President at the society's European meeting in June 2019.
A big congratulations to all of those who attended the annual meeting and contributed to the great successes achieved by the Department of Geography and School of Global Affairs.