Institution: Durham University

Deadline: 31st January, 2018

Link to Opportunity

Durham University’s Institute of Hazard Risk and Resilience (IHRR) and the Centre for Quantitative Research in Financial Economics (QRFE) are pleased to offer one PhD scholarship focusing on developing financial risk management in light of severe natural hazards. The studentship will complement existing links between IHRR, a variety of NGOs and commercial partners.The research will involve both quantitative and qualitative research. The project will include opportunities to travel for fieldwork to communities affected by natural hazards.

The objective of this PhD research is to reconcile the types of data generated by remote sensing information with losses actually observed within communities to drive financial payments following natural hazard events.