Institute for Policy Research

Understanding Risk: From Theory to Application in Policy and Practice

20 June 2016

SRA-E Conference in partnership with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Dates: 20-22nd June 2016

Venue: Chancellors’ Building, University of Bath, BA2 7AY

Audience: Academics and practitioners interested in Risk in policy and practice. Members of the SRA-E

Registration: Register in advance

About the Conference

The 25th Silver Jubilee Annual meeting of Society for Risk Analysis Europe (SRA-E) will be held in Bath, UK, 20-22 June 2016. The theme of this conference is Understanding Risk: From Theory to Application in Policy and Practice.

SRA-E provides a platform for academics, national and local policy makers and businesses to discuss the ‘state of the art’ and future directions in the study of risk analysis, to understand concerns about risk from both public and scientific perspectives, to develop effective risk communication and to promote efficient risk mitigation.

This conference is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to come together to discuss issues, problems, goals, solutions and future research questions.

You can view the conference programme online.

Keynote speakers highlights:

Professor Bill Durodie. BSc (ARCS), PGCE, MSc (Econ), PhD. Theory informed by Practice. Application informed by Purpose. Why to Understand and Manage Risk – Cultural Context is key

Professor Luisa Lima: What can they possibly bring to the project? A psychosocial approach to the barriers to inclusive practices in participatory processes

Professor Michael Depledge. PhD, DSc (Lond), C. Biol. FSB, FZS, FRSA. HonFRCP Professor Depledge was the founding Director and is currently Chair of the Board of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health.

Professor Ricardo Garcia Mira, University of  Coruna

Further details of keynote speakers

Registration is now open:

  • SRA-E member Late Bird £382
  • Non member Late Bird £411
  • Student member Late Bird £156
  • Student non member Late Bird £176

The deadline for registration is 10 June 2016.

You can register online.

Core Risk Topics for the 2016 conference:

  • Learning from major events
  • Methodological progress in risk research
  • Evidence to inform risk relevant policy
  • Risk policy and regulation
  • The role of trust for organisations
  • Decision-making and uncertainty
  • The relevance of risk perception
  • Citizen and stakeholder roles in risk management
  • The role of social media in risk communication
  • Safety and security issues
  • International and cross-border collaborations in risk reduction
  • Using new forms of data to understand risk
  • Risk analysis and assessment of natural and technological hazards

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday January 22, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday 26 Feb, 2016
  • Early Bird registration: until Friday 1 April, 2016
  • Late Bird registration: until Friday 10 June, 2016

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