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Prof Andrew Collins


Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

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Andrew Collins is Professor in Disaster and Development with the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences where he is also subject leader for human geography, policy and development. Beyond his regular research, teaching and management responsibilities, he represents disaster, development and health related initiatives internationally, including through election to appointments indicated in the current / recent projects section below. He gained his PhD from King’s College London in Human Geography in 1996 and first class BSc (Hons) from Kingston University in 1992.

Prior to the above, Andrew worked for extended periods in Africa and the Middle-East including voluntary service. He has led the establishment of the world’s first disaster management and sustainable development postgraduate programme launched in 2000, and currently the Disaster and Development Network (DDN) (formerly the DDC) launched in 2004. Related projects and international links include through supervision of a community of PhD, postdoctoral and active affiliates with research grounded both in local level hazard and vulnerability mitigation and higher level policy and advisory challenges.


  • Geography PhD June 30 1996
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Spatial analysis of landslide susceptibility using failure rate approach in the Hindu Kush region, Pakistan, Rahman, G., Rahman, A., Ullah, S., Miandad, M., Collins, A. 1 Apr 2019, In: Journal of Earth System Science
  • Climate Change, Water Scarcity, and Health Adaptation in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh, Abedin, M., Collins, A., Habiba, U., Shaw, R. Mar 2019, In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
  • Advancing Disaster and Conflict Risk Reduction, Collins, A. 2019, Climate Change, Disasters, Sustainability Transition and Peace in the Anthropocene, Springer
  • Advancing the Disaster and Development Paradigm, Collins, A. Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
  • An approach for measuring social vulnerability in context: The case of flood hazards in Muzarabani district, Zimbabwe, Mavhura, E., Manyena, B., Collins, A. Nov 2017, In: Geoforum
  • Geospatial analysis of landslide susceptibility and zonation in shahpur valley, eastern hindu kush using frequency ratio model, Rahman, G., Rahman, A., Samiullah, [., Collins, A. Sep 2017, In: Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences
  • The 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making, Collins, A., Tatano, H., James, W., Wannous, C., Takara, K., Murray, V., Scawthorn, C., Mori, J., Aziz, S., Mosalam, K., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Alcántara-Ayala, I., Krausmann, E., Li, W., Cruz, A., Samaddar, S., De Groeve, T., Ono, Y., Berryman, K., Suzuki, K., Parry, M., McGowran, P., Rees, J. 19 Jun 2017, In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
  • Flood vulnerability and relocation readiness in Zimbabwe, Mavhura, E., Collins, A., Bongo, P. 6 Feb 2017, In: Disaster Prevention and Management
  • Disaster risk reduction knowledge among children in Muzarabani District, Zimbabwe, Muzenda-mudavanhu, C., Manyena, B., Collins, A. 1 Nov 2016, In: Natural Hazards
  • Review of finance and investment in disaster resilience in the built environment, Adeniyi, O., Perera, S., Collins, A. Jul 2016, In: International Journal of Strategic Property Management

PGR Supervision

  • Anthony Corkin Start: 23/10/2014
  • Mark Parry Start: 01/02/2016

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