I have been working for more than 10 years as an academic researcher on the governance of risk and resilience across different countries (Germany, UK, France, and more) and sectors (energy, natural disasters, terrorism). My research has been strongly interdisciplinary, reflecting the nature of the research theme of risk and my educational background (political science, human geography, political economy).
Most of my research was undertaken at King's College London but I have also been affiliated with the Free University of Brussels (VUB), the Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin) and - most recently - the Catholic University of Louvain (UC Louvain).
My main research project - funded by the Belgian Research Council - is concerned with "Risk, security and national defence in Europe - A comparative analysis of risk-based approaches to security and defence governance in Germany, France and the UK". It maps the use of risk assessment and management instruments (such as national risk registers, early warning systems, and more) in the three countries and studies how different institutional settings result in different national styles of risk-based security and defence policies. This comparative perspective aims at contributing to the IR literature on 'riskification' and 'global risk society' in security studies.
I am also turning a report from the EU-FP7 project PRACTICE (Preparedness and Resilience against CBRN terrorism) into a paper at the moment. The paper will be focusing on the determinants of public responses to CBRN incidents. For further information on the PRACTICE project, see http://www.practice-fp7-security.eu/)
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS
April 2016: Contribution to Handbook entitled "Resilience and risk studies"
October 2015: Peer-reviewed article in LSE CARR Discussion Paper series
January 2015: WIREs Water - Peer-reviewed
advanced review article in WIREs Water
October 2014: Public information material
for CBRN incidents - part of the EU-funded
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