Extreme Events

What are we going to do about this?


During times of uncertainty, the concept of resilience offers promise in preparing individuals, communities and ecosystems for challenges both expected and unexpected, while providing the foundations for developing more radical changes to improve people’s lives and our surrounding environments. This research programme is interested in the role 'community' resilience has in responding to extreme events, which can range from natural disasters to cancer diagnoses. We also want to know how we use such community resilience to improve civic participation and drive positive change (and positive, extreme events) beyond just mitigation of extreme events.


The group is an interdisciplinary network of researchers based at the University Stirling. Currently there are 12 core members involved in the group, led by Professor Al Jump. We have interests and expertise that span the health, social, computer, and biological and environmental sciences, as well as arts & humanities and business studies. Meet the team (contact Al if you are interested in joining the group or hearing more).