The Risk Centre
The Collaborative Centre of Excellence in Understanding and Managing Natural and Environmental Risks - the Risk Centre - is a specialist centre for research, education & consultancy in strategic environmental risk appraisal.
Established in December 2008 as part of a £3.5m strategic partnership between Cranfield University and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), EPSRC, ESRC and NERC, the Risk Centre is a pan-University centre of research expertise in risk assessment and management.
The Centre provides strategic risk support to government, industry and international partners through a research and consultancy programme that is both academically excellent and highly practical. The research draws upon insights from four key research themes (below) and a number of wider research projects, with the dual objective of furthering client capacity in risk science and management at the project and organisational level, and contributing cutting-edge research insights to the academic field.
Under the direction of Professor Simon Pollard and Dr Sophie Rocks, the Risk Centre works in collaboration with colleagues across the University, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach which supports novel research and benefits clients and students. The Risk Centre is a member of the Environmental KTN, founder of a network of risk expertise for Defra, and accredited under the Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) programme. Work within the Risk Centre also complements that of the Cranfield Institute for Safety, Risk and Reliability to offer a truly collaborative research programme.
- Defra risk project
- Reliability, risk and uncertainty research
- Climate change adaptation
- Wider research
- PhD research
- MSc research