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Decision-making at a time of great uncertainty

Continued uncertainty around COVID-19 demands more qualitative modelling, says Dr Ayham Fattoum, Lecturer in Disaster Operations Management at HCRI. In the wake of countries adopting such a broad range of measures to control COVID-19 in recent months, there are...

How can society recover from COVID-19?

Drawing on evidence from other crises civic leaders need to already start planning for society’s recovery from COVID-19, says  Dr Joy Furnival, Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management at the university’s Institute for Health Policy and Organisation. HCRI academics...

Barbudans are resisting disaster capitalists

This blog was written by Gemma Sou, Lecturer in Disaster Studies. It was commissioned and originally published in the New Internationalist. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Gemma hears the views of Barbudans who accuse the Antiguan side of the government of...

Academic Spotlight: Dr Darren Walter

Dr Darren Walter is the online programme director and is Senior Lecturer in Emergency Global Health at the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester. Darren is also a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Wythenshawe Hospital....