The Team

The blog team is comprised entirely of postgraduate students studying Disasters, Adaptation and Development at King’s College London.

Our current team:

Steven Forrest (Blog Manager)

Steven is a freelance science writer and contributor to the CABI Plantwise blog. He is currently interning in the Emergency Planning department at Lewisham Council and plans to research pro-poor disaster management strategies in India for his thesis.

Ayden Cumming (Social Media and Blogging)

Ayden is Canadian/British graduate student studying Disasters, Adaptation and Development at King’s College London. She is currently interning at the Hammersmith and Fulham Urban Studies Centre and will be researching urban disaster risk reduction in Sierra Leone in partnership with Y-Care International this summer.

Ashlea Brewer (Blogging)

Ashlea is currently a student at King’s College London studying Disasters, Adaptation and Development

Hannah Tankard (Blogging)

Hannah is enthusiastic about development both abroad and in the UK. She has an interest in how policies are made and their subsequent effects on people’s lives. She has done an internship with the Greater London Authority at City Hall; and will be interning with the Red Cross Climate Centre in East Africa this summer.

Maaria Haikrainen (Blogging)

Maaria holds a MSc in Environmental Science and Policy and is currently working with her MA dissertation about Ecosystem-based Adaptation measures in India.

Huub Nieuwstadt (Proof-reader)

Huub is currently a student at King’s College London studying Disasters, Adaptation and Development

Laurence McLean (Blogging)

Laurence is passionate about improving poorer people’s lives through building their own resilience against extreme natural processes. He sees not only the local level as vitally important for development work, but also the need to campaign and lobby for wider structural change at national and regional level in order to facilitate disaster policy amelioration.

More about the blog can be found on our About Us section.

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