Who we are
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Luca Leone is an architect-planner working in the field of sustainable development and management of the built environment. In the risk field, he has been responsible for product development and marketing of the Global Event Vulnerability Estimation System (GEVES), CAR’s flagship catastrophe modelling range for the reinsurance industry.
MA MSc PhD FIStructE MICE
Robin Spence is a structural engineer and Emeritus Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. His principal research and consultancy interests are disaster risk assessment and disaster mitigation. He has directed numerous research and consultancy contracts and is the author of several books and more than 150 technical papers in these areas.
BA MSc PhD
Stephen Platt is a social scientist with experience in urban planning, housing, energy use and post-disaster reconstruction. He has been studying disaster management and recovery since 2006 and has conducted case studies in more than a dozen countries hit by natural disasters of earthquake, storm and flood.
BA MA PhD
Hannah Baker’s interests are in urban development and risk in the built environment. Her doctorate at the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering focused on demolition and adaptation of existing buildings on urban development projects, including case studies in the UK, The Netherlands and Australia. Hannah has worked on a range of projects at CAR, mainly with the Risk team.
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Emily So is a chartered civil engineer and Professor of Architectural Engineering at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. She is an international recognised researcher in the field of human casualties in earthquakes. Professor So joined CAR in 2005 and became a director in 2007, working with Professor Robin Spence on the disaster mitigation and risk assessment services at CAR.
Structural engineer specializing in disaster risk management and modelling with more than 30 years of experience. Currently at the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice (GPURL).
MD MSc FRCP FFOM
Peter Baxter is an authority on the health effects of volcanic eruptions and other disasters. He is Consultant in Occupational Health at the University of Cambridge Institute of Public Health.
FREng FICE FISE
Edmund Booth is a consulting structural engineer specialising in the earthquake resistant design, analysis, inspection and risk evaluation of buildings and other types of structures. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London, and author of the textbook ‘Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings’.
MA MSc PhD FIStructE MICE
Architect and structural engineer with expertise in earthquake engineering, seismic risk modelling and evaluation, and seismic risk reduction techniques. He is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Naples, and Director of the Plinivs Centre.