Professional Practice Groups bring together people with an interest in a thematic or sectoral area of professional geographical practice for networking and professional development.
Launched in September 2020, this group brings together risk-focused professionals from across disaster risk reduction, re/insurance, humanitarian, governmental and academic sectors, to promote best practice and uncover latent geographical knowledge, skills and practice they have in common. It aims to develop a community of professional geographers who use geographic information and approaches for disaster risk management in their day jobs or in extra-curricular activities. Areas of professional interest may include:
Hazards, assets, exposure and data
Disaster preparedness and risk reduction
Event monitoring and post damage assessment
Communicating and understanding risk
Use of geographic information and geospatial technologies
The group also supports the development of early career professionals in the risk management sector by recommending best practice and requirements for geographers entering the workplace.
If you are interested in joining the group and receiving further information about their events and activities, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To connect professionally with the Committee and other members of the group, please request to join the DRM PPG LinkedIn group.
Co-chair: Dr Tina Thomson CGeog - Head of Catastrophe Analytics EMEA West/South, Willis Towers Watson
Co-chair: William Forde - Senior Director, Insurance and Spatial Solutions, CoreLogic
Matt Foote CGeog - Senior Director - Research, Willis Towers Watson
Chris Ewing CGeog - Head Of Client Management - Impact Forecasting, Aon
Prof Richard Teeuw - Professor of Geoinformatics and Disaster Risk Reduction, University of Portsmouth
Dr Faith Taylor - Lecturer in Physical Geography Education, King's College London
Society staff support the group’s administration and activities.
Featured image: UAV photogrammetry image of Loubiere, Dominica, showing damage caused by Hurricane Maria courtesy of Toby Meredith, copyright University of Portsmouth
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