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Douglas Radford

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Adelaide

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: SA

Focus Area

Positive social change

Douglas Radford

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Adelaide

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: SA

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

Climate change, urbanization and population growth are worsening the cross-sectoral impacts of natural hazards, both in Australia and abroad. These challenges to modern sustainability motivate me to research strategies for building safer, more resilient and more sustainable communities. My PhD research will focus on developing novel methods for optimizing decision-making with respect to selecting mitigation strategies to reduce natural hazard risk. Ultimately, I aspire to lead multidisciplinary research into the management and mitigation of natural hazard and climate risks, considering how such risks may affect our built, social, and natural environments.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors by playing sport, camping, and hiking. I am an avid reader and am always on the lookout for the next book recommendation.

Skills & Expertise

  • Environmental engineering and modelling
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration
  • Systems thinking

"I led a team of eight university students in a social business venture in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with a dual-focus of creating positive social impact and facilitating student development. Of my team, three students went on to lead teams in similar ventures. I feel it is a special achievement to contribute to empowering others to grow the confidence and ability to lead, and am particularly proud of this experience."


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