Ilan Kelman

Ilan Kelman

Author

Ilan Kelman is a Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, England and a Professor II at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. His overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. That covers three main areas: (i) disaster diplomacy and health diplomacy http://www.disasterdiplomacy.org ; (ii) island sustainability involving safe and healthy communities in isolated locations http://www.islandvulnerability.org ; and (iii) risk education for health and disasters http://www.riskred.org

Ilan’s debut trade book, Disaster by Choice: How our actions turn natural hazards into catastrophes, was published by OUP in 2020. Praise for Disaster by Choice includes:

“Disaster by Choice demonstrates in a vivid and engaging way why big issues like the current climate crisis, where people are starting to accept that their actions can contribute to a collective result on a global scale, are just the tip of the iceberg.” ― Dominic Lenton, Engineering & Technology

“This is an excellent little book that crystallises ideas about the influence and impact of human actions on natural catastrophes into a thoughtful and informative narrative, concluding – and rightly so – that there is no such thing as a natural disaster. A must-read book.” ― Professor Bill McGuire, author of Waking the Giant

“This perfectly crafted and well written book … is long overdue, much needed and greatly welcomed.” ― James Lewis, Buildings & Cities

Ilan Kelman @IlanKelman

The Science of Disasters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlVyY1UAOnU&list=PLCuu5t_nsFKC5IbjnahIEoKHK8o2vegaZ

The videos for "Disaster by Choice" https://global.oup.com/academic/product/disaster-by-choice-9780198841340

#DRR #DisasterRisk #DisasterRiskReduction #DisasterRiskManagement #disaster #disasters
#DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters #NaturalDisaster #NaturalDisasters

Now published:
"Islander migrations and the oceans: From hopes to fears?"
https://doi.org/10.24043/isj.120

See also https://doi.org/10.24043/isj.52

#climigration #climaterefugees #climatemigrants #environmentalrefugees #environmentalmigrants #ClimateTwitter #ClimateMigration #IslandStudies

Thank you for the kind words and support. Hoping that we could all work together to tackle the vulnerabilities causing disasters.

#DRR #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter #EMGTwitter #SendaiFramework #Switch2Sendai #SFDRR #DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters

Thank you for including "Disaster by Choice"!
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/disaster-by-choice-9780198841340
@PFDAgents @oupacademic @_annagell

#NaturalDisaster #NaturalDisasters #DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters #resilience #ClimateTwitter #DisasterTwitter #wxtwitter #EMGTwitter #DRRTwitter #DRR

"Antarctic research during COVID-19"
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202104/antarctic-research-during-covid-19

#coronavirus #covid19 #covid2019 #covid #covid_19 #covidー19 #covid19outbreak #Covid19pandemic #Health #GlobalHealth #PlanetaryHealth #Antarctic #Antarctica #PolarScience #PolarResearch #polar

#coronavirus #covid19 #covid2019 #covid #covid_19 #covidー19 #covid19outbreak #Covid19pandemic
#IslandStudies #Health #GlobalHealth #epidemic #pandemic #disease #outbreak #PlanetaryHealth

#ClimateChange and #Conflict: "People Kill People"
https://medium.com/the-conflict-issue/people-kill-people-9b17f8179e0a by @phoebraithwaite for @weaponsofreason

Relevant for #DisasterDiplomacy http://disasterdiplomacy.org #DRRConflict #ClimateConflict #ClimateTwitter #EMGTwitter #DRR

The original paper is at https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12605

#shealing #DRR #DisasterTwitter #DRRTwitter #DisasterRecovery #EMGTwitter

@UCLIRDR and @HS_Centre #SpaceHealth series, including #ProlongedFieldCare and #RemoteHealth: http://www.hscentre.org/events/international-day-human-spaceflight-marked-launch-space-health-events-series/
@UCLOuterSpace @UCLSpaceDomain @BCMSpaceHealth @UK_SpaceLABS @oewf @SGAC @RemoteAreaRisk @ICRemoteMed @theCoROM @RHW_UHI @RCSEdFRRHH @CRHInverness @IlanKelman https://twitter.com/IlanKelman/status/1384439990327914497

"Annual Report on Global Islands 2020"
Just published!
https://projects.upei.ca/unescochair/publications/annual-report-on-global-islands/annual-report-on-global-islands-2020

Includes my chapter on #islandness #resilience #covid19 (p.105).

@IISUPEI @MaggieJWHenry #IslandStudies #islands #islands #islanders #coronavirus #covid2019 #covid #covid_19 #covidー19 #pandemic #DRR

Outer Space Disaster & Health Risks
@UCLIRDR #research https://ucl.ac.uk/risk-disaster-reduction/space-health-risks-research-group and https://labs.breakoff.com/campaigns/mylesharris

Seminars http://hscentre.org/events/international-day-human-spaceflight-marked-launch-space-health-events-series
Symposium 1 Sep. https://ucl.ac.uk/risk-disaster-reduction/space-health-and-disaster-risk-reduction-symposium

#SpaceHealth #DRR #SpaceFlight #SpaceMedicine
@HS_Centre @MylesHarrisMH #EMGTwitter #MedTwitter

#ClimateChange #ClimateTwitter #humanitarian #humanitarianism #shelter #sheltercluster #DRR #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter

"Does Flooding Define the #Aquapelago?
Constructing #Venice’s #flood disaster risk personality"
http://www.doi.org/10.21463/shima.102

#IslandStudies #UrbanIslands #DRR #DisasterRiskReduction #DisasterRisk #DisasterRiskManagement #Risk #FloodRisk #FloodRiskReduction #FloodRiskManagement

#humanitarian #humanitarianism
And see our BSc Global Humanitarian Studies https://www.ucl.ac.uk/risk-disaster-reduction/study/bsc-global-humanitarian-studies

#DRR #EMGTwitter #DisasterTwitter #DRRTwitter

#SpaceHealth and #DisasterRiskReduction #blogpost #Space #Spaceflight #RemoteHealth #ProlongedFieldCare
https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/irdr/2021/04/12/space-health-and-disaster-risk-reduction/
@UCLOuterSpace @UCLSpaceDomain @RCSEdFRRHH @ICRemoteMed @RHW_UHI @UNOOSA @BCMSpaceHealth @SGAC @oewf @scotruralhealth @spacegovuk @UNDRR @IlanKelman

@UCLHI #humanitarianism #EMGTwitter #DRR #DisasterRiskReduction #DisasterAid #DisasterResponse https://twitter.com/IlanKelman/status/1381277274897588224

"Outer Space Humanitarianism"
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202104/outer-space-humanitarianism

#humanitarianism #humanitarian #EMGTwitter #DRR #DisasterRiskReduction #DisasterAid #DisasterResponse #DisasterRisk #RiskReduction #DisasterRiskManagement #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter #OuterSpace
@MylesHarrisMH

For #EarthDay #EarthDay2021, @OUPAcademic "have curated the most cutting-edge books which take a closer look at our #BluePlanet".
https://pages.oup.com/trade/1341876927632387560/earth-day
Thank you for including "Disaster by Choice" https://global.oup.com/academic/product/disaster-by-choice-9780198841340

@PFDAgents @_annagell @EarthDay #DRR #RestoreOurEarth

"Beware, Beware the Solar Flare"
"We can prevent and prepare for damage and disruption from solar storms."
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202104/beware-beware-the-solar-flare

#DRR #EMGTwitter #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter #SpaceWeather #SolarStorm #SolarStorms #SolarFlare #SolarFlares

#ClimateChange #ClimateTwitter #HealthTwitter #EMGTwitter #MedTwitter #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter #MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthAwareness #Climate #ClimateHealth #HealthClimate