Ilan Kelman is a Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health at UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and UCL Institute for Global Health, UK, and a researcher at the University of Agder, Norway. His overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. He focuses mainly on polar regions and island communities.
This work covers three main areas:
1. Peace and conflict: How and why disaster-related interventions (disaster diplomacy, including for climate-related hazards) and health-related interventions (health diplomacy, including pandemics) do and do not influence conflict and cooperation. See http://www.disasterdiplomacy.org
2. Island sustainability: Creating and maintaining safer and healthier communities on islands and in isolated areas, such as border, Arctic, and mountain communities. See http://ww.islandvulnerability.org and Many Strong Voices http://www.manystrongvoices.org
3. Risk education: Increasing the effectiveness and impact of risk education, focusing on health and disaster risks, including climate change. See http://www.riskred.org