The Liverpool Institute for Risk and Uncertainty is a unique concentration of expertise across many disciplines from different faculties including engineering, physical and life sciences, management, and social sciences. Its research focuses on inventing methods and fashioning tools for the coherent quantification and management of risks and uncertainties that arise in complex environments and natural and constructed systems.

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Belief Systems and Risk Communication in the Time of a Pandemic

Our ability to make decisions under uncertain conditions is one of our most beneficial evolutionary advantages, it is also one of the tasks many people do poorly. Decision-making itself is a naturally complicated endeavour. We must process a wide variety of information; from our knowledge of the current risks posed, to our previous experiences with certain choices, and even our emotional state.

Strong scientific communication coupled with a better understanding of our current strategy can empower individuals. So long as people feel hopeless, they will fall prey to groups that may exploit them or endanger them.

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Upcoming events

The Risk Institute Online

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved our resources and events online. Click here to keep up to date with what's happening in the Risk Institute.

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Raw Milk Series - Part 3

The Institute for Risk and Uncertainty will host this third event in our three-part Raw Milk series. These day-long events are open to the public and feature invited speakers, proffered presentations and posters, session on collaborations and proposal opportunities, and open discussion on the advantages and risks of raw milk, use and misuse of statistics, consumer protection regulations, and the challenges of balancing costs and benefits in any decision.

SIPTA Summer School 2020

The Institute for Risk and Uncertainty will host this third event in our three-part Raw Milk series. These day-long events are open to the public and feature invited speakers, proffered presentations and posters, session on collaborations and proposal opportunities, and open discussion on the advantages and risks of raw milk, use and misuse of statistics, consumer protection regulations, and the challenges of balancing costs and benefits in any decision.

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What we do

The Risk Institute is a unique concentration of expertise across many disciplines from different faculties including engineering, physical and life sciences, management, and social sciences. Its research focuses on inventing methods and fashioning tools for the coherent quantification and management of risks and uncertainties that arise in complex environments and natural and constructed systems. The core staff at the Risk Institute have authored hundreds of scholarly papers which have generated over 27 thousand citations collectively.

The Risk Institute is a unique national centre of excellence in risk and uncertainty research. It hosts the only centre for doctoral training in the UK focusing on risk and uncertainty. Currently, there are over sixty PhD researchers engaged in research projects motivated by interaction with industrial partners. This research is funded primarily by EPSRC and ESRC and various other national laboratories, industrial firms, governmental agencies, and NGOs.

Opportunities For Students

You can do your PhD research at the Risk Institute, visit us on secondment, collaborate, or participate in our range of training, workshop, and special interest events. Our team includes nearly 100 graduate, PhD and postdoctoral researchers with exciting, diverse, and multi-disciplinary activities across engineering, science and the social sciences.

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Opportunities For Academics

The Risk Institute always welcomes visiting academics and collaborations. We welcome everyone to participate in our events. We have a world-wide network of colleagues and collaborators.

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Opportunities For Organisations

The Risk Institute provides a spectrum of avenues for interaction with industry, including continuing education, bespoke research, secondments, specialist consultation and contract work. Our industrial partners are diverse in sector, and size, including high-profile companies, SME’s and charitable organisations.

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The Risk Institute is in the Chadwick Building in the heart of the University of Liverpool’s main campus.
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Chadwick Building
Liverpool, L7 7BD
Phone: +44 (0)151 794 4837
Email: info@riskinstitute.uk