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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.

Emerging Industries: Opportunities and Risk Trade-offs

Digital Conference on Emerging Industries: Opportunities and Risk Trade-offs, May-December 2021

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Crisis Fatigue: "Bad news is so depressing"

Every day we talk to many people and for every person we talk to the quality of conversation varies; some conversations seem to be more successful than others. Have you ever considered why this happens? Why are there so many misunderstandings? Let’s have a look what happens during a conversation.

I would like to introduce one communication theory, which explains that communication is more than giving information.

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Upcoming events

Emerging Industries:

Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials: Opportunities and Risk Trade-offs

Invisible particles that fight cancer cells. Faster microprocessors that consume less energy. Batteries that last much longer. Making solar panels cheaper and more efficient. These are just some of the many applications of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials, the name given to production or use of very small ‘nano’ particles. This is becoming a rapidly growing fields of potential applications from electronics to food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. We look forward to exploring further into this matter with these two experts: Igor Linkov (US Army Engineer Research and Development Center) and Vicki Stone (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh).

Cristina Garcia Perez: From Biodiversity Crisis to Pandemics: How does dispersal ability shift our world?

A review of Cristina Garcia Perez' research on plant-animal mutualistic interactions and their importance for plants from the population to the meta-community level, illustrating some key results draw from their recent projects.

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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