Jim Hall Lecture: System-of-Systems methodology for national infrastructure assessment

In Febuary Professor Jim Hall (Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the School of Geography and the Environment, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science and fellow of Linacre College) gave a talk at the Risk Institute as part of the Open Lecture Series. The talk was titled System-of-systems methodology for national infrastructure assessment.

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Freetown, the home of the free: Research scoping trip to Sierra Leone

In Febuary Silvia Tolo (lecturer in the Risk Institute) and I were delighted to visit Freetown, Sierra Leone, to meet with a number of stakeholders to identify collaboration opportunities, targeting the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), and Official Development Assistance (ODA). The moment you step out of the airport your greeted with the bustling activity, and welcoming locals that would become the enduring character of the whole trip.

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Understanding dog bites and how to prevent them

Thousands of dogs, regardless of their behaviour, have been unnecessarily killed as a result of misguided UK legislation introduced in 1991. Although this sad state of affairs has been known of by campaigners for many years, only now have MPs recognised the issue in a recent statement on the Breed Specific Legislation, which aims to protect the public from dangerous dogs.

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Risk Institute Away Day

Kicking off the new Academic year, the Institute for Risk & Uncertainty hosted their first official away day at Hollywood House in Derbyshire. The trip was the perfect ice-breaker for the CDT’s new cohort of PhD students and was a great opportunity for existing lecturers and students get to know their peers, brainstorm ideas and apply the stochastic methods we’ve learnt over the year.

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What becomes of the brokenheated: The Global Inequality of Pension Provisions

Jimmy Ruffin once asked 'What becomes of the brokenhearted', now the Risk institute is trying to answer that very question in developing nations.

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Research on the glaciers draining into Nuup Kangerlua (Godthåbsfjord), SW Greenland

This project brings together researchers at the University of Liverpool, UK and Asiaq Greenland Survey to investigate changes in the past, present and potential future iceberg calving behaviour of the glaciers near to Nuuk, and what the consequences of this are for those who live and work in the area.

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REC2018 - Hosted by the Liverpool Institute for Risk and Uncertainty

REC2018 was the eighth biennial meeting in the Reliable Engineering Computing series. Hosted by the Liverpool Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, the theme was "Computing with Confidence", bringing together engineers and scientists of all kinds from across industrial, academic and governmental institutions.

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The Risk Institute at Liverpool Pint of Science

Pint of Science returned to Liverpool for a second year, as part of an international, three-day festival that will see thousands of scientists simultaneously standing up and telling the public about their research in over 100 cities across 12 countries.

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YouTube videos help researchers study dog bites

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have turned to the popular video-sharing site YouTube to study the complex issue of dog bites.

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Smarter Mobility conference in Florianopolis, Brazil

A multidisciplinary collaboration of engineers and scientists from government, industry and academia in Brazil with their colleagues in the United Kingdom to discuss the topic of smarter mobility.