IRDR ICoE-CCOUC Research Summit on Health-related Emergency and Disaster Risk Management

 Research Summit on Health-related Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (H-EDRM) on 9-10 July is organized by IRDR ICoE-Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) 
Organized in collaboration with WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency & Disaster Risk Management Research Network, this 2-day summit aims to bring together researchers and experts to share knowledge and experience in collaborative efforts to promote research activities and practice in Health-related Emergency and Disaster Risk Management.

The overall theme of the research summit is “Partnership in Action“. We are pleased to have prestigious speakers from international health agent, policy making organisation, research institutes and medical journal to share their insights and experience with us.  Please find the details of the event below: 
9-10 July 2018
Lecture Hall, Y.C. Liang Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Target audience
  • Post-graduates (health and non-health sector)
  • PhD candidates
  • Early career researchers
  • Experienced practitioners and policy makers with research responsibility
  • Dr. Jonathan Abrahams | Disaster Risk Management Focal Point, World Health Organisation
  • Prof. Emily YY Chan | Centre Director, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)
  • Prof. Andrew Collins | Professor of Disaster and Development, Northumbria University
  • Dr. Alistair Humphrey | Medical Officer of Health (Canterbury)
  • Dr. Ryoma Kayano Technical Officer, WHO Kobe Centre
  • Dr. Selina Lo  Consulting Editor, The Lancet
  • Prof. Virginia Murray | Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England
  • Dr. Elizabeth Newnham Research Fellow, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University; FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University


Selected topics:

  • Multi-stakeholder Approach for Health-EDRM
  • Role of Academia in Health-EDRM: Form Information Synthesis to Evidence-Based Policy Implementation 
  • Planetary Health for Health-EDRM
  • Mental Health Research in Disaster Setting
  • Opportunities and Challenges of Research for Health-EDRM 
Calling for Interactive Research Showcase 
It is an exciting opportunity for young researchers to present ongoing or completed research to a wide audience. It seeks to enhance research community, generate research interests and collaboration opportunities. Presenters will be given a maximum of 10mins to share their research in an open format (ppt, poster, video, etc.). 
Register online at by 8 June 2018