Dr. Nirupama Agrawal is one of the founding members of the Disaster & Emergency Management Program and has been a member of its core faculty since 2005. She has previously served on the faculty of the Applied Disaster & Emergency Studies program at Brandon University as well.
Dr. Agrawal has held teaching positions in several Canadian Universities, and even supervised and served as an examiner for more than 60 graduate students.
Dr. Agrawal travels extensively to showcase her research work at conferences and meetings. She has authored over 50 refereed publications, nearly 20 book chapters, and recently a book titled: “Natural Disasters and Risk Management in Canada: An Introduction” published by Springer.
She is the co-editor for a book on “Indian Ocean tsunami”, published by Taylor & Francis in 2006, and the lead author of “Tsunami Travel Time Atlas for the Atlantic Ocean”, which is the first of its kind publication for the Atlantic Ocean.
Her broad research interests include:
natural disasters and risk management
disaster risk and vulnerability assessment and management
flood risk analysis and management using GIS and remote sensing techniques
multi-criteria decision making using the fuzzy logic concept,
physical dynamics of natural hazards
business continuity planning
community resilience and capacity building,
Associate Professor, Disaster Risk Management, York University, Canada
Working group member, Canadian Dam Association on dam safety and emergency management issues
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