Daniel is an Associate of GSDM. With a background in Geography and Earth Sciences, he specialises in Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management. Adaptable and conversant with diverse hazard types, Daniel has particular expertise in the area of seismic activity and communication. His research to date has considered issues ranging from the significance of geospatial technology when monitoring, governing and forecasting natural hazards to the adaptability and dynamism of resilience planning in the aviation industry.
Much of Daniel’s work critically explores the relationship between science and society, often studying the impact of innovative monitoring technologies and response mechanisms. Furthermore, adept at working within interdisciplinary environments with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, (public and private) he is able to approach Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management from social, scientific, economic and political perspectives. This ability has been internationally recognised, notably through continued interactions with academics and industry experts.
An accomplished researcher, Daniel has significant experience of successfully conducting international fieldwork; he has also studied strategic planning, leadership, technical innovation, and communication methods from a range of qualitative perspectives. More specifically, Daniel has studied decision-making in the aviation industry during times of uncertainty, caused by volcanic activity, questioned the position and responsibility of international media agencies, and explored the value of social media to resilience planning and hazard communication. Working alongside prominent institutions in Iceland and the UK, Daniel also has first-hand experience of monitoring exercises, as well as the innovation and application of emerging technologies. The scope and holism of Daniel’s postgraduate research was recognised by the ‘Royal Geographical Society with IBG’, from whom he received the ‘Geographical Club Award’ for his PhD fieldwork. Previously, Daniel completed a work placement with ‘Environment Systems Ltd’.
As well as designing and publishing international research projects, Daniel has experience of teaching disaster management in Higher Education. As a tutor and lecturer, Daniel has influenced the design of second and third-year undergraduate modules, arranged and co-convened a seminar series titled ‘Dialogues in Human Geography’, and overseen administrative activities. Furthermore, Daniel has contributed to widening participation in Higher Education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, having taught on community outreach schemes.
Outside of work, Daniel enjoys travelling, walking, and experiencing various cultures. He is a football coach for his local club.