Farman Ullah

Farman is a PhD candidate in the Joint PhD program at CRIMEDIM with interesting research and teaching background in disaster risk sciences. Having both his postgraduate and undergraduate degrees focused on disaster preparedness, mitigation, and management, he has conducted both research and teaching at national and international levels. Farman research interests span around risk reduction, risk assessment, risk perception, indicators development using social scaling, weather, and climate extremes, and model-based assessment of hazards and their impacts. His current PhD work is focused on heatwaves and their phenomenon in Pakistan where he is applying the widely known ‘Health Belief Model’ to understand how people understand and perceive the risk of extreme heatwaves induced by climate change. He is a vocal of the ‘#NoNaturalDisasters’ campaign meaning that whilst some hazards are natural and unavoidable, the resulting disasters almost always have been made by human interventions in nature.