The Role of Government Science Advice in Disaster Preparedness and Emergencies

Seminar on the role of government science advice in disaster preparedness and emergencies by Professor Robin Grimes, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chief Scientific Adviser -was held at the University of Melbourne on Monday, 16th March.

This event was presented by the British High Commission and the University of Melbourne EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges in collaboration with the Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety. Professor Abbas Rajabifard, Director of the CDMPS chaired the seminar.

Professor Robin Grimes is responsible for providing advice to the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, Ministers and officials on science, technology and innovation.
His role is to ensure that work and policy making on key issues undergoes proper scientific challenge, and to strengthen the scientific and engineering capacity within the Foreign Office.
Professor Grimes is a Professor of Materials Physics at Imperial College and has advised the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into nuclear research requirements, and was part of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) that provided official advice on the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Below you will find power point of the lecture.

The Role of Government Science Advice in Disaster Preparedness and Emergencies
The Role of Government Science Advice in Disaster Preparedness and Emergencies
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