Risk, evidence and decision making
In an increasingly complex world, our research is penetrating deep into how decisions on risk are made and how they are shaped by technological, social and cultural factors. By drawing on our understanding of these factors, we can provide government and industry with improved risk models and help influence policies resulting in better-informed decision making.
Related research groups
- Assuring Autonomy International Programme
- Centre for Applied Human Rights
- Centre for Health Economics
- Centre for Housing Policy
- Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
- Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
- Psychology in Education Research Centre
- Science and Technology Studies Unit
- Stockholm Environment Institute
- Social Policy Research Unit
- York Environmental Sustainability Institute
Richard Friend is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography in the Department of Environment and Geography. His research interests focus on the governance dimensions of social and environmental change – including poverty and vulnerability, climate change adaptation and resilience, urbanisation, environment conflict and peace-building, transboundary water resource governance, and the role of citizen-led research as a catalyst for transformative change.