Transforming humanitarian evidence.

Our research is creating safer, more vibrant communities after disaster and conflict.


We believe in looking beyond the numbers to value the people behind data, using new methods to see problems differently.


We work at the cross-roads of engineering and social inquiry, applying innovative tools to make sense of complexity.


We are committed to bridging the academic and practice divide, ensuring that research translates to policy and action.

Our Model

We believe data and evidence can be an agent for positive transformation. We research the interface of poverty, organizations and disasters and train world leaders in humanitarian engineering research.


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We are asking the big questions. Learn more about our impact.

What’s in a Message? Unpacking Post-Disaster Housing Guidance

This blog post comes from one of our masters students, Zhenwen (Fiona) Wang, who is researching key messages to help households build back safer after disasters in the Philippines. Rising[…]

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Philippine Ambassador Visit Reinforces Strong Bi-Lateral Links

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) welcomed the Philippine Ambassador to Australia, Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, onto campus today to discuss how our research and education partnerships are[…]

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Opdyke and Team Awarded Strategic Education Grant to Develop Immersive Content

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney has awarded an Strategic Education Grant to a team comprising Dr Ali Hadigheh, Dr Jacqueline Thomas, Dr Tom[…]

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The University of Sydney


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