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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Putting Flood Risk on the Map: Fieldwork Reflections from the Philippines

This blog post comes from three of our undergraduate honours students, Benjamin Bannon (top left), Luke Calo (top right), and Lay Shien See (bottom left), who are researching flood risk[…]

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Opening the Door to Safe and Sustainable Housing Reconstruction

This blog post comes from three of our undergraduate honours students, Vivien Tran (top left), Lucy Woodley (top right), and Janice Wu (bottom left), who are researching household determinants of[…]

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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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The University of Sydney


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