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Risk, Technology and Disaster Management

Date: 16 March 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
: G108

CARR will be marking ESRC Social Science Week by hosting a seminar entitled 'Risk, Technology and Disaster Management', which will focus on the ways in which advances in science and technology are being used in disaster response, and the technical and social risks associated with the use of such technologies.

The event will provide a forum for practitioners, policymakers and publics to debate the technical, social and ethical aspects of disaster management and relief, and the risks associated with these undertakings.

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Sue Black OBE
Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, Dundee University
Professor Sue Black OBE has extensive experience of applying forensic anthropology to disaster victim identification in places such as Thailand, Kosovo, and Iraq.

Commander Nicholas Bracken OBE
Metropolitan Police Service
Commander Nicholas Bracken OBE has over 30 years policing experience and has led numerous high profile investigations. These include the Ladbroke Grove and Selby train crashes; the Yarls Wood immigration centre fire; the successful re-investigation into the previously unidentified victims of the 1987 Kings Cross underground fire; and, in his role as Senior Identification Manager, the UK's response to the 2004 Tsunami. He is currently Area Commander of East London.

Roger Baldwin
Metropolitan Police Service
Roger Baldwin is a member of the senior management team of the MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) Directorate of Forensic Services at New Scotland Yard. He has the strategic lead for Disaster Victim Identification and mass fatality forensic systems.