Kiana is a Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), University of Kyoto, Japan. She investigates what methods of communication are effective for disaster prevention at different phases of disasters under several climate change scenarios. Her research explores how to manage future disasters by improving communication, increasing risk awareness, and educating people about disasters.
Kiana studies how to urge communities to evacuate during floods, using Japan as a case study. At CSER, she'll expand her research to global volcanic events and how society can prepare for them
She also holds an MPhil in East Asia and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Japanese Studies from the University of Edinburgh.