Sarah Dryhurst is a Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. Her background is in psychology and ecology, and her current research forms part of the EU RiskPACC project, focusing on developing and evaluating co-created solutions to build disaster resilience by bridging the risk perception action gap between citizens and civil protection authorities. She also researches how people understand and respond to communications of risk and uncertainty across domains, from climate change to earthquakes to COVID, and how misinformation may influence how people think about these issues, and act in response to them. Prior to joining IRDR, Sarah was a Research Associate at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge.
Hazards with escalation potential: Governing the drivers of global and existential catastrophes