Associate Professor, University of Newcastle
Dr Iftekhar Ahmed is an Associate Professor and previous Program Convenor of the Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development, University of Newcastle, Australia. He teaches on policy and social aspects of disaster risk reduction, resilience of the built environment and sustainable development. His research interests include post-disaster housing, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and urban resilience. He has written several books and many peer-reviewed publications and engages in various research and evaluation projects relating to disaster resilience. Dr Ahmed completed his PhD from Oxford Brookes University, UK; Master of Science in Architecture Studies, MIT, USA; and Bachelor of Architecture (hons.), IIT-Kharagpur, India.
Key research Interests: Post-disaster housing, Urban resilience, Disaster risk reduction, Climate change adaptation, Sustainable development