Professor Bingu Ingirige
Prof. Bingunath Ingirige has a Chair in Urban Resilience and Adaptation at the Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR), School of Science Engineering and Environment (SSEE), University of Salford. He has a BSc (Hons), a Masters in Management of Technology from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a PhD from University of Salford. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Prof. Ingirige’s main research interest is in studies leading to adaptations against climate variability. He looks into how future projections of climate change impacts on economic sectors and livelihoods of people. He is currently the co-investigator of UKRI / GCRF funded TRANSCEND (ES/T003219/1), where he leads the climate change work package. He has extensive experience of investigating resilience measures within a variety of community settings encompassing several stakeholders such as small businesses, private sector, the public sector and NGOs. He has also studied collaborative engagement processes between agencies, public and private sector both in the UK and internationally. He was an investigator of the EPSRC funded Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) project (2008 – 2011), where he led his team in investigating resilience of small businesses against extreme weather events. He was an investigator of the EU Horizon 2020 funded EU-CIRCLE project (www.eu-circle.eu) (2015 – 2018). He also led a RICS Research trust funded project that looked into the recovery of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises after the devastating flood event in 2009 in Cockermouth Cumbria. In an impact enhancement project funded by the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network, he profiled the resilience and adaptation measures of the small business community in Braunton, North Devon after their flood event in 2012. Via these initiatives, he has worked very closely with several national and international stakeholders in the areas of climate change, flood resilience and adaptation.
Areas of Research
Climate change, Climate variability, Climate change impacts and economic models, climate change policies, Disaster Risk Reduction, Flooding, Flood adaptation, Resilience, Business Continuity.