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Vangelis Pitidis is an Assistant Professor of Global Sustainable Development at IGSD, focusing on the intersection of urban resilience, governance and citizen science both in the Global North and in the Global South. Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowHis research is focused on urban resilience and its potential to transform the traditional pathways of urban governance delivery as well as in developing participatory methods for engaging local communities in disaster risk management, based on dialogical co-production methods. Among others, he is currently working on the EU HORIZON 2020 funded project RISKPACC: Integrating Risk Perception and Action to enhance Civil protection-Citizen interactionLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window, a project focused on bridging the Risk Perception and Action Gap (RPAG) between Civil Protection Authorities and local citizens.
Vangelis has previously worked in a number of interdisciplinary projects on building resilience and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries partiularly in Latin America and Africa. Prior to his current occupation, Vangelis has worked as a Research Fellow in the interdisciplinary project Waterproofing Data: Engaging Stakeholders in Sustainable Flood Risk Governance for Urban Resilience and co-led of the associated UKRI GCRF Global Research Translation Award aiming to enhance flood resilience in two different communities in São Paulo and Rio Branco (Acre), in Brazil. His interdisciplinary background, cutting across social sciences, urban planning, human geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has helped him undertake a number of different roles in many developmental projects, including teaching and lecturing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is currently the lead convenor the module ES99E: Urban Resilience, Disasters and DataLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window, a core module of the MSc in Humanitarian EngineeringLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window.
Vangelis is also the ECR representative for the Sustainable Cities GRP Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowand a member of the Resilient Cities Laboratory Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowbased at the University of Warwick.
EU Horizon 2020-SU-SEC Funding, Award €5.5m September 2021-August/2024, PI: Dr Claudia Berchtold/Fraunhofer INT. Co-I Prof. Jon Coaffee/ University of Warwick.
Role: Co-Investigator (Co-I)
Policy Support Fund , Award (~£50K), University of Warwick, January -July 2023
Role: Principal Investigator (PI)