Vangelis Pitidis is a Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, working on the EU HORIZON 2020 funded project RISKPACC: Integrating Risk Perception and Action to enhance Civil protection-Citizen interaction, a project focused on bridging the Risk Perception and Action Gap (RPAG) between Civil Protection Authorities and local citizens. Vangelis has completed his PhD at the CDT for Urban Science and Progress based at the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC) His 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.
Vangelis has previously worked in a number of interdisciplinary projects on building resilience and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries, in Warwick's Institute for Global Sustainable Development . 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 currently he is a co-investigator 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 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 leading the module IL918: Urban Resilience, Disasters and Data as a lead convenor.