hazards

Space weather

Name Department Research
Eastwood, Jonathan Physics Space weather, solar-terrestrial physics, space plasma physics, and planetary plasma interactions
Schwartz, Steven J Physics Space plasmas, especially shock waves and kinetic processes and particle acceleration. Solar wind physics and interaction with the Earth's magnetosphere and other bodies in the solar system.

Space physiology and health

Name Department Research
Abel, Richard Surgery and Cancer Musculoskeletal health: bone and bone loss/ uptake, damage to eyes as a result of space travel
Gulliver, John School of Public Health GIS, spatial analysis, environmental monitoring and modelling, human exposure assessment, environmental risk assessment
McGregor, Alison H Surgery and Cancer Musculoskeletal biodynamics, space physiology
Strutton, Paul Surgery and Cancer Musculoskeletal Health.
Thomas, Gerry A Surgery and Cancer Radiation Exposure, Space physiology?

Risk assessment, mitigation and insurance

Name Department Research
Biffis, Enrico Business School Finance and insurance of large risks, space and satellite insurance, environmental monitoring and modelling
Toumi, Ralf Physics Atmospheric physics including developing a high resolution model which couples the atmosphere, ocean, waves, land, biosphere and sea-ice on a regional scale.

Impacts

Name Department Research
Collins, Gareth S Earth Sciences Engineering Development and application of numerical models to study impact processes, their consequences on Earth and in our Solar System, and related large, rapid, violent geologic processes, such as large rock avalanches.
Genge, Matthew J Earth Sciences Engineering Meteorites, cosmic dust, origins of life, impact processes and craters. Member of NASAs CAPTEM committee on Cosmic Dust, and was a member of the STARDUST preliminary examination team.
Proud, William G Physics Impact, Explosion and ballistic characterisation. Characterisation of a wide range of materials across a range of strain rates. Applications include earth Impacts, sensor development, ruggedisation and interest in hyper velocity impact associated with Whipple Shields. Also links to physical and built environment security. Involvement in project Moonlite.

Climate change

Name Department Research
Toumi, Ralf Physics Atmospheric physics including developing a high resolution model which couples the atmosphere, ocean, waves, land, biosphere and sea-ice on a regional scale.