Dr Michael Ellis

Head of Catchment Science and Observatories, 

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Research Focus

Multi- and cascading hazards, disasters, and resilience in hyper-expanding cities and their catchments. This work examines the role of culture, social and economic policies and natural hazards (mediated by changes to both the climate and human processes) to disasters and to the resilience to those disasters. In general terms, my research focuses on the role of the human process as a geological process, writ large.


  • Using a multi-hazard and catchment-based approach to understand and increase resilience in hyper-expanding cities in Vietnam and the Philippines


  • Head of Catchment Science and Observatories

Global goals

Target 11.5
Target 11.6
Target 11.B
Target 13.1
Target 13.3

Professional Organisations

  • American Geophysical Union


  • United Kingdom