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Miss Mirianna Budimir 

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Miss Mirianna Budimir is Postgraduate research student within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

MSc (Res) Science of Natural Hazards, University of Bristol, 2008-2009
Thesis title: 'Flood Inundation Modelling of Urban Environments; A Case Study of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK.'

BSc Geography, University of Southampton, 2005-2008
Dissertation title: 'Modelling the effect of climate change on incised channels on the Isle of Wight.'




Research interests

Multi-hazard risk assessment (MHRA) has previously been neglected in favour of single-hazard risk analysis. Where MHRA has been carried out, the risk posed by multiple hazards occurring in the same spatial location have been calculated by aggregating the single hazard risk assessments for each hazard. This method does not take into consideration the symbiosis, interaction and cascading effects of natural hazards. Little research has been conducted to date on cascading hazards. It is presumed in the literature that cascading events result in an amplified risk or loss that is greater than the sum of the independent hazards. There have been no studies that deal with sequential damages or with the separation of the respective impact of each of the hazards in a cascading chain.

This research aims to investigate the effect of cascading hazards (earthquake-triggered landslides) on fatalities and economic losses, to determine whether aggregated MHRA underestimates risk posed by the symbiosis effect of cascading events.

Research group

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation

Jeffrey Neal, Guy Schumann, Timothy Fewtrell, Mirianna Budimir, Paul Bates and David Mason (submitted for publication), ‘Evaluating a new LISFLOOD-FP formulation with data from the Summer 2007 floods in Tewkesbury, UK’, Journal of Flood Risk Management.

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