About Dr Aaron Opdyke

By 2025 it is estimated that 1.6 billion people – a fifth of the world’s population – will lack access to secure, adequate, and affordable housing. Confounding this crisis, disasters and conflict have displaced an unprecedented 65.6 million people from their home around the world.

Dr Aaron Opdyke's research seeks to improve international humanitarian response, exploring how we can better assist developing communities recover in the aftermath of disaster and conflict, focusing on safe and equitable shelter. His work with humanitarian organisations is uncovering how new approaches, such neighbourhood focused programming and supporting self-recovery, can improve the scale and quality of humanitarian assistance. At the nexus of engineering and social inquiry, we must take a multidisciplinary approach to the study of disasters and poverty in marginalized communities.

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