The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health


Professor Ilan Kelman

Ilan Kelman is a Professor in Risk, Resilience and Global Health at University College London, England and a researcher at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. His overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. That covers three main areas: (i) disaster diplomacy and health diplomacy ; (ii) island sustainability involving safe and healthy communities in isolated locations  ; and (iii) risk education for health and disasters

Selected Papers

Loe, J. S. P., & Kelman, I. (2016). Arctic petroleum’s community impacts: Local perceptions from Hammerfest, Norway. Energy Research & Social Science. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2016.03.008

Kelman, I. (2016). Catastrophe and Conflict: Disaster Diplomacy and Its Foreign Policy Implications. Brill Research Perspectives in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, 1 (1), 1-76. doi:10.1163/24056006-12340001

Ahmed, B., Kelman, I., Fehr, H. K., & Saha, M. (2016). Community Resilience to Cyclone Disasters in Coastal Bangladesh. Sustainability, 8 (8). doi:10.3390/su8080805

Kelman, I. (Ed.). (2016). Disaster Prevention. Routledge Recommends. Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge.

Kelman, I. (2016). Governance of climate change adaptation on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In J. Knieling (Ed.), Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions: Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence. Chichester, U.K.: John Wiley & Sons.

Koukis, T., Kelman, I., & Ganapti, N. E. (2016). Greece-Turkey Disaster Diplomacy from Disaster Risk Reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 17, 24-32. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.03.004

Duží, B., Vikhrov, D., Kelman, I., Stojanov, R., & Juřička, D. (2016). Household Measures for River Flood Risk Reduction in the Czech Republic. Journal of Flood Risk Management.

Pescaroli, G., & Kelman, I. (2016). How critical infrastructure orients international relief in cascading disasters. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. doi:10.1111/1468-5973.12118

Baarsch, F., & Kelman, I. (2016). Insurance mechanisms for tropical cyclones and droughts in Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies.

Kelman, I., & Baldacchino, G. (Eds.). (2016). Island StudiesRoutledge Major Works.

Kelman, I., Gaillard, J. C., Lewis, J., & Mercer, J. (2016). Learning from the history of disaster vulnerability and resilience research and practice for climate change. Natural Hazards, 82 (S1), S129-S143.

Stojanov, R., Kelman, I., Ullah, A. K. M., Duží, B., Procházka, D., & Blahůtová, K. (2016). Local Expert Perceptions of Migration as a Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh. Sustainability, 8 (12), 1223. doi:10.3390/su8121223

Stojanov, R., Duží, B., Kelman, I., & Němec, D. (2016). Local Perceptions of Climate Change Impacts and Migration Patterns in Malé, Maldives. Geographical Journal.

Kelman, I. (2016). Practicalities of political agency.

Kelman, I., Luthe, T., Wyss, R., Tørnblad, S. H., Evers, Y., Curran, M. M., . . . Berlow, E. L. (2016). Social network analysis and qualitative interviews for assessing geographic characteristics of tourism business networks. PLoS One, 11 (6), e0156028. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156028

Grydehøj, A., & Kelman, I. (2016). The Eco-Island Trap: Climate Change Mitigation and Conspicuous Sustainability. Area.

Kelman, I., & Stough, L. M. (2015). (Dis)ability and (dis)aster. Disability and Disaster: Explorations and Exchanges (pp. 3-14). doi:10.1057/9781137486004.0006

Kelman, I., & Glantz, M. H. (2015). Analyzing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 6 (2), 105-106. doi:10.1007/s13753-015-0056-3

Kelman, I., Colbourn, T., Costello, A., Georgeson, L., Kovats, S., Maslin, M., . . . Wilkinson, P. (2015). Climate and climate change. In J. Waage, C. Yap (Eds.), Thinking Beyond Sectors for Sustainable Development (pp. 11-17). London: Ubiquity Press.