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Strategic Initiatives Fund

Congratulations to the 2019 Grant Recipients:

Tom Logan, Ph.D., University of Canterbury: Tom will host a workshop for new and young professionals at the University of Michigan. The 2-day workshop will bring together 20-30 young risk scientists to foster collaboration, encourage discussion, and develop deeper insight within the theme: Tomorrow’s perspective on today’s risks: technology, environment and society. More information will be shared with members when a date is established.

Pia-Johanna Schweizer, Ph.D., IASS Potsdam: Pia will host an invite-only workshop in Washington D.C. on “Systemic Risks: Concepts, Challenges, Governance.” The workshop will establish a global network of systemic risks which will serve as a hub for risk analysis and risk governance of systemic risk.

Khara Grieger, Ph.D., North Carolina State University: Khara will put together a series of activities aimed at expanding the Research Triangle Park (RTP) chapter of SRA, located in North Carolina. These activities include hosting speakers, professional development events, co-hosting panels, etc.

Willy Roed, Ph.D., Proactima & University of Stavanger: Willy will create a web-based tool that can be used to evaluate the quality of risk analysis within any industry/application area, based on the AQT battery produced by the ARMSG.

Frederic Bouder, Ph.D., University of Stavanger: Frederic’s project will offer four main deliverables: 1. A transatlantic pilot study, where data will be collected for the first time with a coherent risk analysis framing in the US and in Europe; 2. Dissemination at the 2019 SRA Annual Meeting, which will entail an invited poster from the pre-teens who have participated, a short pre-recorded interview to elicit the pre-teens thoughts on using risk science for climate change decisions and a symposium at the annual meeting; 3. Preparation for the journal Risk Analysis of a discussion paper on the potential to change children’s climate change risk perceptions and behaviors via a school based intervention; 4. Preparation of a large grant proposal to roll out what we have learnt from the pilot work.

Gregory Nichols, MPH, CPH, GP Nichols & Company: Gregory’s project will determine the feasibility for creating a credential among risk analysis practitioners, based on the standards put forth by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. At the end of this project, SRA leadership will have data, recommendations, and a proposed strategy for establishing a professional risk analysis credential, if they so choose to pursue it.