Bill Durodié

Bill Durodié is a Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Department at the University of Bath. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong, an Associate Fellow of the International Security Programme for Chatham House, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. Professor Durodié was educated at the Royal College of Science, part of Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, and New College Oxford, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. He was awarded his PhD through the Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management in the School of Health and Social Sciences at Middlesex University.

Professor Durodié’s main research interest is to examine the causes and consequences of contemporary perceptions of risk, as well as how these are framed and communicated across a wide range of contemporary social issues. His work explores the limitations of risk management and of the so-called precautionary principle.

Representative Publications

Jones, Edgar, et al. “Public Panic and Morale: Second World War Civilian Responses Re‐Examined in the Light of the Current Anti‐Terrorist Campaign.” Journal of Risk Research 9.1 (2006): 57-73.

Durodie, Bill. “The Limitations of Risk Management: Dealing with Disasters and Building Social Resilience.” Tidsskriftet Politik 8.1 (2004): 16-21.

Durodié, Bill. “Facing the Possibility of Bioterrorism.” Current Opinion in Biotechnology 15.3 (2004): 264-268.

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