Michael Boyland is a Research Fellow at SEI Asia working on climate change, disasters and development. Michael also leads the International Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk, awarded by the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme and hosted by SEI. Michael’s role in HABITABLE is to support the gender and social equity work in WP8.
Michael’s work aims to better understand the connections between disaster risk, climate change and development, and how societies can enact transformations for more equitable, resilient and sustainable development. His work also focuses on the gender and social equity dimensions of risk and resilience, for example through understanding how women, children and ethnic minorities are particularly at risk to climate change and disasters. Michael researches these issues across Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar.
Michael has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as various discussion and policy briefs. He is an IRDR Young Scientist, and he holds a Master’s degree in Disasters, Adaptation and Development, from King’s College London.