1st April (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period of 22 months.
The successful candidate will work as part of a small team of Sheffied researchers on the European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project ‘IMPROVER: Improved risk evaluation and implementation of resilience concepts to critical infrastructure’. The aim of the study is to explore howinformation shared via social media can help reduce response and recovery times and raise awareness about the risk offuture disasters. The Sheffield team will look specifically at how community representatives and those involved in emergency management can use social media to create early-warning systems that can be activated during such events.
The closing date for applications is 10 March 2016 and further information can be found here.