Prof. Jenni Barclay
Jenni Barclay is a volcanologist interested in all aspects of disaster risk reduction in volcanic settings. This includes research on the following topics: (1) equitable access to and sharing of hazard knowledge, (2) volcanic processes and their monitoring (3) cultural and social responses to volcanic activity and their role in growing resilience (3) citizen science and (4) volcanoes and their multihazard environment. She is also a strong exponent of outreach and community engagement wherever she works.
In Tomorrow's Cities, as the UK coordinator for Quito, Jenni is interested in the ways in we can bring together different types of knowledge to improve resilience in a multi-hazard environment experiencing other development pressures. She is also coordinating the way in which we will try to draw together lessons about the use of 'citizen-science' type approaches to improve both knowledge of hazardous processes and the integration of different knowledges, and the empowerment of communities at risk.