Senior Research Fellow
Disaster & Climate Resilience (DCR)
Dr Lassa’s research focus includes understanding macro and micro level disaster governance, complex network theory application in disaster studies, institutions and institutionalisation of disaster risk reduction. His doctoral research has been one of the first systematic studies on disaster governance and emergency management, looking at institutions and governance practice in disaster reduction in the countries around the world. At the moment he has been working on disaster risk management policy from counties countries around the globe. [See his blog for most updated version of his work!]. His teaching philosophy can be found in the link Teaching Philosophy. Starting from 2017, for DEM513 teaching (on Crisis Leadership) he partially adopts Harvard Case Study model that he learned during his time at Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow. His professional academic career started in 2014. After completing his postdoc research in mid-2012, he worked as a consultant in the field of disaster management, climate adaptation and NGOs studies mainly in Indonesia. He has been studying and working in the following countries: Germany, USA, Singapore, Indonesia, UK and Australia. He has gained real world professional experience with local organisations (Indonesia), United Nations organisations, INGOs, private sector, think tanks and consulting industry as well as academic organisations. He welcomes honours/master/PhD supervision on the following topics: governing climate and disaster loss, social network analysis and network theory application in climate adaptation and disaster management, multi-hazard + conflict early warning system, humanitarian reform, humanitarian technology, institutional vulnerability assessment, local disaster management policy reform, global and regional humanitarian ecosystems, NGOs/CSOs network structure, urban climate governance, disaster education, models and frameworks in urban adaptation mainstreaming, critical realist approach to disaster policy making. I also welcome different ideas for future research.
Disaster risk management, climate change adaptation.
PhD (Dr. Ing) Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Faculty of Agriculture - Univesity of Bonn.
Master of Science University of East Anglia, School of Development Studies Norwich, United Kingdom.
Bachelor of Engineering Facultiy of Engineering, Widya Mandira Catholic University, Indonesia.