Ongoing and Past Projects

Avoidable Deaths Network

November 2019 to July 2020 – Strengthening Avoidable Deaths Network

Funded by Leicester’s GCRF and Tiger Team Funding this project aims to engage with regional coordinators and relevant stakeholders in India, Bangladesh and Uganda to identify research themes for ADN HUBs


November 2019 to July 2020 –

Funded by ESRC-Impact Acceleration Account, this project aims to raise the visibility, outreach and impact of the IPPF-Funded project ‘Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities around Reproductive Health in Disasters in Bangladesh’.


May 2017 to June 2019 – Risk, Crisis, Disaster and Development Management (RCDDM): Future Leader Programme

Funded by Kansai University’s Grant-in-Aid for the Promotion and Upgrading of Education and Research, this 22-months research project was led by the Principal Investigators: Dr Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett and Dr Hideyuki Shiroshita. The Research Assistants on this project were: Mrs Denise Corsel and Ms Sigi Fu. To read more, please click here.


January 2019 to March 2019 – Disaster Risk Governance of Local Level Administration in Bangladesh

Funded by the Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies’ (LIAS) Rutherford Fund Fellowship Scheme, Dr Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett hosted Dr Edris Alam for three months. This research project aimed to strengthen the inter-departmental coordination, partnership and collaboration between governmental actors in order to reduce deaths from landslides in Bangladesh. For more information about the Rutherford  Fund Fellowship Scheme, please click here.


October 2015 to July 2018 – Improving the Quality and Availability of Reproductive Health in Disasters in Belkuchi Upazila, Bangladesh

To improve the quality and availability of post‑abortion care during a flood, the University of Leicester and International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia Region (IPPF‑SAR), in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, developed and measured the impact of an integrated intervention package, called RHCC. For more information, please click here.


February 2017 to April 2017 – Earth Observation for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Horn of Africa

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)’s International Development Innovation and Impact Fund, this three months scoping project explored the earth observation (EO), early warning system (EWS) and Sendai nexus for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Horn of Africa, specifically in Kenya and Uganda. For more information, please click here.