Peter Simmons

Peter Simmons - 3SAssociate Researcher, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA. Research interests include: the experience and management of situated risk (including both natural and technological hazards); narrative approaches to risk; relations of knowledge and expertise; and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Recent projects focused on natural hazards include: ‘Harnessing Citizen Science to Reinforce Resilience to Environmental Disasters’ (GCRF) and ‘Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas, STREVA’ (NERC/ESRC). Research projects on the nuclear sector and radioactive waste management have included: MoDeRn (EC FP7), on stakeholder involvement in the monitoring of geological repositories; InSOTEC (EC FP7), on socio-technical challenges to geological disposal; CARL (European RWMO consortium), on stakeholder involvement in the field of radioactive waste management; and ‘Living with Nuclear Risk’ (ESRC), on local experience of living with nuclear power.

3S strands:
Knowledges and Expertise

Participation and Engagement


Strengthening Resilience to Natural Hazards in Volcanic Areas (STREVA)                                                                     International Socio-Technical Challenges for implementing geological disposal  (InSOTEC)                                           Monitoring Developments for Safe Repository Operation and Staged Closure (MoDeRn)                                       Interdisciplinary Cluster on Energy Systems, Equity and Vulnerability (InCluESEV)

Citizen Science for Disaster Risk Reduction

PhD students:
Dave Litchfield