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Emma Lovell

Research Fellow

Global Risks and Resilience

Portrait of Emma Lovell

Emma Lovell has over 10 years’ experience working at the interface of disaster risk management, resilience, climate change, gender equality, social inclusion and sustainable development. She acts as ODI’s strategic lead on equity and inclusion in risk management, bringing particular expertise in building intersectional approaches to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience. She has worked with and advised a range of governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, foundations, multilateral and regional organizations on policies, strategies and implementation around these themes.

Emma's geographical areas of expertise includes South Asia and South-East Asia, East Africa and the Caribbean. Before ODI, Emma worked in Bangkok, Thailand for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), and with the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent (IFRC) South East Asia Regional Office.

She has extensive experience in managing large international research projects across finance, business development and strategic communications. 

  1. Five lessons for communicating climate risk

  2. Resilience Scan: January-March 2017

    Research reports

  3. ODI at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction


  4. Delivering disaster risk reduction by 2030: pathways to progress

    Research reports

  5. The Routledge handbook of disaster risk reduction including climate change adaptation


  6. Resilience Scan: October-December 2016

    Research reports

  7. Managing multi-hazard disaster risk in St Vincent and the Grenadines

  8. Governments are moving from managing disasters to managing risks

  9. Resilience Scan: July-September 2016

    Research reports

  10. Resilience across the post-2015 international frameworks


  11. Strengthening the contribution of science and technology for disaster risk reduction


  12. Resilience Scan: April-June 2016

    Research reports

  13. Assessing people’s resilience


  14. Strengthening disaster risk management in India: a review of five state disaster management plans

    Research reports

  15. Resilience Scan: January-March 2016

    Research reports

  16. The dilemmas of risk-sensitive development on a small volcanic island


  17. Resilience: the big picture - top themes and trends

    Research reports

  18. Realising the 'triple dividend of resilience': a new business case for disaster risk management


  19. Effectiveness in building resilience: synthesis report for Oxfam's resilience outcome area

    Research reports

  20. Gender and resilience: from theory to practice

    Working papers

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