Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed is an Associate Professor and previous Program Convenor of the Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development, University of Newcastle, Australia. He teaches policy and

social aspects of disaster risk reduction, resilience of the built environment and sustainable development. His research interests include post-disaster housing, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and urbanisation in the Asia-Pacific. He has written several books and many peer-reviewed publications and engages in various research and evaluation projects relating to disaster resilience. He is the lead author of the recent book “Disaster Resilience in South Asia: Tackling the

Odds in the Sub-Continental Fringes” (Routledge, UK, 2020).