Dr Roxana Liliana Ciurean

Dr Roxana Liliana Ciurean

Geohazard Scientist

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3004

E-mail Dr Roxana Liliana Ciurean

ORCID: 0000000296605025


Roxana is a trained geographer with a background in Environmental Geological Engineering and Geohazards. Her main research interest lies in analysing the impact of shallow geohazards on communities and the built environment, taking into account future environmental and socio-economic change. She is particularly keen on integrating different tools and techniques, from spatial analysis using GIS to parametric and statistical modelling, for assessing vulnerability and loss due to landslide, flood and subsidence impact. With her work, Roxana hopes to contribute towards bridging the gap between what is known about geohazard risks and their mitigation and how research findings are translated into effective applications in Disaster Risk Reduction management.


  • 2018 – ongoing : Geohazard Scientist, Shallow Geohazards and Risks Team, BGS
  • 2017 –2018 : Scientific Editor, Cactus Communications Ltd
  • 2017 : External Expert, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • 2015 : Visiting Early Stage Researcher, University of Lausanne
  • 2012 –2016 : PhD in Geography, University of Vienna. Thesis: Vulnerability and loss assessment of buildings to hydro-meteorological hazards
  • 2012 –2014 : Marie Curie Fellow, ITN CHANGES Project
  • 2010 –2012 : MSc Environmental Geology and Geohazards, University of Oslo
  • 2007 –2009 : MSc Environmental Geological Engineering, University of Bucharest
  • 2007 –2010 : Researcher, Geological Institute of Romania
  • 2003 –2007 : BA Geography and Spanish Language, University of Bucharest

Key papers

Professional association

  • 2016 – ongoing : Women exchange for Disaster Risk Reduction (We4DRR)
  • 2016 – ongoing : Austrian Research Association on Geomorphology and Environmental Research

Research interests

  • Consequence analysis
  • Landslide modelling, hazard and risk assessment
  • DRR under environmental and socio-economic change
  • Remote sensing and GIS applied in hazard risk analysis
  • Knowledge management in DRR