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Department of Engineering

Ms Kristen MacAskill

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Kristen MacAskill

Research Student

Academic Division: Civil Engineering

Research group: Sustainable Development

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32695

Email: kam71@eng.cam.ac.uk


Research interests

Kristen is a civil engineer by training, with an interest in how resilience and sustainability concepts can be applied in decision making associated with the planning and design of infrastructure projects.

She has a particular interest in post-disaster reconstruction, where there is a perceived opportunity to implement change in infrastructure systems that would not otherwise be possible in a business-as-usual urban development situation.

The intention of Kristen’s research is to improve the ability of engineers and other key decision-makers to deliver reconstruction projects that address both immediate and long-term infrastructure needs. This research could also contribute to our overall understanding of how to better integrate sustainability and resilience principles into engineering decisions and planning decisions in which engineers could play a more significant role.

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Development of a conceptual framework that assists engineers and stakeholders to understand which principles of sustainability and resilience are appropriate for coming to decisions for post-disaster reconstruction.

Uncertainty, risk and resilience

Development of a conceptual framework that assists engineers and stakeholders to understand which principles of sustainability and resilience are appropriate for coming to decisions for post-disaster reconstruction.