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Wayne Harrop

Director of the Centre for Disaster Management (Applied Research Group)


Geography, Environment and Disaster Management.
Coventry University
Priory Street


George Eliot Building
Room: GE412
Main Duties: Responsible for industry partnerships, and the centre's applied research Held the position of programme manager for CPD studies in Emergency Management and Business Continuity Management


  • B.A (Hons), Disaster Studies, Coventry University
  • Certificate, SITO
  • CAN, Environmental Science
Research Interests:

  • Resilience
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Security and Crisis Management
  • Pandemic planning strategies
  • Counter terrorism
  • Emergency Management
  • Risk Management (including Dynamic and analytical risk)
  • Aviation Security
Selected Outputs:

  • Harrop, W. (2005) 'Business Continuity Spotlight Falls on SMEs'. Computer Weekly Magazine
Selected Funding:

  • 2008, Developing multinational client bank of exercise scenarios for international operations, Private Sector, £30,000

  • Responsible for the partial delivery of taught MSc modules and Diploma tuition to career professionals undertaking study in Business Continuity Management and Emergency Planning
  • Support a range of undergraduate disaster management programmes taught in the Centre for Disaster Management
  • Module leader on intensive postgraduate studies covering business continuity, risk assessment modules and final research dissertation projects.
  • Project and programme management, incident management with specific case studies drawn from terrorism and natural disasters such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina
Other Responsibilities:

  • Director of the Centre for Disaster Management (ARG) specialising in industry facing CPD activities, applied research and international programme delivery spanning crisis, continuity, security emergency and risk management domains
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University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023