Jason Von Meding

Dr. Jason von Meding is a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia and leads the disaster and development research group at the School of Architecture & Built Environment. His research focuses on the social, political, economic and environmental injustice that causes people, across global societies but particularly in the developing world, to be marginalized and forced into greater risk of being impacted by disasters. Having accumulated a decade of research experience in disaster science, Jason takes a critical approach to the field and continues to argue that disasters are socially constructed rather than natural events. Follow him on Twitter: @vonmeding.