Conference 2016

Conference 2016 in Bath, United Kingdom: 20 - 22 JUNE 2016

Information on our conference in Bath will be presented below as it becomes available.

Conference programme available!
Conference programme available!

The conference programme is available. Please click HERE and you will be redirected to the website of the event organiser.

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Theme, aims and topics

Theme, aims and topics

The 25th Silver Jubilee Annual meeting of Society for Risk Analysis Europe (SRA-E) will be held in Bath, UK, 20-22 June 2016. The theme of this conference is Understanding Risk: From Theory to Application in Policy and Practice.

SRA-E provides a platform for academics, national and local policy makers and businesses to discuss the ‘state of the art’ and future directions in the study of risk analysis, to understand concerns about risk from both public and scientific perspectives, to develop effective risk communication and to promote efficient risk mitigation.

This conference is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to come together to discuss issues, problems, goals, solutions and future research questions.

Core Risk Topics for the 2016 conference:

  • Learning from major events
  • Methodological progress in risk research
  • Evidence to inform risk relevant policy
  • Risk policy and regulation
  • The role of trust for organisations
  • Decision-making and uncertainty
  • The relevance of risk perception
  • Citizen and stakeholder roles in risk management
  • The role of social media in risk communication
  • Safety and security issues
  • International and cross-border collaborations in risk reduction
  • Using new forms of data to understand risk
  • Risk analysis and assessment of natural and technological hazards

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Conference activities

Conference activities

Each conference day will open with a plenary session with keynote presentations, followed by parallel sessions and symposia dedicated to specific topics. Presentations on other topics within the broad interest of SRA are also welcomed.

The preliminary program of the conference will be available early May 2015. 


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Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers


The following speakers have so far agreed to give a key note: 

  • Professor Bill Durodie. BSc (ARCS), PGCE, MSc (Econ), PhD.
    Theme: Theory informed by Practice. Application informed by Purpose. Why to Understand and Manage Risk – Cultural Context is key

  • Professor Luisa Lima
    Theme: What can they possibly bring to the project? A psychosocial approach to the barriers to inclusive practices in participatory processes

  • Professor Michael Depledge.  PhD, DSc (Lond), C. Biol. FSB, FZS, FRSA. HonFRCP
    Theme: Accepting Global Risks.

  • Professor Ricardo Garcia Mira, University of Coruna
    Theme: Risk communication and social participation: The application of environmental knowledge to environmental policy. The case of the Prestige disasterTheme:

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Social events

Programme of social events at the SRA-E Conference 2016

The city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage City and this social programme has been designed to enable you to visit and experience some of the most beautiful parts of the city.

Sunday 19th June 6pm

All delegates are invited to a drinks reception at the Victoria Art Gallery from 6pm-7pm on Sunday 19th June. Centrally located near Bath Abbey and the Guildhall, this building was named to celebrate Queen Victoria's sixty years on the throne. It houses a fine collection of paintings, sculpture, glasswear and decorative arts, including works by Gainsborough, Sickert, Nash and Klee. During the conference the gallery will be holding its summer exhibition.

Monday 20th June 6pm

On Monday evening a sightseeing tour of Bath has been arranged. Guests will be collected from the University and taken on a relaxing journey to explore some of Bath’s iconic sites, including the Royal Crescent, Assembly Rooms, Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge, as well as some of its hidden gems. The tour will finish in the city near to all conference hotels.

Tuesday 21st June 7pm

The conference Gala dinner will take place at the world famous Roman Baths and Pump Room, with music by the renowned Pump Room Trio. The Roman Baths is one of the premier visitor attractions in the world, attracting approximately one million tourists each year.

The event will commence with drinks on the Great Terrace where guests may soak up the unique atmosphere and enjoy the special view of the steaming waters below. Dinner will take place in the Pump Room. Once the focal point of Georgian society, this breathtaking room retains much of the character as it was when first built; the unique spa water still flows from the fountain overlooking the natural hot spring and a crystal chandelier still sparkles from the centre of the room. The grand Pump Room was opened by the Duchess of York in 1795 and Jane Austen observed people and fashions from within the room.

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Submission of abstracts

Call for Presentations, Posters and Symposia

We welcome applications for:

  • Symposia presentation. (3-5 individual talks + general discussion by groups of researchers/practitioners working in a similar area or on specific themes are particularly welcome, especially if they present a range of divergent views or perspectives from different disciplinary perspectives.)
  • Individual talks;
  • Poster presentations that address these issues.

Participants are invited to critically reflect on risk science and the promises and challenges of developing science-informed policy.

The conference will be a platform for discussion of all aspects of risk analysis including: assessment, management and communication, and it will provide access to state of the art perspectives from across Europe. It values inter-disciplinarity in research and education, and processes of knowledge exchange between policy, practice and research. Although SRA-E emphasises the European dimension and practical application in industry and Government, it also welcomes colleagues and perspectives from around the world.

How to submit

Abstracts will be accepted for symposia, as well as individual presentations and posters. Abstracts for all talks and posters must be submitted to the organising committee through the submission system by 22 January 2016. Oral presentations will last 20 minutes. Abstracts should be less than 400 words. The abstract submission system will require that abstracts are allocated to one or two of the themes listed above. Abstracts should note why the work is of importance or interest, methods used and results achieved or anticipated.

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted (whether or not part of a symposium) will be expected to attend the conference and present their work in person. All abstracts will be reviewed by the SRA-E Committee and other risk scholars. Upon acceptance authors will be notified by email. The conference program schedule will be available May 2016. Symposia: We strongly encourage submissions of symposium abstracts. A symposium is a conference session composed by 3 to 5 presentations/abstracts on a common topic, lasting for 90 minutes. In some cases symposia may be extended to last over 2 consecutive sessions, involving 7-9 speakers. One abstract should be submitted for each paper in the symposium noting the title of the symposium to which it is attached. A further abstract should be submitted by the symposium organiser which must contain:

  1. Title of symposium;
  2. Name of person (and his/her email address) responsible for planning and arranging the symposium;
  3. Short description of the topic and contents of the symposium (max 200 words);
  4. List of the presentations in the symposium (title of abstract and author names).

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will be expected to attend the conference and present their work in person.

Abstracts and proposals will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee. Upon acceptance the authors will be notified by email. The conference program schedule will be available mid-May 2016.

Submit symposia and individual abstracts

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Conference fees

Conference fees

The SRA-Europe Conference in 2016 is open to all interested researchers and experts in the various fields of risk analysis. Industry representatives, governmental bodies and relevant public and private institutions are welcomed. Graduate students are also encouraged to participate.

The fees for the conference depend on type of delegate and the registration date (early bird, late bird). The deadline for early bird registration is 1 April 2016.

  Early bird  
Late bird
Full participants 1
  £ 360
Full participants who already paid their SRA Europe membership fee  1   £ 331
Student delegates 2   £ 120
 Student delegates who already paid their SRA Europe membership fee  1
  £ 140

1 Some participants may have already paid their SRA Europe membership fee for 2016, e.g. when renewing their SRA membership in December 2014. These participants have typically paid SRA approximately $ 150, whereas participants who became a member of SRA only and not of SRA Europe as well, typically paid $ 100.

2 Please bring your students ID card to the conference. The ID card must be shown upon conference check in. Otherwise the difference must be paid on-site.


The registration module is open. To register for the conference, click HERE.


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Registration now open

Registration for our conference in Bath now open

Early Bird registration until Friday 1st April. To register for the conference, click HERE.

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The conference will be hosted by the University of Bath. The campus of the University is located on Claverton Down, which sits on the south-east hilltop edge of the city of Bath. The campus is designed around a central pedestrian thoroughfare, known as the Parade.

The sessions will take place in the Chancellors’ Building (University of Bath, BA2 7A).

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Accommodation at a range of discounted prices has been reserved. If you would rather stay elsewhere full list of accommodation are provided by the Tourist Board.

Bath is a tourist attraction and hotel accommodation is limited. We advise you to book your accommodation early.

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Getting to Bath

Getting to Bath

Please follow the links for information how to travel to Bath and how to find your way around in Bath. Mind that the closest airport is Bristol Airport !

Travel advice, including campus maps

Information on getting to Bath

IPR’s Guide to Bath

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SRA Europe Conference Studentship Scholarships 2016

SRA Europe Conference Studentship Scholarships 2016

We are pleased to announce two SRA-Europe Conference Scholarships (subject to the number and quality of proposals received)  each worth 750 €.

We are also pleased to be able to award the Ortwin Renn Student Prize for Applied Risk Research to a student with a focus on applied risk research. This scholarship, worth $ 500, is sponsored by ExxonMobil.

Students wishing to apply for a Scholarship are required to submit:

1. a standard abstract, by 22 January 2016, following the procedure for the submission of abstracts, and

2. an application to the Awards Committee consisting of by 22 January 2016:
  • An extended abstract (up to 800 words)
  • A short CV (no more than 1 side A4)
  • A description of their motivation for wishing to attend the conference
  • A letter of support from their supervisor

The application to the Awards Committee should be sent to SRA-E Secretary Mathew White ( Only 2 documents should be sent: one containing 1-3 above with the letter from the student’s supervisor in the other. The email subject line should read: SRA Europe conference scholarships. The application should explicitly state for which scholarship the application is made.



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Conference Student Scholarships 2016 awarded

Student Scholarships 2016 awarded

We are pleased to announce two winners of an SRA-Europe Conference Scholarship 2016. Conference Studentship Scholarships (each worth € 750) have been awarded to:

  • Artem Anyshchenko, University of Copenhagen (Danmark)

  • Artem received his award for the presentation:

    Anyshchenko, A.:
    Issues in the Regulation of GMO: Bridging the Gap between Science an Socio-economic Considerations

  • Femke Hilverda, University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands)

    Femke's award winning presentation was:

    Hilverda, F. &  Kuttschreuter, M.
    The Effects of Facebook Comments  and Likes on Risk Perception of Organic Food

The recipients received their awards, each worth € 750, out of the hands of one of the local organisers Mathew White.

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Ortwin Renn Student Prize for Applied Risk Research awarded

Ortwin Renn Student Prize for Applied Risk Research

We are pleased to announce that this year the Ortwin Renn Student Prize for Applied Risk Research, sponsored by ExxonMobil is awarded to:

  • Ido Sivan-Sevilla, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Israel)

    Ido received his award for the presentation:  

    Sivan-Sevilla, I.
    US Cybersecurity with/outrivay: a Risk Regulation Perspective on Unites States' Cyber Regimes

Ido received his award, worth $500, out of the hands of on of the local organisers, Mathew White.

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Organisation and support

Local Organising Committee


The Local Organising Committee consists of:

  • Julie Barnett (University of Bath)
  • Mathew White (University of Exeter - Medical School; Plymouth University)
  • Caroline Ransford (University of Bath)

Scientific Support and International Scientific Advisory Board

The SRA-E conference 2016 is organised by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) of he University of Bath, in partnership with SRA Europe. We would like to thank all those who helped in reviewing the submissions.

Conference e-mail 

Conference e-mail:

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Important dates

Important dates


 Deadline for submission of abstracts        Friday January 22, 2016
 Notification of acceptance        Friday 26th Feb, 2016
 Deadline early bird registration        Until Friday 1st April, 2016
 Deadline late bird registration        Until Friday 29th April, 2016


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