PhD defence by Linda Nielsen

PhD defence by Linda Nielsen

Toward a unified theory of risk, resilience and sustainability science with applications for education and governance. PhD defence organized by Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University

Time

05.01.2021 kl. 08.30 - 12.30

Description

How to participate

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the PhD defence will be carried out via Zoom. Please send an email to Linda Vabbersgaard Andersen, lva@build.aau.dk, no later than 4 January 2021 and you will get an invite for the event and, if requested, a copy of the thesis.

SUMMARY OF THE THESIS

This thesis aims to contribute to the foundation of a unified risk, resilience and sustainability science, which in synergy with education practice, may provide the basis for informed preferences, decisions and actions in pursuit of sustainable well-being. To this end, the thesis:

(i) Identifies causal factors responsible for disparities between knowledge and action in the context of governance of systemic risks;

(ii) Identifies a unifying theoretical basis for risk, resilience and sustainability science based on the concept of ‘information’, which decouples the theoretical basis from prevailing practices of decision-making based on stated preferences;

(iii) Identifies relevant concepts to form a domain ontology for the integrated science of risk, resilience and sustainability in accordance with Bayesian reasoning and empirical embodied cognition research;

(iv) Formulates educational requirements targeted to fix the pitfalls in knowledge acquisition; and

(v) Provides a blueprint for education as a dynamic template of context-driven planning for educational activities along multiple learning pathways.

Assessment Committee

  • Prof. Olav Geil, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University (Chairman)
  • Prof. Katherine Richardson, University of Copenhagen
  • Prof. Garry Peterson, Stockholm University’s Resilience Center

Phd Supervisors

  • Assoc. Prof. Dorina Gnaur, Dept. of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University
  • Assoc. Prof. Peter Frigaard, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University

Moderator

  • Deputy Head of Department for Research, Prof. Per Heiselberg, Dept. of the Built Environment, Aalborg University

Graduate Programme

  • Civil Engineering


Program

08:30: Welcome by moderator.

08:35: Lecture and presentation by PhD student (45 Min).

09:20: Break. During the break, participants can email questions to the moderator, Per Heiselberg, pkh@build.aau.dk. If such are received, the questioner puts them forward after the Assessment committee has finalized their question and answer round.

09:30: The assessment committee is asking questions to the work.

11:30: End of defence. The assessment committee enters another “room”, evaluates and writes the final assessment.

12:15 (approx.): The assessment committee rejoins the “defence room” and announces its decision.

12:30: End of event.

 

Download programme (PDF)

Price

Free

Host

Department of the Built Environment

Address

Zoom (online)

Registration Deadline

04.01.2021 kl. 12.00

Register at

lva@build.aau.dk

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