Beas Banerjee


PhD Student

School of Science and the Environment

Research Degree Students

Contact Details

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Beas is a full-time PhD student in the School of Science and the Environment at the University of Worcester. Beas was appointed to the PhD Studentship Drones, Development and Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal: Towards an Anticipatory Action Approach.

Beas’ main research interest is evaluating disaster risk using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). She is conducting a study to explore how an anticipatory action approach to disaster risk reduction can be facilitated via the development of a new community-based approach, that combines UAV and household-level data in assessing vulnerability and resilience capacity-building in Nepal.

Beas is a member of the Sustainable Environments Research Group (SERG). Her supervisors are Professor Alan Dixon and Prof. Ian Maddock.

Before commencing her PhD, Beas worked on various projects with the International Organization for Migration-Ukraine, focusing on the impacts of the environment, climate change and natural hazards on migration and displacement. In addition, Beas has also worked with the UN Environment Programme Cartagena Convention Secretariat in Jamaica and the UNDP in Asia and the Pacific.


  • BSc (Hons) Zoology, 2016, University of Calcutta
  • MSc Environmental Science, 2018, University of Calcutta
  • MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy, 2020, University of Sussex