Network for Early career REsearchers in Interdisciplinary Disaster Studies (NEREIDS)

NEREIDS is a new network to connect and support early career researchers working in interdisciplinary disaster studies.

Much emphasis is placed on “interdisciplinary” working (both in research and policy), yet there is a clear lack of support for early career researchers whose trajectories do not follow traditional disciplinary pathways – and often a lack of expertise in managing and maintaining meaningful and sustained collaboration across entrenched disciplinary boundaries. Often, the same institutions and bodies calling for interdisciplinary collaboration do not value or recognise actual interdisciplinary efforts or results, and early career researchers are particularly disadvantaged by the current structures of academia, publishing and research institutes.

This is a subnetwork of the UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) early career network.

If you have had this experience or similar, you are not alone, and this network is for you.

The aim of this network is to provide a forum for the exchange of experiences and mutual support among those whose work spans multiple disciplines – particularly those working across the social and the natural sciences. We also aim to build a repository of expertise on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary working in disaster studies.

Please follow this link to join the network and its mailing list on JISCmail:

Our first activities are hosted on padlet, these are password protected, to gain access please join the network via the link above.


 we are organizing an online webinar and lunchtime launch event for the network from 11:30-12:30 on Friday 9th of September.  

This is a UKADR – NEREIDS webinar and will include a short presentation on the network, and interdisciplinary disaster research, as well as structured discussions in small groups and a networking session where we can come together to share challenges and opportunities in interdisciplinary disaster research.  

Full details and the program will be shared in advance with members of the network

Our ‘home’ padlet:

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If you have any questions please contact