Dr Bang is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC). His academic background is in Geology (BSc, MSc) with a second MSc (Environment and Development) and PhD (International Development) both obtained from the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) prestigious School of International Development in the UK.
Henry is a scholar and disaster management professional with substantial teaching and research experience in the higher education and enterprise sectors both in Africa and in the UK. Dr Bang has expertise in the practical implementation of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems in the European corporate environment, and teaches in the BUDMC’s MSc and International Disaster Management Courses.
He has published extensively in high-ranking peer review international journals and contributed to major volumes in areas of Disaster Management. His book “30 Years After the Lake Nyos Disaster: What Prospects for Rehabilitation and Reintegration in the Region? Disaster Management, Social Vulnerability, Risk Perception and Relocation Decisions in Cameroon” was published in late 2016.
Henry’s research interests are interdisciplinary and intimately associated with disaster risk reduction in government, society and business. His research includes natural/socio-natural hazards with a particular focus on resilience, coping capacity and short/long-term trajectories of forms, drivers and outcomes of vulnerability. Entrepreneurial resilience and analysis of socio-economic challenges are also of strategic interest.
Henry is involved in the BUDMC’s enterprise, professional practice and consultancy activities, which span stakeholders and partners in the public and private sectors within the UK and abroad. Dr Bang works closely with Professor Lee Miles in expanding the notable research competences of the BUDMC and in supervising the activities of the BUDMC’s vibrant community of PhD researchers. He is a reviewer for international academic journals, and is also an external PhD examiner.