Disaster management and emergency planning at Coventry University

The Centre for Disaster Management at Coventry UniversityBased upon two decades of experience, the newly-established Centre for Disaster Management is already a successful initiative, based within the Department for Geography, Environment and Disaster Management at Coventry University.CDM has emerged from a platform of excellence based upon extensive expertise and knowledge of Disaster Management themed studies at Coventry University since 1994. CDM is one of the most popular leading providers of undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes and CPD professional training courses in the UK. CDM’s specialist applied research extends across developed and developing nations, globally. CDM offers courses of particular relevance to paramedics, and regularly has a stand at the annual Emergency Services Show.The courses CDM offer within the disaster management and emergency planning fields cater for a whole host of students, including those straight from A-Levels, mature students, those already in employment and those looking for a change in career. Equipped to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds, the Centre’s staff is comprised of a range of highly experienced individuals, from both academic and practical backgrounds.CDM, and indeed Coventry University, prides itself on the quality of support that staff provides to students. Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MSc in Emergency Planning and Management, Ron Mountain, worked for 15 years in emergency planning for the London Fire Brigade, and has worked in academia for nearly 10 years. Senior Lecturer, Co-Director of the Centre for Disaster Management and Course Leader for the Diploma in Emergency Planning, David Massey, has 34 years experience as an emergency responder and emergency planner, both in the fire service and a local authority, and has worked at Coventry University since 2008.‘Disaster management courses at Coventry University have been taught for over 15 years and within the department, we are an acknowledged market leader in most of our specialist areas. We have constantly achieved excellent ratings for the quality of our teaching and we are committed to a programme of continual improvement in the content and delivery of our programmes.’ Professor Hazel Barrett, Associate Dean of Applied Research, Former Head of the Department for Geography, Environment and Disaster Management.’

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