Analytic Input to Societal Emergency Management - On the Design of Methods

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)


Information from performed risk and vulnerability analyses, evaluation of responses in relation to actual emergencies etcetera can be very useful in efforts directed at preventing, mitigating and/or preparing for future emergencies. This thesis focuses on the development of methods for such analysis and evaluation. A general process for systematic design of methods is introduced and discussed and some of the main types of analytic input to societal emergency management are examined in terms of how methods for analysis should be constructed to fulfil their purpose. Furthermore, the importance of values and preferences in any design process is emphasised and two descriptive studies directed at investigating people’s preferences regarding potential negative outcomes of unwanted events are presented.


  • Marcus Abrahamsson
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Civil Engineering
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Building Technologies


  • emergency preparedness, emergency management, emergency response system, design, vulnerability analysis, risk analysis, preferences, values, evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
  • Kurt Petersen, Supervisor
Award date2009 Dec 10
  • Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University
Print ISBNs978-91-628-7960-0
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Defence details Date: 2009-12-10 Time: 10:15 Place: Lecture hall V:B, V-building, John Ericssons väg 1, Lund University Faculty of Engineering, Lund External reviewer(s) Name: Njå, Ove Title: Dr Affiliation: University of Stavanger, Norway ---

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