Dr. Ruhizal Roosli

Roosli is a lecturer and researcher in Disaster and Development at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He focuses on settlement in ASEAN countries in normal and emergency situations.

Dr. Ruhizal Roosli is a senior lecturer at the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He was elected a MOHE Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University. He has worked in the private sector as well as non-governmental organisations, completing numerous successful projects. He teaches mixed approaches and application of quantitative & qualitative research methods. Research focuses on how people have and will produce better settlement in normal and emergency situation, addressing the sustainable development and climate change challenges. Main current research & teaching areas are:

1. Disaster Management

2. Post-Disaster Reconstruction    

3. Development Planning           

4. Housing Studies


2006-2010: Doctor of Philosophy in Housing Studies
Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Thesis: Managing Disasters in Malaysia; the Attitudes of Officials towards Compliance with the MNSC Directive 20

2004-2005: Master Degree in Housing Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dissertation: Housing Development Process, in Penang, Malaysia

2013-2014: Advanced Diploma in Peace Operations and Crisis Management Institute for International Political Studies, Milan, Italy

2016-2017: Postgraduate Certificate in Shelter and Settlement in Emergencies, IFRC & Oxford Brookes University, UK


He is featured in Focus On: Disasters, an Asia Research News resource for journalists to find stories and sources.


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