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Atousa Khodadadyan

Postgraduate Research Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


Atousa has joined the University of Liverpool in September 2016, studying an MRes in decision making under risk and uncertainty. Prior to that, she studied an MSc in Risk Management at Glasgow Caledonian University, graduating in 2015 with distinction. She has also completed a BA in Social Sciences and Community Development from the University of Glasgow and hold a BSc in Economics.


Atousa’s PhD research project is based on the multi-disciplinary EPSRC and ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments, within the School of Law and Social Justice and the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty. Atousa is passionate and enthusiastic about risk management and its related context, and has published two papers in international refereed conferences. Her current research interest and activities involve analysing and evaluating different methodologies and decision support tools and techniques that are practised in assessing risks across a range of public risk regulation organisations.

Thesis title

'Living and Future Tools for Risk Assessment: An Examination of the Possibilities for Fusion'.


Rostami A, Khodadadyan A. 2016. Contribution of risk management on SMES competitiveness in the UK construction industry. Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Conference 2016, RICS COBRA 2016

Rostami A, Khodadadyan A, Sommerville J, Wong IL. 2015. Training provisions for risk management in smes in the UK construction industry. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2015:175-184