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Michelle Tuveson, University of Cambridge: The bigger picture

Themes: Guest speakers, Risk

The human dimension of risk is an important and under-explored aspect of risk management issues. How we perceive risk, and understanding patterns of behaviour and seeing how these relate to the processes of decision-making and policy development needs greater exploration. The School’s Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies 2nd Annual Meeting – ‘The Human Dimension of Risk: Perception, Behaviour and Decision-Making in Risk Management’ – took on that gigantic challenge.

Michelle Tuveson, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, says decision-making in risk management relies on cultural perceptions of how we perceive those ‘threats’. However she warns that risk must not be observed from a parochial point of view; it must be seen from a global view point.