Burcak Basbug Erkan

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Member since: 10/29/2022 - 21:41
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disaster risk reduction, statistics, earthquake insurance
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Middle East Technical University
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Education Ph.D Statistics (2007), London School of Economics and Political Sciences, United Kingdom MSc. Statistics (2002), University of Warwick, United Kingdom BSc. Statistics (1999), Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey Expertise • 23 years of experience on policies in disaster risk reduction, development, refugee crisis, disaster risk management, resilience, accountability, financial management strategies for disaster losses, statistics, the Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool, catastrophe insurance, disaster risk management education • Large professional network of people in public and private organizations, NGOs, academic and technical institutions, practitioners and government agencies related to the field of emergency management, disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management, policy development • Field experience of 2015 Syrian Refugee Camps, 2011 Van Earthquakes, May 2014 Soma Mine Fire, August 2020 Giresun Flood, October 2020 Izmir Earthquake Professional Experience (some listed) March 2021-June 2022 World Bank / Consultant in Turkey’s Pandemic Preparedness and Response Project December 2020-current Disaster Risk Management Working Group Lead at Ankara City Council November 2020-current Special Advisor to former Prime Minister of Turkey in resilience/DRM/DRR/development, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu, the Chairman of the current Future Party. November 2019-current Academic Partnerships Director of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (ICPEM), London. February 2019-current Editorial Board Member of Disasters, ODI, London. October 2019-current Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), United Kingdom. September 2020-current Associate Professor at Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University July 2019-August 2020. Course Director of MSc Disaster Management and Resilience (on campus), Coventry University, United Kingdom. April 2019-August 2020. Research Associate at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) Coventry University, United Kingdom. Aug.2018-August 2020. Lecturer in Disaster, Risk and Resilience, School of Energy, Construction and Environment, Coventry University, United Kingdom. Sept. 2008-June 2018. Director of the Middle East Technical University, Disaster Management Implementation and Research Center, Ankara, Turkey. Oct. 2015-June 2018 Associate Professor at Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University May 2014-July 2015 Senior Consultant in an NSF project titled ‘Sociotechnical Systems under Stress: May 13, 2014 Soma, Turkey Mine Fire’. Sept. 2005-June 2018 Program Coordinator of the World Bank Institute Distance Learning Natural Disaster Risk Management Program: Turkey. Feb. 2015 – May 2015. Team member of UNICEF Syrian Refugee Response Evaluation. Jan. 2014 – current. Affiliated Faculty, Understanding and Managing Extremes Graduate School, Risk and Emergency Management program at the Instituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia, Italy. June 2014 – Nov. 2014. Expert for the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) in Soma Mine Accident Investigation Commission, Ankara, Turkey. June 2013 - June 2014. Risk Financing and Disaster Management Specialist, Short-term consultant, World Bank, Washington D.C. USA. Sept. 2009-current Affiliated Faculty of Actuarial Sciences at the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Selected Publications • ‘‘Identifying Non-adopter Consumer Segments: An Empirical Study on Earthquake Insurance Adoption in Turkey’, Adiguzel, F., Yozgatligil, C., Basbug Erkan, B. & Kleijnen, M., 1 June 2019, In : the Journal of Consumer Affairs (Q1). 53, 2, p. 662-685 24 https://doi.org/10.1111/joca.12217 • ‘Preferences for Earthquake Risk–Mitigation Mechanisms: Experimental Evidence’ Dinc Cavlak, O., Ozdemir, O. & Basbug Erkan, B., 31 Aug 2018, In : Natural Hazards Review (Q1). 19, 3. • ‘Risk, Profit, or Safety: Sociotechnical Systems under Stress’, Burcak Erkan, Gunes Ertan, Jungwon Yeo, and Louise K. Comfort, in Safety Science (Q1), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2016.02.002, Vol.88, pp.199-210, October 2016. • ‘Successes and Failures of Compulsory Risk Mitigation: Re-evaluating the Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool’, B. Burcak Basbug Erkan and Ozlem Ozdemir Yilmaz, in Disasters (Q1), doi:10.1111/disa.12129, Vol.39, Issue:4, pp.782-794, October 2015. • ‘From Emergency Response to Recovery: Multiple Impacts and Lessons Learned from 2011 Van Earthquakes’, Burcak Basbug Erkan, A. Nuray Karanci, Sibel Kalaycioglu, A.Tolga Ozden, Idil Caliskan and Gamze Ozaksehir, in Earthquake Spectra (Q1),Vol.31, No.1, pp.527-540, February 2015. • The Shift From Healer State to Protector State in a 500-year Period: A Critical Evaluation of Painful Development Struggles in Legal and Administrative Understanding of Disaster Management Strategies in Turkey from 1509 to 2010’, 2016. Basbug Erkan, B. & Ozden, T., 12 May 2016, Asian Law in Disasters Toward a Human-Centered Recovery. Kaneko, Y., Matsuoka, K. & Toyoda, T. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, 26 p. • ‘Probabilistic Earthquake Hazard Assessment of Ankara and its Environs’, Dr. Bulent Ozmen and B. Burcak Basbug Erkan, in the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences (SCI Expanded), Vol.23, pp.462-474, 2014.

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