Bio (Bill Durodié)

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Bill Durodié

Bill Durodié


Associate Faculty


Interdisciplinary Studies


Bill Durodié is Chair of Risk and Security in International Relations at the University of Bath, UK, where he has served as head of the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies. Durodié was head of the Conflict Analysis and Management Programs at Royal Roads University from 2012 to 2014. He previously held posts in Singapore and as an associate fellow to the International Relations think-tank, Chatham House in London, UK. He continues to be a visiting professor to the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong, in Shanghai, China. His research examines the causes and consequences of contemporary perceptions of risk.


Durodié is an established scholar and practitioner with a significant international profile and reputation in the field of risk. His work encompasses a wide range of conflicts and fears in society, from terrorism to child safety. He has also examined decision-making in science, as well as preparations for, and responses to, all manner of crises and disasters. He has an extensive publication record and media profile. His views and insights are regularly cited, consulted and commissioned.


Durodié holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Imperial College London (1983) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the London Institute of Education (1987). He completed his Master of Science in European Social Policy at the London School of Economics (1995), before starting doctoral studies at New College, part of the University of Oxford (2000), and completed his PhD through the Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management of Middlesex University (2007).


Terrorism and post-traumatic stress disorder: a historical review, The Lancet Psychiatry, Vol.6, No.1, 2019

Theory informed by practice. Application informed by purpose. Why to understand and manage risk, cultural context is the key, Safety Science, Vol.99, No.2, 2017

Remaking Bandung 60 Years On, Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol.28, No.3, 2016

Securitising Education to Prevent Terrorism or Losing Direction?, British Journal of Educational Studies, Vol.64, No.1, 2016

War on Terror or a Search for Meaning?, US Joint Chiefs of Staff/Department of Defence Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment Occasional White Paper, September 2013

The Changing Nature of Riots in the Contemporary Metropolis: From Ideology to Identity, Journal of Risk Research, Vol.15, No.4, 2012

H1N1 – The Social Costs of Élite Confusion, Journal of Risk Research, Vol.14, No.5, 2011

Reconciling Growing Energy Demand with Climate Change Management, Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol.23, No.2, 2011

H1N1 – The Social Costs of Cultural Confusion, Global Health Governance, Vol.4, No.2, 2011

Human Security – A Retrospective, Global Change, Peace & Security, Vol.22, No.3, 2010

Fear and Terror in a Post-Political Age, Government & Opposition, Vol.42, No.3, 2007

Suicide Bombers v Sexual Abusers: A Battle of Depravity or Western Fixations?, Security Journal, Vol.20, No.3, 2007

Risk and the Social Construction of 'Gulf War Syndrome', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Vol.361, No.1468, 2006

Public Panic and Morale: World War Two Civilian Responses Re-Examined in the Light of the Current Anti-Terrorist Campaign, (with Edgar Jones, Robin Woolven and Simon Wessely) Journal of Risk Research, Vol.9, No.1, 2006

The Limitations of Risk Management in Dealing with Disaster, Politik, Vol.8, No.1, 2005

Facing the Possibility of Bio-Terrorism, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Vol.15, No.3, 2004

Civilian Morale during World War Two: Responses to Air-Raids Re-Examined, (with Edgar Jones, Robin Woolven and Simon Wessely), Social History of Medicine, Vol.17, No.3, 2004

Limitations of Public Dialogue in Science and the Rise of New 'Experts', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol.6, No.4, 2003

The True Cost of Precautionary Chemicals Regulation, Risk Analysis, Vol.23, No.2, 2003

Resilience or Panic? The Public's Response to a Terrorist Attack, (with Simon Wessely) The Lancet, Vol.360, No.9349, 2002