Bio (Phil Hendy)

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Phil Hendy


Associate Faculty


Humanitarian Studies


Phil Hendy is a regulatory risk management specialist and associate faculty member in Royal Roads’ MA in Disaster and Emergency Management program. He has worked for the Alberta Energy Regulatory (AER) since 2002 in communication, public safety and regulatory development capacities. His current research interests revolve around neo-institutionalism, organizational decoupling and the impacts enterprise-wide risk management frameworks have on regulatory agencies.


Over the past 12 years, Hendy has developed his expertise in risk management, emergency response planning and preparedness, risk-based land-use planning, risk analysis, visual communications and regulatory affairs. He is familiar with a variety of hazard and risk modelling software and played a key role in the recent review of minimum setback distances for oil and gas infrastructure in Alberta. Residing just west of London, England, Hendy’s current research is focused on how the Port of London Authority is operationalizing its enterprise-wide risk management framework.


Phil holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the Alberta College of Art and Design and a Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University. He is soon to complete (2015) his PhD specializing in Hazard and Societal Risk from King’s College London, UK.