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.


PhD specializing in hazard and societal risk

King’s College London, UK

Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management

Royal Roads University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications

Alberta College of Art and Design