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Rafiu Olugbenga Salami

Rafiu Olugbenga Salami

Doctoral Research Student, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle Australia

Rafiu Olugbenga Salami is a doctoral research student at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle Australia. He earned a Masters of Technology in Architecture from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. His research interests include built environment disaster risk reduction, urban vulnerability, and resilience. Olugbenga Salami is a member of the disaster and development research team at the University of Newcastle, Australia, a group of researchers who in 2016 secured grant funding for their project 'Disaster Resilience Education Capacity Building in South-East Asia'. His PhD thesis is titled "Determinants of urban settlements’ flood vulnerability in African cities: A case of Ibadan Metropolis." 

In addition to his work with the disaster and development research team, Olugbenga Salami has been an academic reviewer for Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies and recently participated in the 5th Annual Building Resilience Conference, in Newcastle, Australia. He has also attended a Mitigation Initiative training organized by State Emergency Services, NSW, Australia as well as a symposium with the University of Sydney Asia-Pacific Natural Hazards Research Group in 2014.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

  1. Salami, R., Von Meding, J. K., Giggins, H. Assessing habitats of vulnerability in Africancities: A case of poverty housing in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2016 Project Management Symposium, University of Maryland, Campus Park, USA. 2016.
  2. Salami R, Von Meding JK, Giggins H, Olotu A. Disasters, vulnerability and inadequatehousing in Nigeria: A viable strategic framework. 5th International Conference on Building Resilience, Newcastle, N.S.W., 15 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015. Editors: Perera S, Thayaparan G, RevezA. Proceedings Residential Doctoral School. University of Newcastle. 467-482, 2015
  3. Olotu AZ, Owi T, Salami RO (2015). Building flood disaster resilience of SMEs in urban cities of Nigeria. 5th International Conference on Building Resilience, Newcastle, Australia, 15 Jul 2015 -17 Jul 2015. Editors: Mackee J, Giggins H, Gajendran T. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Building Resilience. University of Newcastle (2015).