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.
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