Burcak Basbug Erkan

Dr, Course Director MSc Disaster Management and Resilience

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  • 42 Citations
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20062019
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Biography

I am a Lecturer in Disaster, Risk and Resilience at the School of Energy, Construction and Environment at Coventry University.  I am also the Course Director for MSc Disaster Management and Resilience (on campus). My main research interest is disaster risk management, disaster risk reduction, mitigation plans, disaster&development relation, humanitarian assistance focused on education, catastrophe insurance, actuarial analysis, disaster risk financing, extreme value modelling, statistics. I was a project coordinator of several projects related to disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction, such as the Turkish Disaster Data Bank (TABB) and Safe university campus (Middle East Technical University) against disaster and emergencies. I am an affiliated faculty at the Risk and Emergency Management (REM) Graduate Program at the at the Instituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) di Pavia, Italy. I worked as consultant in disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction activities at national and international organisations such as the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM), AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority), the World Bank, UNICEF, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Research Interests

disaster risk management, disaster risk reduction, disaster and development relations, humanitarian response, mitigation, catastrophe insurance, actuarial models, extreme value modelling, statistics, financial management of disaster losses, online development of disaster courses

Education/Academic qualification

Statistics, Doctorate, London School of Economics and Political Science

Statistics, MSc, University of Warwick

Statistics, Degree, Middle East Technical University

External positions

Board Member of Continuous Education Centre, Middle East Technical University

Sep 2017May 2018

Associate Professor of Statistics, Middle East Technical University

Oct 2015Jun 2018

Affiliated Faculty, UME Graduate School, IUSS Pavia

Jan 2014 → …

Advisor to Earthquake Studies Program, Middle East Technical University

Jul 2012Jun 2016

Assistant Professor of Statistics, Middle East Technical University

20102015

Affiliated Faculty of Actuarial Sciences, Middle East Technical University

Sep 2009Jun 2018

Program Chair of Actuarial Sciences, Middle East Technical University

Oct 2008Sep 2009

Director of Disaster Management Centre, Middle East Technical University

Sep 2008May 2018

Academic Board Member of Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies, Middle East Technical University

2008Jun 2018

Academic Board Member of the Earthquake Studies Program, Middle East Technical University

Sep 2007May 2018

Instructor for World Bank Distance Learning Disaster Risk Management Online, The World Bank

Feb 2006Mar 2006

Program Coordinator of Online Disaster Management Courses, Middle East Technical University

Sep 2005May 2018

Instructor for World Bank Disaster Management Online Module, The World Bank

Mar 2005May 2005

External Examiner LSE Statistics External Study, London School of Economics and Political Science

Jun 2004Jul 2004

External Examiner for LSE External Study, London School of Economics and Political Science

Jun 2003Jul 2003

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Research Output 2006 2019

Identifying Non-adopter Consumer Segments: An Empirical Study on Earthquake Insurance Adoption in Turkey

Basbug Erkan, B., Adiguzel, F., Yozgatligil, C. & Kleijnen, M., 1 Jun 2019, In : THE JOURNAL OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS. 53, 2, p. 662-685 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Turkey
Insurance
Empirical study
Earthquake
Natural disasters

Afet Ekonomisi ve Sigorta

Basbug Erkan, B., 2018, Turkiye’nin Afet Yonetimi Sosyal, Siyasal ve Yonetim Boyutuyla . Palme Publishing House

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

13 Downloads (Pure)

Preferences for Earthquake Risk–Mitigation Mechanisms: Experimental Evidence

Dinc Cavlak, O., Ozdemir, O. & Basbug Erkan, B., 31 Aug 2018, In : Natural Hazards Review. 19, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
earthquake mechanism
Insurance
insurance
Earthquakes
natural disaster
student
emotion
university
SPSS
descriptive statistics

Dunyadan Afet Yonetimi Sistemi Ornekleri

Basbug Erkan, B., 2017, AFET YONETIMI II. Anadolu University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2008 2019

International Disaster and Resilience Symposium

Burcak Basbug Erkan (Scientific Committee Member)
26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The most devastating mine disaster in Turkey: Soma, 13 May 2014

Burcak Basbug Erkan (Speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Institute for Civil Protection and Emergency Management (External organisation)

Burcak Basbug Erkan (Member)
1 May 2019 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Past, Present and Future: Evolution of the Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool

Burcak Basbug Erkan (Speaker)
28 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Prizes

JICA Scholar

Burcak Basbug Erkan (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

disaster
Japan

METU Best Performance Award 2008-2010

Burcak Basbug Erkan (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

performance

METU Best Performance Award 2012-2014

Burcak Basbug Erkan (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Postgraduate Studies Award

Burcak Basbug Erkan (Recipient), 2000

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

post-graduate studies
funding

Research Fellowship

Burcak Basbug Erkan (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

disaster management