HD Research
HD Research

About me


Recent Publications and Projects

Welcome to HD Research Ltd.

Based in Bentham, N.Yorks, Hugh Deeming is a recognised specialist in civil protection and community resilience research, who from 2011 to 2015 was the scientific technical officer for the EU FP7 emBRACE project. Over the past ten years he has worked with the UK Cabinet Office, academic institutions and local resilience and third sectors, exploring and interpreting policy and practice needs related to building community disaster resilience. 

In 2016 Hugh was commissioned to report on Cumbria Local Resilience partnership's response to and recovery from Storm Desmond and in 2017 he accepted the invitation to sit as a panel member on Lord Kerslake's review into the preparedness for and response to the Manchester Arena attack.

Hugh is a specialist in collaborating with hazard exposed and hazard affected communities, working to deliver civil protection, community resilience and disaster-risk reduction across the UK and Europe.

If you are currently scoping some research, please get in touch to discuss how Hugh could support your project.


Services include:

  • Project definition (aims and objectives)
  • Literature/policy reviews
  • Interview / focus-group based data collection
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Data analysis and synthesis






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