In Episode 16 Gina Reinhardt from the Department of Government speaks to Jules Pretty on Brighter Futures about sustainability and resilience - how society bounces back from unexpected shocks while using resources in a sustainable way.
Brighter Futures is the film series from the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex about how research can influence policy and change people's lives.
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Professor of Government, University of Essex
Professor Gina Yannitell Reinhardt studies how citizens and policy makers make decisions under uncertainty, and how those decisions affect economic, social, and political development and subsequent policy outcomes.
She focuses specifically on foreign aid, international development, and disasters, asking how development financing can be judiciously allocated to help avert, alleviate, mitigate, and manage disasters.
Professor Reinhardt's work can be found in journals such as World Development, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, the Journal of Risk Research, and the Review of Policy Research.