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Adriana Keating

Guest Research Scholar

Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group

Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Adriana Keating is a research scholar with the Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group of the IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis Program. Her research focuses on the human dimensions of climate change and climate change adaptation. Prior to joining IIASA, she was a research economist with the Centre for Risk and Community Safety at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), specializing in gender in development assistance.

Currently, Keating's main research focus is on disaster resilience and community transformation, with particular reference to socioeconomic systems analysis and measurement and decision-support methodologies. She has a special interest in participatory action research, incorporating social and environmental considerations into economic analysis and vice versa, and in working with stakeholders at the science-policy-practice interface. Her research has included food security, traditional knowledge for disaster risk management, valuing indirect and intangible disaster impacts, climate change adaptation economics under deep uncertainty, and serious gaming for capacity building and policy development.

Keating holds two bachelor degrees, a Master of International and Development Economics from the Australian National University, and a Doctorate in Socioeconomics from the Vienna University of Business and Economics.

Last update: 27 OCT 2021


Chang, S.E., Brown, C., Handmer, J., Helgeson, J., Kajitani, Y., Keating, A., Noy, I., Watson, M., Derakhshan, S., Kim, J., & Roa-Henriquez, A. (2022). Business recovery from disasters: Lessons from natural hazards and the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 80 e103191. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103191.

Deubelli, T. , Darby, L., Donia, D., Keating, A., von der Mühlen, M., McLoughlin, S., Williams, G., & Crawford, B. (2021). Inclusion and disaster resilience: Insights for gender and disability-inclusive disaster resilience-building. Flood Resilience Alliance

Szoenyi, M., Laurien, F. , & Keating, A. (2020). Flood resilience measurement for communities: data for science and practice. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-3934. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.