I am a seismic engineer with Arup based in the Middle East. I work on complex performance-based structures, retrofitting buildings to improve their life-safety performance.

I had led a variety of teams undertaking seismic retrofitting before moving to Dubai. This work included industrial facilities, seismic engineering of an oil platform in the Caspian sea and vibration consultancy for stadia, concert halls and general floors.

I’m interested in how to improve the seismic performance of homes in vulnerable communities around the world. Working with Oxfam, I’ve helped with the reconstruction effort after the earthquakes in Haiti and Pakistan.