Helene Joffe

Dr. Helene Joffe is a reader in psychology, and University College London and social science lead on EPICentre, UCL's interdisciplinary center for the study of earthquakes.

Articles By Author

The L’Aquila Quake Decision and the Stigma Against Science

February 4, 2013

Hazard prediction has become stigmatized in the scientific community and scientists have now been sentenced to jail for it.

Cultural Barriers to Earthquake Preparedness

June 1, 2012

A new study shows how cultural factors in the United States, Japan and Turkey affect how residents prepare for disasters.