- Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Farah Nibbs is a PHD candidate in the Joseph R. Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware and a member of the Disaster Research Centre, where she works as a research assistant.
Nibbs conducts mixed methods research which revolves around critical and community infrastructure, Small Island Developing States, emerging drone technologies for disaster management, and rainwater harvesting.
Recent research has focused on disaster reconnaissance and service-learning as a transdisciplinary approach to disaster reconnaissance for US overseas territories with a focus on the United States Virgin Islands. Her research has also extended to Ebola pandemic and the treatment of African immigrants. Two journal articles are currently in review from this research.
Nibbs is also part of an international research project titled ‘Caribbean Cyclone Cartography: Mapping Histories, Narratives, and Futures of Hurricane Resilience in a Changing Climate.” The project is a collaboration between the Goldsmith College, London, two Caribbean Based institutions- Mona Geoinformatics Institute at the University of the West Indies Jamaica, and Create Caribbean Institute, and two US-based Universities. This is a UK based Economic and Social Research Council-funded project.
Nibbs is currently a Bill Anderson Fund Fellow, and National Science Foundation SURGE (Scholars from Under-Represented Groups in Engineering and the Social Sciences) scholar.
Critical and community infrastructure, Small Island Developing states, underrepresented communities, emerging technologies and rainwater harvesting