Lee Miles is the Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management at Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC), which has an international reputation for excellence in the provision of disaster management education, training and technical assistance. Lee is a distinguished scholar, being awarded his first Professorial title in 2006, and now having held Professorships at four universities, and twice being awarded the prestigious title of Jean Monnet Professor in 2003 (Hull) and 2004 (Liverpool) by the European Commission for his work on EU crisis management.
Lee has authored and/ or edited some 15 books, written over 90 publications, and successfully completed over 20 externally funded research project in the last 20 years, attracting competitive funding from international institutions, such as, the United Nations, European Union, the Nordic Council of Ministers and NATO, as well as national governments, research councils, regional authorities and private business.
He has also worked extensively with private enterprise, such as, the ‘Hotel Resilient’ (2016) pilot study investigating minimum international standards for hotels/ resorts for UNISDR, GIDRM and PATA. He has also recently completed studies – using Single Points of Failure concepts – focusing on Caribbean disaster management (PINPOINT) and is presently completing a similar study of West Africa (AFRICAB) funded by the UK’s prestigious Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). In addition, Lee is presently researching the relationship between policy innovation and resilience in successful crisis and disaster management, with a specific emphasis on developing concepts of ‘entrepreneurial resilience’.