• 383 Citations
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1991 …2020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Mir Rabiul Islam is an environmental social psychologist. He received his PhD in social psychology from University of Bristol. His research is devoted to psycho-social dynamics related to race and ethnicity, cultural issues in ageing and disability, human factors and environmental Issues, coping, resilience and recovery in natural disasters, climate justice, human rights and displaced population; and cross-cultural and intercultural communication.

Research Interests

  • Community resilience and recovery from disasters
  • Social networks, social capital and community development
  • Climate justice and human rights
  • Racism and inter-ethnic relations in multicultural societies
  • Age discrimination, positive ageing and social engagements
  • Social and community aspects of disability
  • Public perceptions of police behaviour towards the vulnerable groups

Professional Information


  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Registered Chartered Psychologist, The British Psychological Society
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (USA)
  • Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP)
  • International Congress of Psychologists (ICP)


  • Research Methods and Statistics in psychology
  • Foundations of Psychology

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), University of Bristol


Award Date: 01 Jul 1992

Master of Arts (Psychology), University of Rajshahi


Bachelor Arts (Psychology) (Hons), University of Rajshahi


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Research Output

Issues of disaster justice confronting local community leaders in disaster recovery

Ingham, V., Islam, M. R., Hicks, J. & Burmeister, O., Jan 2020, Natural Hazards and Disaster Justice: Challenges for Australia and its Neighbours. Lukasiewicz, A. & Baldwin, C. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 221-238 18 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

Adaptive flood mobilities in Bangladesh

Ingham, V., Islam, M. R. & Hicks, J., 2019, In : Mobilities. 14, 2, p. 158-172 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Personal preparation framework for community leaders

    Ingham, V., Islam, M. R., Hicks, J. & Burmeister, O., Jun 2019.

    Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

    Changing expectations: Local leaders in community disaster preparedness

    Ingham, V., Islam, M. R., Hicks, J. & Burmeister, O., 2018.

    Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only