I have studied and worked in humanitarian assistance/aid, post-disaster reconstruction, shelter and settlement, migration in Europe, and adaptation to climate change of the built environment for more than 10 years, especially in hazard prone areas in the global south. In my work I have collaborated with different (inter)national humanitarian organisations, including MSF, Cordaid, CRS. I am driven to connect global challenges to research and education. I lecture on topics including humanitarian engineering, disaster risk reduction, disaster resilience, methodology, and organize in-situ/fieldwork research for students.
In my work I aim to enhance resilience, safety and basic facilities for disaster and conflict affected populations in the global south and Europe. I lead the project “Enabling vulnerable communities to build back safer” funded by NWO. I work to scale up recovery assistance by understanding the widerimpact of humanitarian and governmental interactions in the built environment and develop target group specific assistance. I use knowledge exchange and co-creation processes to enhance awareness and application of safety risks and protective techniques. I initiate meaningful practice-oriented research collaborations with local actors.
- Crété, E.; Opdyke, A.; Moles, O.; Joshi, L.; Hosta, J.; Yadav, S.; Maskey, P.N.; Sieffert, Y.; Hendriks, E.; Rakotonirina, M.; Guragain, R.; Granier, P.; Flinn, B. (2021). Incorporating Local Building Practices in Response. In J. Twigg & E. Babister (Eds.), Roadmap for research – A Collaborative Research Framework for Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Assistance (pp. 129–136). Interaction.
- Hendriks, E., Schep, B., Van Leersum, A. (2020). Exploring the influence of knowledge networks on the adoption of earth-quake-resistant construction techniques in Nepal. In Martins (Eds.), Enhancing disaster preparedness. ISBN 9780128190784.
- Eelaferi, Collective of early career researchers; Hendriks, E., Kmoch, L.M., Mulder, F. and Fuentealba, R. (2022), Guest editorial: Exploring inclusive publishing practices with early career disaster-studies researchers, Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 1-9.
- Hendriks, E., & Opdyke, A. (2022).The Influence of Technical Assistance and Funding on Perceptions of Post-Disaster Housing Safety after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquakes in Nepal. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 73, 102906. Elsevier.
- Hendriks, E. Opdyke A. (2021). Adoption of seismic resistant techniques in reconstructed housing in the aftermath of Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha Earthquake. Earthquake Spectra.
- Hendriks, E.; Stokmans, M. (2020) Drivers and barriers for the adoption of hazard-resistant construction knowledge in Nepal: Applying the motivation, ability, opportunity (MAO) theory. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 51.
- Hendriks, E., Opdyke, A. (2021). Knowledge adoption in post-disaster self-recovery. Special Issue of Disaster Prevention and Management Journal.