Dr. Nibedita S Ray-Bennett is a Lecturer in Risk Management in the School of Management at University of Leicester. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Kansai University. Dr Ray-Bennett obtained her PhD in Sociology from Warwick University. Her research interests include health security and securitization, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), reflective and systemic response, and caste/class/gender - in the context of ‘natural’ disasters and disaster management. She is the author of Caste, Class and Gender in Multiple Disasters in Odisha (2009, VDM Verlag). In 2015 she provided an Input Paper for the UNISDR’s ‘Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015’. Currently she is co-authoring UNISDR’s ‘Words Into Action Guidelines’ for the Sendai Framework’s Priority for Action 2: ‘Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk’.