Centre for Risk Studies

Dr Edward J. Oughton

Research Associate, Centre for Risk Studies

Edward has expertise in modelling interdependent infrastructure networks. Previously his PhD was part of the EPSRC-funded Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) which focused on developing long-term national infrastructure strategies for the UK. He is now leading the digital communications modelling work with Dr David Cleevely CBE on the EPSRC-funded project entitled Multi-scale InfraSTRucture systems AnaLytics (ITRC Mistral). Edward works closely with ITRC colleagues from the University of Oxford and is a visiting researcher at the School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences at the University of Newcastle. He leads the Risk Centre's research into the management of critical infrastructure failure.

Edward was President (2014/15) and Treasurer (2013/14) of Clare College Graduate Society. He enjoys learning new computational techniques, predominantly using the R statistical language, Matlab or Python.

Selected publications

Oughton, E., Tran, M. and Jones, C. (2016) "Digital communications and information systems." In: Hall, J.W., Tran, M., Hickford, A.J. and Nicholls, R.J. (eds.) The future of national infrastructure: a system-of-systems approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.181-203

Thoung, C., Beaven, R., Zuo, C., Birkin, M., Tyler, P., Crawford-Brown, D., Oughton, E.J. and Kelly, S. (2016) "Future demand for infrastructure services." In: Hall, J.W., Tran, M., Hickford, A.J. and Nicholls, R.J. (eds.) The future of national infrastructure: a system-of-systems approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.31-43

Oughton, E., Tyler, P. and Alderson, D. (2015) "Who's superconnected and who's not? Investment in the UK's information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure." Infrastructure Complexity, 2(1): 6 (DOI: 10.1186/s40551-015-0006-7)

Parker, M., Acland, A., Armstrong, H.J., Bellingham, J.R., Bland, J., Bodmer, H.C., Burall, S. et al (2014) "Identifying the science and technology dimensions of emerging public policy issues through horizon scanning." PLoS ONE, 9(5): e96480 (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096480)

Edward Oughton

Contact Details

Edward J. Oughton
Centre for Risk Studies
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge

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Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

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