Nicole Paul

Nicole Paul

PhD Student


Hi, I’m Nicole Paul! šŸ‘‹

I’m currently researching household displacement due to disasters at University College London (UCL). My background is in structural engineering and I have over nine years of experience quantifying disaster risks. At the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation, I conducted earthquake risk assessment at the national and regional scales. At Arup, I was focused on the campus and building-specific scales, with an emphasis on modeling recovery after disasters.


  • Global Earthquake Model, 2019-2023
  • Pavia, Italy

  • Arup, Risk and Resilience, 2014-2019
  • San Francisco, CA, USA


  • MSc Structural Engineering, 2015
  • Stanford University

  • BSc Civil Engineering, 2013
  • University of California, Berkeley

Other publications

Global building exposure model for earthquake risk assessment. Earthquake Spectra, 39(4), 2023.
Updates to GEM's Global Seismic Risk Model. In 12NCEE, 2022.
Development of a uniform exposure model for the African continent for use in disaster risk assessment. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 71, 2022.
Impact of exposure spatial resolution on seismic loss estimates in regional portfolios. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 19(14), 2021.