Tiziana Rossetto is a Professor in Earthquake Engineering at University College London, where she founded and co-directs EPICentre, a multidisciplinary centre for the study of buildings, infrastructure and societal resilience to natural hazards. Tiziana’s personal expertise lies in the vulnerability assessment of buildings and infrastructure subjected to earthquakes and tsunami, which she investigates using approaches that span from field work and laboratory experiments to advanced numerical analysis. Her research has been supported by a number of research funders (e.g. EPSRC, NERC, EU, British Academy) and she held an ERC Starting Grant from 2013-18. She has won the 2017 Shah Distinguished Lecture Award and has acted as consultant for several companies in the civil engineering, insurance and development sector. She is on the British Standards committee for the implementation of seismic codes (BS/525/8), is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, is ex-Chair of the UK Society of Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics and has conducted building damage assessments in 6 earthquake and tsunami events.