Tiziana Rossetto is a Professor in Earthquake Engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) at UCL where she co-directs the multi-disciplinary Research Centre, EPICentre, (www.ucl.ac.uk/epicentre). EPICentre was founded by Prof. Rossetto in 2007 with seed funds from a highly competitive UK Research Council Grant called Challenging Engineering (£1M, EPSRC), and has grown to include 16 academics, 35 researchers/PhD students and its own MSc programme. Prof. Rossetto is acknowledged in the earthquake engineering community as an expert in the assessment of the seismic vulnerability of buildings. However, a key aspect of her research is to apply earthquake engineering knowledge to other disciplines and has become recognised as a leader in the field of tsunami engineering, as proven by her award of a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (1.9M Euro) and the 2017 Shah Distinguished Lecture award by Stanford University. By using a multidisciplinary approach Prof. Rossetto’s aim is to develop new science and techniques to holistically evaluate risks from natural hazards and provide guidance for their effective mitigation.