Ingibjörg Lilja Ómarsdóttir


Ingibjörg Lilja Ómarsdóttir

Ingibjörg Lilja is the project manager for recovery for the Icelandic Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and a doctoral candidate at the department of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Iceland. Her doctoral thesis focuses on community resilience in light of natural disasters. Ingibjörg holds a BA degree in sociology trom the University of Iceland and an MA in work science from the University of Gothenburg. Her fields of specialty at the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management are long-term support for those affected by disasters and building awareness among the general public through education and research. Ingibjörg has also been a long-term Red Cross volunteer providing psychosocial support to victims of serious events.

Eyjafjallajökull eruption 2010 - effect on residents and recovery of the community

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How can volcanic activity affect our daily lives and what support might we need during the aftermath and recovery? The lecture addresses the impact ef the Eyjafjallajökull eruption 2010 on the residents in Austur-Eyjafjöll and Vík í Mýrdal and how families in these two communities managed to deal with the impact of the eruption.The key topic is social support within the communities both formal and informal.