Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER)

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, based at the University of Cambridge, is dedicated to studying human extinction-level risks and considering mitigating solutions through interdisciplinary research. Current research projects include Managing Extreme Technological Risk, and Extreme Risks and the Global Environment.


Dr SJ Beard

Academic Programme Manager

Haydn Belfield

Academic Project Manager

Jessica Bland

Deputy Director

John Burden

Senior Research Associate

Dr Maurice Chiodo

Research Associate

Dr Charlotte Hammer

Research Affiliate

Dr Freya Jephcott

Senior Research Associate

Dr Luke Kemp

Research Associate

Alexandra Klein

Research Assistant

Martina Kunz

Research Affiliate

Lara Mani

Research Associate

Dr Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh

Executive Director

Dr Catherine Rhodes

Research Affiliate

Dr Jochem Rietveld

Research Associate

Dr Lalitha Sundaram

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Asaf Tzachor

Lead, Food Security and Global Catastrophic Risks Project

Dr Sam Weiss Evans

CRASSH Visiting Fellow

Dr Julius Weitzdörfer

Research Associate

Sarah Woods

Visiting Researcher