Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer is Program Director of the Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program at IIASA. She and her colleagues carry out applied policy research on climate-related catastrophic risk, including risk modeling, risk management and risk governance. Dr. Bayer has published extensively on risk topics including the public understanding of risk, expert-engaged stakeholder processes, plural rationality in risk decisions and policy, and insurance for sharing catastrophic risks. A main interest is bridging between science and policy across societal risk issues.
Dr. Bayer serves on the boards of the Austrian Climate Research Program, the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative and (recently) the European Commission Environment Advisory Committee. Other affiliations include the faculty of Beijing Normal University and the Science Committee of the Chinese Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management. She was a lead author the IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, and review editor of IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.