Our Aotearoa NZ Catastrophe Resilience Project (NZCat) runs Nov 2022 – Nov 2023.
Adapt Research performs independent and bespoke research. We aim to deliver high-quality evidence that informs strategic questions about health, technology and global catastrophic risk.
We specialise in producing evidence-based resources, reports, and research papers and have a strong record managing and executing the research process from planning to publication.
Our research director Matt is a medically qualified senior researcher with a PhD in philosophy.
We’re particularly interested in work on island refuges for mitigating catastrophic risks and the process of national risk assessment. A current major project examines New Zealand’s resilience to nuclear winter-type scenarios.
Subscribe to our blog on health, technology and catastrophic risk.
Watch Matt’s lightning talk on National Risk Assessment at the 2022 Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk here (7 min), or listen to Matt interviewed about nuclear winter on Radio NZ (23 min).
See Matt’s peer reviewed publications here (h-index 19, i10-index 30).
Clients & funding support include:
- Effective Altruism Long-term Future Fund
- University of Oxford Future of Humanity Institute
- AI Forum New Zealand
- A Wellington-based public health physician
- The Health Quality and Safety Commission
- Health Outcomes Associates
- Inferscience Clinical Decision Support
- The Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-effectiveness Programme
- The National Health Committee
Media reports about our work:
- Island resilience abrupt sunlight reducing scenarios (The Guardian)
- Island resilience global catastrophes (NZ Herald)
- Nuclear war and resilience (Radio NZ, 23 min)
- Eradication of COVID-19 (Medscape – video 5min)
- Eradication of COVID-19 (NZ Herald)
- UK COVID-19 response (The Guardian)
- COVID-19 and Google mobility data (Radio New Zealand)
- Coronavirus/Covid-19 (Newsweek)
- Catastrophic Risk (Radio New Zealand)
- Catastrophic Risk (Newsweek)
- Cataracts and Falls (TVNZ)
- Cataracts and Falls (ODT)
- Multiple Myeloma (NZ Herald)
- Pharmac funding policy (Radio New Zealand, scroll to bottom)
- Economic analysis of border closure (Stuff)
- Artificial intelligence (Scoop)
- Existential risk (Vice)
- Pandemic threat (Stuff)
- Colorectal cancer screening (TVNZ)
Fill out our contact form, we would love to work with you to improve health and mitigate large-scale risks.