Dr. Stafford is a Reader in the Structures section of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. His principle areas of investigation and expertise relate to the fields of Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering. However, he also maintains active research interests in applications of probabilistic methods to engineering applications (Structural Reliability Theory), and applied Structural Dynamics.
Dr. Stafford has a history of interacting with the Reinsurance industry and has helped in the development of earthquake loss models. In particular, he was the first Fellow of the Willis Research Network. His primary area of expertise is within ground-motion modelling and particular upon the characterisation of the variance components within ground-motions. Recently, his research has been focussed upon the move towards the use of partially non-ergodic ground-motion models in hazard and risk analyses.