Inmage - diceWhether a business, a non-profit, or part of the government sector, every organisation has a seemingly endless quantity of information to sift through when planning for the future. To help make sense of it all, Cranfield works alongside partner organisations to provide a prioritised list of the risks and opportunities most important to our clients.

The prioritisation process is tailored specifically to the objectives of each client. We begin by identifying what it is that your organisation cares most about—be it the environment, the economy, your own brand recognition, or something else entirely—and we go from there. We analyse risks and opportunities in terms of what matters to you. This is done in a systematically structured way, offering transparency as well as an opportunity to truly understand how risks and opportunities sit in relation to one another.

Important to our strategic risk and opportunity analyses is the concept of interdependency. We know that hardly anything is as simple as it seems at first glance and that the effects of any event have the potential to create ripples across time, geography, and industry. We seek to understand the network of factors that your organisation relies upon in order to identify the most vulnerable parts. Even the most minor components have the ability to have impact on impact the other factors to which they are connected. It is for this reason that we emphasise the notion of interdependency—we want your organisation to be as prepared as possible for whatever is coming in the future.

In order to learn more about our risk and opportunity analyses as well as how they can benefit your organisation, please do not hesitate to contact Dr George Prpich at

Academic Publications

  • Delgado, J., Pollard, S., Snary, E., Black, E., Prpich, G., Longhurst, P. 2013. A systems approach to the policy-level risk assessment of exotic animal diseases: network model and application to classical Swine Fever. Risk Anal. 33(8):1454-72
  • Prpich, G., Dagonneau, J., Rocks, S.A., Lickorish, F., Pollard, S.J.T. 2013. Scientific commentary: Strategic analysis of environmental policy risks—heat maps, risk futures and the character of environmental harm. Science of The Total Environment. 463–464(1): 442-445.
  • Schiller, F. and Prpich, G. 2013. Learning to organise risk management in organisations. What future for enterprise risk management? J. Risk Res., in press.
  • Skinner, D.J.T., Rocks, S.A., Pollard, S.J.T., Drew, G.H. 2013. Identifying Uncertainty in Environmental Risk Assessments: The Development of a Novel Typology and Its Implications for Risk Characterisation. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. DOI:10.1080/10807039.2013.779899.
  • Skinner, D.J.T., Rocks, S.A., Pollard, S.J.T. 2013. A review of uncertainty in environmental risk: characterising potential natures, locations and levels. Journal of Risk Research. 1-29.
  • Morant, M.P., Prpich, G., Peeler, E., Thrush, M., Rocks, S.A., Pollard, S.J.T. 2013. Assessment of Consequences of Notifiable Fish Disease Incursions in England and Wales. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 19(1): 278-290.
  • Gormley, A.M., Snary, E.L., Rocks, S.A., Pollard, S.J.T. 2013. Impact Assessment of an Independent Agency for Animal Health in England. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 19(4). DOI:10.1080/10807039.2012.708248.
  • Li, J., Davies, G.J., Kendall, G., Soane, E., Bai, R., Rocks, S.A., Pollard, S.J.T. 2012. Evidence and belief in regulatory decisions – Incorporating expected utility into decision modelling. Expert Systems with Applications. 39(10): 8604-8610.
  • Prpich, G., Evans, J., Irving, P., Dagonneau, J., Hutchinson, J., Rocks, S., Black, E. and Pollard, S.J.T. 2011. Character of environmental harms – overcoming implementation challenges with policy makers and regulators, Environmental Science & Technology. 45: 9857–9865.