Hugo Romero is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of Universidad de Chile at Santiago. He has been Adjunt Professor at Washington State University, USA, and at the Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. He holds a BA in History and Geography from Universidad de Chile, a Master of Sciences in Agricultural Engineering, Option Land Resources Management in the National College of Agricultural Engineering, Silsoe, U.K., and a Diploma in Geographical Information Systems Applied to the Environment from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) at the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Laussane. He has a Doctorate in Geography and Land Resources Management from the University of Zaragoza, Spain.
His research interests are related mainly to political ecology, regional and urban sustainable development, and climate. He is currently the Head of a Millenium Initiative Research Project, funded by the Chilean Ministry of Economy and Tourism, devoted to the study of the Chilean Natural Disasters and Socio natural vulnerabilities, including recent earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, cold and heat waves, floods and landslides that have affected several Chilean regions and cities.