Peijun Shi is a member of the Expert Committee under the National Disaster Reduction Committee, which belongs to the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, and he is also a member of the OECD’s High Level Advisory Board on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes.

His research is focused on natural disaster theories and risk management. He has been commissioned to take charge of many related national or ministerial programmes and he has numerous publications. Peijun Shi established the “regional natural disaster system”, which consists of “environment, hazard and society”.