Dr. Shakeel Mahmood is the chairperson of the Department of Geography, Government College University (GCU), Lahore, Pakistan. He has a distinguished academic background, including an MSc in Geography with a Gold Medal distinction, an MSc in geographic information systems, an MPhil in Applied Geomorphology, and a Ph.D. in Geography. Dr. Mahmood leads the Disaster Risk Modelling & Climate Change Research Group and actively participates in the GCU Press and the Disaster Risk Management Society. His significant contributions to the field have earned him recognition as an Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Young Scientist by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). With more than fifty research articles published in international journals, Dr. Mahmood is a respected author in the academic community. He also serves as a peer reviewer for several international journals and the academic editor of Applied and Environmental Soil Science.