I have written an article entitled “Is the medium more important than the message? Communicating with disaster affected populations in the Information Age”for the publication France Forum, which was published last month (December 2016). The article (published in French) can be viewed below:
Enrico Ronchi (Lund University), Francisco Nieto Uriz (Lund University), Xavier Criel (Safety Centre Europe) and I have published a paper on the modelling of large-scale evacuation of music festivals in the journal Case Studies in Fire Safety. This is one of the first papers from our EC FP7 funded project CascEff to be published.
The full citation for the paper is:
Ronchi E, Nieto Uriz F, Criel X, Reilly P. (2016) Modelling large-scale evacuation of music festivals. Case Studies in Fire Safety. 5:11-19, DOI: 10.1016/j.csfs.2015.12.002.
This afternoon I will be presenting a paper on the role of social media by citizens and the emergency services during the 2014 UK floods. This will draw on interviews conducted as part of the CascEff project.
The workshop, organised by the Association française pour la prévention des catastrophes naturals (AFPN), focuses on Social Media and Risk Management is taking place in Noisy Champs, Paris.
I am looking to recruit a part-time RA to assist Dr Dima Atanasova and I on the CascEff project. This position will run for the next few months with the successful candidate helping transcribe interview data and develop a project wiki.
Further information on this role (including salary and closing date) can be found here
Dima Atanasova and I are currently working on two work packages as part of the EC FP7 funded project ‘CascEff: Modelling of dependencies and cascading effects for emergency management in crisis situations.’ We will be posting regular updates on the project on Twitter between now and the completion of the tasks in December 2015.
Our research has recently been highlighted in two magazines:
Other speakers at the event included Professor Clive Norris (Sheffield), Professor Kirstie Ball (Open University), Dr Andrew McStay (Bangor) and Dr Vian Bakir (Bangor). Thanks to John Steele and Jo Bates for the invitation and for organising an extremely interesting day – hopefully more to come!