Keith is the G4S Professor of Crowd Science at Bucks New University (UK) and has consulted on major events for over twenty years. He teaches a wide range of crowd safety courses for event organisers, police, first responders, emergency planners, building control and licensing officers, etc. His courses have run at the UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, Bucks New University and client sites around the world for over a decade.
"This is a must attend course for those making critical event decisions."
Crowd science is a methodical approach to the development of safe and robust crowd management plans. In simple terms crowd science is understanding how, where, when and why crowds arrive, move around and leave events and venues. We focus on modelling techniques and demonstrate how this can be achieved without the need for complex, time consuming computer simulations.
Information, Education, Application
The main objective of this website is to provide background information on crowd modelling for course delegates, students and researchers.
I teach a range of educational programmes focussing on how to develop robust crowd management plans through the application of crowd and event models. Topics include how to avoid overcrowding in public space, how to avoid accidents and incidents, the fundamental causes and prevention of crowd related disasters, how to develop robust crowd management plans. I also teach the principles and applications of real-time decision support tools and methodologies to anticipate crowd risks.
“As a silver/bronze commander in charge of major events in both a large busy city and a football stadium, I feel confident that I can now plan and prepare to ensure a safer ingress, circulation and egress of crowds. Thanks for this course.” UK Police Commander
You will find details of the workshops and support materials on this website along with background details of many international including details of crowd disasters, crowd crazing and crowd risks. I am in the process of loading an eLearning system to this site, to support the University on-line system. An introduction courses will soon be available for mobile devices on iTunes University.
"These courses were invaluable enabling me to illustrate quickly and precisely any issues that arose at the venues we attended and pass on my recommendations to the security team in a manner the was easily understood." Dave Wilkie, Event Safety Officer, U2 360 European Tour
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