Steve is joining us from the National Research Council Canada (NRC). He has over 20 years of experience in the area of pedestrian dynamics, human behaviour in fire and evacuation modelling. He has worked for the US / Canadian governments, academic institutes (including Univ. Maryland, Univ. Waterloo and Univ. Greenwich) and in consultancy (e.g. Hughes Associates, US). He has been involved in data collection, model development/application, procedural design, and regulatory development. He has worked in the aviation, maritime, rail and built environments, and has also worked in large-scale disasters (e.g. wildfire incidents). Steve will be our Research Lead, co-ordinating our research and development work and developing links with research and academic institutes.