Aoife is a leading specialist in people movement and emergency planning with 14 years of experience in simulating human behaviour and pedestrian dynamics. Her expertise in the movement of people and materials spans a variety of sectors, including hospitals, stadia, events, the public realm, and transport systems worldwide.
Aoife leads research projects that advance the safety and security of crowded places, specialising in human behaviour in emergencies and pedestrian movement through security overlays. She has delivered over 50 projects in pedestrian planning and drives innovative technical solutions to address complex safety and security requirements.
Aoife is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, and delivers lectures at several academic institutions. She has presented at over 100 conferences and events and is regularly consulted on national guidance documents.
Aoife holds memberships and committee roles across the industry and in 2023 was awarded an MBE for her services to the COVID-19 response.