• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Dr Karen Boyce is a Senior Lecturer in School of the Built Environment and has been a member of FireSERT, working in the area of human behaviour in fire, for 30 years.  Her research interests are primarily on the provision of data and information in relation to the behaviour and movement of occupants during evacuation and her PhD research (1996) focused on the capabilities of people with disabilities to evacuate.High profile projects have included an EPSRC funded investigation into the behaviours of evacuees of World Trade Centre on 9/11. She is the author of over 60 research publications and current Chair of the Programme Committee for the International Symposium Human Behaviour in Fire series.  She was Guest Editor of special editions of Fire and Materials in 2012 and 2015 and is currently a member of  the Advisory Board of Fire and Materials. She recently co-wrote a chapter entitled Engineering Data for the 4th Edition of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers Handbook and was Co-chair of the Planning Committee for the 12th International Association of Fire Safety Science Symposium, 2017.

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 1 Jul 1997

Bachelor, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 1 Jul 1984

External positions

External Examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University

1 Sep 2014 → …


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