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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 492 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
19982019
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Biography

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

PhD

Bachelor, Queen's University Belfast

External positions

External Examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University

1 Sep 2014 → …

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Research Output 1998 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

A Pre-Evacuation Database for Use in Egress Simulations

Lovreglio, R., Kuligowski, E., Gwynne, S. & Boyce, K. E., 1 Apr 2019, In : Fire Safety Journal. 105, p. 107-128 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

egress
Fires
engineers
safety
Engineers
1 Citation (Scopus)

Engineering Egress Data Considering Pedestrians with Reduced Mobility

Boyce, K. E., Geoerg, P., Gwynne, S., Berchtold, F., Hoffman, A. & Holl, S., 1 Nov 2019, In : Fire and Materials. 43, 7, p. 759-781 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Safety engineering
Fire protection
Fires
Open Access
File
Safety
Equipment and Supplies
Emergency Responders
Health
Firefighters
4 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing Egress Drills: Preparation and Assessment of Evacuee Performance

Boyce, K. E., Gwynne, S., Kuligowski, E., Nilsson, D., Robbins, A., Lovreglio, R., Thomas, J. R. & Roy-Poirier, A., 7 Jul 2017, In : Fire and Materials. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Fires

Evacuation Response Behaviour in Unannounced Evacuation of Licensed Premises

Boyce, K., McConnell, N. & Shields, J., 31 Aug 2017, In : Fire and Materials. NA

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Alcohols
Engineers
Communication

Activities 2011 2019

  • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 2 Membership of board
  • 2 Membership of committee

Fire Safety Knowledge for the Future - Challenges and Opportunities

Karen Boyce (Participant)
23 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

12th International Association Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) Symposium

Karen Boyce (Participant)
12 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

12th International Symposium Fire Safety Science (Event)

Karen Boyce (Chair)
20162017

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Fire and Materials (Academic Journal) (External organisation)

Karen Boyce (Member)
2015 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

6th International Human Behaviour in Fire 2015 symposium (Event)

Karen Boyce (Chair)
2015

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee