• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 143 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20042020

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Biography

Nigel McConnell is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a Lecturer and member of the Fire Safety Engineering Research Technology (FireSERT) research group at the University of Ulster, working in the area of human behaviour and fire.  His PhD focused on the Neurobehavioural (e.g. cognition and post-fire trauma) effects of exposure to fire toxins such as carbon monoxide and the Psychological impact of being involved in an accidental dwelling fire.Nigel has published work in relation to the pre-movement times and factors influencing behaviour of occupants in 9/11 World Trade centre attacks.  His work on the 9/11 World Trade centre attacks also included researching the behaviours and evacuation experiences of evacuees with self-designated mobility impairments.  His research has focuses on people with mobility impairments in relation to knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in the evacuation of multi-storey buildings.  Nigel has been guest a speaker at international conferences, reviewer for research funding and guest reviewer for reputable international journals in the area of human behaviour in fire.He has had long term collaboration with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and is a member of a human factors in emergency research group organized by the Italian National Fire Corps.Nigel is also an advisor to charities in relation to research strategies and statistical analyses.

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Research Output

  • 143 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Chapter
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  • 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
  • L’Esperienza di una evacuazione non preannunciata durante una rappresentazione teatrale destinata a bambini delle scule primarie

    Translated title of the contribution: The experience of an unexpected evacuation during a theatrical representation intended for children of primary schools Minisini, D., Grimaz, S., McConnell, N. C., Tatano, V. & Zanut, S., 14 Sep 2016, L’ESPERIENZA DI UNA EVACUAZIONE NON PREANNUNCIATA DURANTE UNA RAPPRESENTAZIONE TEATRALE DESTINATA A BAMBINI DELLE SCUOLE PRIMARIE . 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
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  • A STUDY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR DURING EVACUATION OF LICENSED PREMISES

    Boyce, K. & McConnell, N. C., Sep 2015, Unknown Host Publication. UK: Interscience Communications, p. 373-384 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Refuge areas and vertical evacuation of multistorey buildings: the end users' perspectives

    McConnell, N. & Boyce, K., 2015, In : Fire and Materials. 39, 4, p. 396-406 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 1 Examination
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Oral presentation

    LIFE OR DEATH: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN FIRE

    Nigel Mc Connell (Speaker)
    15 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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    The inclusive project for accessibility and security

    Nigel Mc Connell (Speaker)
    16 Jun 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

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