Emergency Services: Themes in Planning, Response and Recovery
The Emergency Services: Themes in Planning, Response and Recovery Conference 2014 will bring together academics and practitioners to learn about the latest developments, share research and information and to allow the development of opportunities for promoting and initiating future research in the emergency services and emergency management.
- From: Tuesday 11 November 2014, 12 am
- To: Tuesday 11 November 2014, 12 am
- Location: Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
The Emergency Services: Themes in Planning, Response and Recovery Conference will take place in November 2014 at Nottingham Conference Centre. This conference and networking event brings together academics and practitioners to learn about the latest developments, share research and information and to allow the development of opportunities for promoting and initiating future research in the emergency services and emergency management.
As well as opportunities to share information and network across the broad spectrum of emergency management, the conference will provide a forum for supporting and encouraging both experienced and early career researchers, as well as practitioners involved in practice-focussed research. Non-presenting delegates are also welcome and it is hoped that the audience will include not only academics but also those who work full or part-time within the emergency services, emergency planning, disaster management and allied professions.
The conference organising committee is led by staff within the Emergency Services Research Unit (ESRU) and also includes external practitioners working in the field.
We are delighted to announce the two keynote speakers who will be speaking at Emergency Services: Themes in Planning, Response and Recovery (ES14)
Stephen Regel is Principal Psychotherapist and Director of the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Education, Nottingham University and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham. Since 2002, he has been a visiting therapist/consultant at the Family Trauma Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has over 30 years experience working with trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with his time divided between clinical and academic activities.
Steve has worked extensively with the emergency services, particularly the Police. He has also worked extensively with humanitarian aid organisations including being on the Board of Overseers of the Children and War Foundation and being a consultant to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support. Assessment and training missions for the IFRC have included assignments in Korea, Japan, Estonia, Kenya, Somalia, Russia, Scandinavia, Uganda, Sri Lanka and following the conflict in Georgia. Alongside this work of international importance his work also has a UK focus; for example, through his long involvement with Victim Support, including acting as both an advisor and trainer to their National Homicide Service. In 2013 Steve was appointed an OBE for services to victims of trauma.
David Crundall is Professor of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. He is an expert of interested in investigating skills that emergency service personnel develop over time: such as how police drivers manage high speed pursuit situations; how to reduce motorcycle collisions; and how simulation can be used as a training tool for driver training, emergency event management, and developing situation awareness. He has worked with both Nottingham and Merseyside police services, and has presented his work on two separate occasions to the Blue Light Users conference. He also teaches a specialist course on transport psychology through Cranfield University, which continues to attract emergency service personnel for professional development. He is looking forward to continuing his research with the police through Nottingham Trent University and the Emergency Services Research Unit, and extending his research into applications that would benefit other emergency services.
Call for poster contributions still open
The call for presentation papers for the Emergency Services 2014 Conference closed on Friday 11 July. We would still however, welcome poster presentation proposals until Friday 26 September. Find out more on our flyer
The Emergency Services: Themes in Planning, Response and Recovery Conference 2012 conference report is available to download.
All enquiries about the conference should be directed to Viv Brunsden.
Eyre Award for Excellence in Emergencies Related Research
The Emergency Services Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University is proud to announce the creation of the Eyre Award for Excellence in Emergencies Related Research. The award honours Dr Anne Eyre because of her sustained excellent contributions in areas such as:
- the rights of survivors and the bereaved
- humanitarian assistance post-disaster
- planning and training within the emergency services
- particularly in relation to traumatic exposure
- disaster memorialisation.
As well as the importance of her research and the impact it has made to policy and practice, Dr Eyre has made contributions to the emergency services and related organisations in many other ways; for example:
- establishing courses in emergency management, teaching at the Emergency Planning College and UK Fire Services College
- conducting Government commissioned work
- serving on organisations such as the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists and Disaster Action.
Dr Eyre's contribution to the field of emergencies related research and practice cannot be measured and it is fitting that she was not only the first recipient of this award but that the award should be named in her honour.
The recipient of the Eyre Award will be invited to present the Keynote Address at the biannual conference Emergency Management: Themes in Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery where the award will be presented. The Emergency Services Research Unit is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Eyre Award for Excellence in Emergencies Related Research.
Nominees for this award should have made a significant contribution to emergencies related research through their scholarly writing, as well as their wider research activities and emergency services contributions.
The closing date for nominations for the 2014 Eyre Award was 1 April 2014.
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