As director of FSEG Ed manages the research activities of 30 full-time psychologists, fire engineers, CFD specialists, computer scientists and mathematicians. His personal research interests include human behaviour in emergency evacuation situations, crowd dynamics, evacuation and crowd dynamics simulation, fire dynamics and CFD fire simulation. His research has applications to the building, aviation, maritime and rail industries. He has extensive experience in designing and running large-scale evacuation experiments to assist in model development and validation. He has successfully evacuated, without incident, many thousands of people, from a variety of enclosures including, large buildings, hospitals, aircraft, trains, passenger ships at sea (the largest with over 2000 passengers), and a large 20 floor construction site in central London.