Dr Karen Boyce

Senior Lecturer

School/Department
Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 8703
Email
ke.boyce@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 27B07
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

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 27 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 Editorial Boards of open access journals Fire Science Reviews and Case Studies in Fire Safety and 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 is Co-chair of the Planning Committee for the 12th International Association of Fire Safety Science Symposium.

Experimental studies to investigate merging behaviour in a staircase. / Boyce, Karen; Purser, David A.; Shields, T. Jim.

In: Fire and Materials, Vol. 36, No. 5-6, 08.2012, p. 383-398.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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An investigation into the circumstances surrounding fatal dwelling fires involving very young children. / Harpur, AP; Boyce, KE; McConnell, NC.

In: Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 61, 10.2013, p. 72-82.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Refuge areas and vertical evacuation of multistorey buildings: the end users' perspectives. / McConnell, Nigel; Boyce, Karen.

In: Fire and Materials, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2015, p. 396-406.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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A STUDY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR DURING EVACUATION OF LICENSED PREMISES. / Boyce, Karen; McConnell, N C.

Unknown Host Publication. UK : Interscience Communications, 2015. p. 373-384.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Evacuation Models are Running out of Time. / Thompson, P; Nilsson, D; McGrath, D; Boyce, K.

In: Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 78, 11.2015, p. 251-261.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Safe Evacuation for all - Fact or Fantasy? Past Experiences, current Understanding and future challenges. / Boyce, Karen.

In: Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 91, 07.2017, p. 28-40.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Evacuation Response Behaviour in Unannounced Evacuation of Licensed Premises. / Boyce, Karen; McConnell, Nigel; Shields, Jim.

In: Fire and Materials, Vol. NA, 06.06.2017.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The Behaviour and Evacuation Experiences of WTC 9/11 Evacuees with self-designated mobility impairments. / Shields, TJ; Boyce, KE; McConnell, N C.

In: Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 44, No. 6, 08.2009, p. 881-893.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Recent Developments in Pedestrian Flow Theory and Research in Russia. / Kholshevnikov, VV; Shields, TJ; Boyce, KE; Samoshin, DA.

In: Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2, 02.2008, p. 108-118.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The UK 9/11 evacuation study: Analysis of survivors' recognition and response phase in WTC1. / McConnell, Nigel; Boyce, Karen; Shields, Jim; Galea, Ed; Day, Rachel; Hulse, Lynn.

In: Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 45, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 21-34.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Research Opportunities with Dr Karen Boyce

Title Closing Date  
Human Behavior and Risk Assessment in Fire and Emergencies Funded PhD Opportunity Thursday 26 July 2018 View Details