Dr Nigel McConnell
Lecturer in Human Behaviour in Fire
- Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment
- Research Institute
- Built Environment Research Institute
- Jordanstown campus
- +44 28 9036 6646
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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- Evacuation Response Behaviour in Unannounced Evacuation of Licensed PremisesFire and MaterialsDate: (2017)
- A STUDY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR DURING EVACUATION OF LICENSED PREMISESDate: (2015)
- Refuge areas and vertical evacuation of multistorey buildings: the end users' perspectivesFire and MaterialsDate: (2015)
- An investigation into the circumstances surrounding fatal dwelling fires involving very young childrenFire Safety JournalDate: (2013)
- Making the successful transition to university: psychological predictors of first year sports students' academic performance expectationsPerspectives on Pedagogy and PracticeDate: (2013)
- The UK 9/11 evacuation study: Analysis of survivors' recognition and response phase in WTC1Fire Safety JournalDate: (2010)
- The Behaviour and Evacuation Experiences of WTC 9/11 Evacuees with self-designated mobility impairmentsFire Safety JournalDate: (2009)
- An Analysis of the Recognition and Response Behaviours of Evacuees of WTC1 on 9/11Proceedings 4th International Human Behaviour in Fire Symposium, Robinson College Cambridge, UK, 13-15 July 2009Date: (2009)
- Vegetative and minimally conscious state(s) survey: Attitudes of clinical neuropsychologists and speech and language therapists.Disability and RehabilitationDate: (2007)
- Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State Survey: Comparative Analysisof the Views of Clinical Neuropsychologists and Speech and Language TherapistsBrain ImpairmentDate: (2005)