Dr Nigel McConnell

Lecturer in Human Behaviour in Fire

School/Department
Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 6646
Email
nc.mcconnell@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 27B08
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

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.

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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Making the successful transition to university: psychological predictors of first year sports students' academic performance expectations. / Breslin, Gavin; Liston, Katie/K; McConnell, N C.

In: Perspectives on Pedagogy and Practice, Vol. 4, 06.09.2013, p. 43-56.

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 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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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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Vegetative and minimally conscious state(s) survey: Attitudes of clinical neuropsychologists and speech and language therapists. / Wilson, F.C; Harpur, J; McConnell, N C.

In: Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 29, No. 22, 05.03.2007, p. 1751-1756.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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An Analysis of the Recognition and Response Behaviours of Evacuees of WTC1 on 9/11. / McConnell, NC; Boyce, KE; Shields, TJ.

Proceedings 4th International Human Behaviour in Fire Symposium, Robinson College Cambridge, UK, 13-15 July 2009. Interscience Communications, 2009. p. 659-670.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Neuro-behavioural Outcomes and Incidence of Trauma Following Domestic Fires. / McConnell, N C; Boyce, K E; Shields, T J; Rushe, T M.

Interscience Communications Ltd, 2004. 91 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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Research Opportunities with Dr Nigel McConnell

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