Aston Centre for Research into Safety and Security

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Since 2001, members of the Aston Centre for Research Into Safety and Security (The Aston CRISIS Centre) at Aston Business School have been researching and consulting on safety and security for organisations. Our range of projects have had widespread impact on policy and practice including: the writing of new law, informing high-level policy advisors, working with a wide range of governments on evacuation preparedness, training groups of international emergency managers, transferring research findings to international governments, running a UK seminar network on safety and security.

Given the heightened focus on safety and security (in its broadest sense), the Aston CRISIS Centre has arisen out of the need in government and private organisations for high quality support in preparing their operations and their people for new global challenges. The Aston CRISIS Centre has grown in projects and ambition and continues to work with the world’s governments, bringing policy transformations through evidence-based research.

We have had projects that are funded by friendly governments, the European Commission (Directorate-General: Freedom, Security and Justice) as well as, in the UK; Economic and Social Research Council; Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; Communities and Local Government; Department for Transport, Security and Contingencies Directorate; Health and Safety Executive; HM Nuclear Installations Inspectorate; global and local, public and private organisations. Our most recent project has been Disaster 2.0 ( concerning the role of social media in disaster response, and the potential of semantic web technologies to facilitate inter-organisational collaboration in emergencies.

  1. External panel member

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

  2. Show me the future and open data

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. ICT 2013 – create, connect, grow

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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