PersonnelDr. Robert Brown

Dr. Robert Brown

Dr. Robert Brown


Rob is a professional engineer (naval architecture) with a Ph.D. in Computing and Mathematics from the University of Greenwich in London (human behaviour during passenger ship evacuation. For the past 25 years, Rob’s research has focussed on measurement and modeling of human behaviour and equipment performance for emergency situations at sea, in fires and in the Arctic. Rob has spent thousands of hours conducting field experiments at sea and in the Arctic and has contributed to the development of international regulations and standards that govern passenger ship evacuation; personal protective equipment for helicopter transportation; life-saving appliances in the Arctic; and group and personal survival equipment for the Arctic. Rob is currently co/supervising four Ph.D. and four Master’s students who are examining the performance and usability of personal floatation devices and personal locator beacons; probabilistic modeling of search and rescue in remote regions, evacuation behaviour of naval personnel and the effectiveness of new methods for fire fighter training.

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