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Lynn Hulse

Lynn Hulse

Lynn Hulse

Research Fellow

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities

Dr Lynn Hulse is a psychologist who has worked with the interdisciplinary Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) for more than a decade. Her research - with civilians and emergency services personnel - is ultimately focused on improving safety and security.

Current and past projects cover topics such as construction safety, road safety, fires, terrorist attacks and other emergencies. These projects include:

*Improving Evacuation Safety on Construction Sites - investigating the perceptions and behaviour of workers in a dynamic, hazardous environment in relation to risk and emergency evacuations.

*GATEway - gaining insight into road user (passenger, pedestrian) perceptions of and behaviour around autonomous vehicles.

*GEO-SAFE - identifying human behaviour associated with wildfire evacuation to help inform computer modellers, disaster managers and first responders.

*LIFEBID - working with Kent and other UK fire and rescue services to build a database of survivor accounts of accidental dwelling fires, the type of incident responsible for most fire-related injuries and deaths.

*BeSeCu - cross-cultural study of civilian and first responder behaviour in disasters and other emergency situations in order to better tailor security-related communication, instructions and procedures.

*HEED - investigation of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, collecting survivor accounts to understand occupant response and evacuation behaviour.

Prior to joining FSEG, Dr Hulse worked and studied at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and was a visiting scholar at Simon Fraser University in Canada. She was also a member of a Scottish Executive steering group tasked with producing national guidance on investigative interviews with child witnesses as part of justice system reforms. Her research focused largely on how emotional arousal induced during serious crimes, such as attacks involving weapons, might affect the way a victim/witness perceives, attends to and remembers event details. It also focused on different aspects of memory (e.g. accuracy, completeness, recalling people's actions, recognising the perpetrator from a lineup) and in increasing the ecological validity of studies in this area (e.g. the use of firearms simulators).

Qualifications

PhD in Applied Cognitive/Forensic Psychology
MA(Hons) in Psychology
UCCPD in Forensic Road Collision Investigation

Member of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC)

- Human behavioural responses (emotions, cognitions, actions) to threatening situations

- Eyewitness memory

- Safety in buildings and other settings

- Emergency evacuations

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, , and () . Disasters. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. pp. 62-83. ISSN 0361-3666 ISSN 0361-3666

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, , and () . Journal of Environmental Psychology. Elsevier Ltd.. pp. 10-17. ISSN 0272-4944 ISSN 0272-4944

, , and () . European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Coaction Publishing. pp. 7382-7390. ISSN 2000-8066 ISSN 2000-8066

, and () . Europe’s Journal of Psychology. PsychOpen. pp. 112-138. ISSN 1841-0413 ISSN 1841-0413

, , , and () . Fire and Materials. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.. pp. 501-521. ISSN 0308-0501 ISSN 0308-0501

Browse our research at GALA

, and () . In: Behaviour- Security- Culture Human Behaviour in Emergencies and Disasters: A Cross-Cultural Investigation. Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich, Germany. pp. 46-49. ISBN 9783899678673

, and () . In: Behaviour- Security- Culture Human behaviour in emergencies and disasters: A cross-cultural investigation. Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich, Germany. pp. 50-59. ISBN 9783899678673

, and () . In: Behaviour - Security - Culture Human Behaviour in Emergencies and Disasters: A Cross-Cultural Investigation. Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich, Germany. pp. 11-25. ISBN 9783899678673

Browse our research at GALA

, , , and () . In: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 2015. Interscience Communications Ltd, London. pp. 453-464. ISBN 978-0-9933933-0-3

, , and () . In: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 2015. Interscience Communications Ltd, London. pp. 465-476. ISBN 978-0-9933933-0-3

, , and () . In: Conference Proceedings: Interflam 2013: 13th International Fire Science and Engineering Conference. Interscience Communications, Greenwich, London, UK. pp. 943-954. ISBN 9780955654893

and () . In: 5th International Symposium. Human Behaviour in Fire 2012. Symposium Proceedings. Interscience Communications Ltd, Greenwich, London, UK. pp. 86-97. ISBN 978-0-9556548-8-6

, , , and () . In: Interflam 2010: 12th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference. Interscience Communications, Greenwich, London, UK. pp. 879-892. ISBN 9780954121655

, , , , , , , , and () . In: Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2008. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin / Heidelberg, Germany. pp. 3-24. ISBN 978-3-642-04503-5 (print), 978-3-642-04504-2 (eISBN)

, , , , , and () . In: Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2008. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin / Heidelberg, Germany. pp. 689-695. ISBN 978-3-642-04503-5 (print), 978-3-642-04503-5 (eISBN)

Browse our research at GALA