Dr Steven Deere

Lecturer in Evacuation and Circulation Modelling

Key details

Dr Steven  Deere

Dr Steven Deere

Lecturer in Evacuation and Circulation Modelling


Dr Deere joined the University of Greenwich in 2001, completing his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computing (50:50) in 2004 and moving on to his PhD in the field of maritime evacuation analysis. His PhD involved incorporating human factors analysis into the early stages of the design cycle for a new naval vessel.

Since completing his PhD, Dr Deere has remained within the Fire Safety Engineering Group and worked on a number of EU-funded research projects including SAFEGAURD, FIRE EXIT, BeSeCu, GETAWAY and FIREPROOF.

Dr Deere has worked on several consultancy jobs assessing the evacubility of large passenger vessels and has taught on a number of short courses, training external delegates on the use of the EXODUS software modelling tool. Dr Deere also taught database design to undergraduate students for five years.

Most recently, Dr Deere has been studying the safe evacuation of high-rise construction sites and working with the MoD looking at security-based scenarios.

Recognition

  • Winner of the SFPE UK Chapter Awards 2019 for Best Fire Research Project
  • Medal of Distinction from the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 2013

Research / Scholarly interests

Evacuation simulation of large passenger vessels and buildings.

In particular, looking at response times of people in various environments while undertaking diverse tasks, and also looking at travel speeds of people in different environments.

Key funded projects

EU-funded research projects:

Publications

A selection from over 40 published articles:

Grandison, Angus, Deere, Steven, Lawrence, Peter and Galea, Edwin Richard (2017) The use of confidence intervals to determine convergence of the total evacuation time for stochastic evacuation models. Ocean Engineering, 146. pp. 234-245. ISSN 0029-8018 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.09.047)

Galea, Edwin R., Xie, Hui, Deere, Steven, Cooney, David and Filippidis, Lazaros (2017) Evaluating the effectiveness of an improved active dynamic signage system using full scale evacuation trials. Fire Safety Journal, 91. pp. 908-917. ISSN 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.022)

Galea, E. R., Deere, S. J., Hopkin, C. G. and Xie, H. (2017) Evacuation response behaviour of occupants in a large theatre during a live performance. Fire and Materials, 41 (5). pp. 467-492. ISSN 0308-0501 (Print), 1099-1018 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2424)

Galea, E.R., Xie, H., Deere, S., Cooney, D. and Filippidis, L. (2016) An international survey and full-scale evacuation trial demonstrating the effectiveness of the active dynamic signage system concept. Fire and Materials, 41 (5). pp. 493-513. ISSN 0308-0501 (Print), 1099-1018 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2414)

Galea, Edwin R., Deere, Steven J., Brown, Robert and Filippidis, Lazaros (2014) A validation data-set and suggested validation protocol for ship evacuation models. Fire Safety Science, 11. pp. 1115-1128. ISSN 1817-4299 (doi:https://doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-1115)

Galea, Edwin Richard, Deere, Steven, Brown, Robert and Filippidis, Lazaros (2013) An experimental validation of an evacuation model using data sets generated from two large passenger ships. Journal of Ship Research, 13 (3). pp. 155-170. ISSN 0022-4502 (Print), 1542-0604 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.5957/JOSR.57.3.120037)

Brown, R., Galea, E.R., Deere, S. and Filippidis, L. (2013) Passenger response time data-sets for large passenger ferries and cruise ships derived from sea trials. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 155 (A1). pp. 33-48. ISSN 1479-8751

Galea, Edwin, Lohrmann, Philipp, Brown, Robert, Deere, Steven and Filippidis, Lazaros (2012) Understanding human performance in ship evacuation. Journal of Ocean Technology, 7 (3). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1718-3200

Galea, E.R., Sauter, M., Deere, S. and Filippidis, L. (2011) Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behavior - A Turkish data-set. Fire Safety Journal, 10. pp. 709-722. (doi:https://doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.10-709)

Andrews, D., Casarosa, L., Pawling, R., Galea, E., Deere, S. and Lawrence, P. (2008) Integrating personnel movement simulation into prelimary ship design. Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 150 (1). pp. 19-34. ISSN 1479-8751 (Print), 1740-0716 (Online)

Deere, S.J., Galea, E.R. and Lawrence, P.J. (2007) A systematic methodology to assess the impact of human factors in ship design. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 33 (2). pp. 867-883. ISSN 0307-904X (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2007.12.014)

Galea, Edwin R., Deere, Steven, Sharp, Gary, Filippidis, Lazaros, Lawrence, Peter and Gwynne, Steve (2007) Safety: new model for ship evacuation. The Naval Architect. pp. 8-10. ISSN 0306-0209

Galea, Edwin R., Deere, Steven, Sharp, Gary, Filippidis, Lazaros, Lawrence, Peter and Gwynne, Steve (2007) Recommendations on the nature of the passenger response time distribution to be used in the MSC 1033 assembly time analysis based on data derived from sea trials. International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 149 (A1). pp. 15-29. ISSN 1479-8751

Deere, S., Galea, E.R., Lawrence, P., Filippidis, L. and Gwynne, S. (2006) The impact of the passenger response time distribution on ship evacuation performance. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 148 (1). pp. 35-44. ISSN 1479-8751