Steven  Deere

Dr Steven Deere

Lecturer in Evacuation and Circulation Modelling

Key details

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:

Recent publications

Article

Azizpour, Hooshyar , Galea, Edwin R., Erland, Sveinung, Batalden, Bjorn Morten , Deere, Steven , Oltedal, Helle (2022), An experimental analysis of the impact of thermal protective immersion suit and angle of heel on individual walking speeds. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 152: 105621 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105621).

Hulse, Lynn M. , Deere, Steven, Galea, Edwin R. (2021), Fire safety in construction: site evacuation and self-reported worker behaviour. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 145: 105482 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105482).

Deere, Steven , Hui, Xie, Galea, Edwin R., Cooney, David , Lawrence, Peter J. (2020), An evacuation model validation data-set for high-rise construction sites. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 120: 103118 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2020.103118).

Woolley, Anthony , Ewer, John, Lawrence, Peter, Deere, Steven , Travers, Anthony , Whitehouse, Tom , Galea, Edwin Richard (2020), A naval damage incident recoverability toolset: Assessing naval platform recoverability after a fire event. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Ocean Engineering, 207: 107351 ISSN: 0029-8018 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107351) NB Item availability restricted.

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

Galea, Edwin R. , Xie, Hui, Deere, Steven, Cooney, David , Filippidis, Lazaros (2017), Evaluating the effectiveness of an improved active dynamic signage system using full scale evacuation trials. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, 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) NB Item availability restricted.

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

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

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

Conference proceedings

Galea, Edwin R. , Markus, Sauter, Deere, Steven J., Filippidis, Lazaros (2015), Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation response behaviour. Interscience Communications Ltd. In: , , , Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 2015. Interscience Communications Ltd, London , 6 . pp. 351-360 . ISBN: 9780993393303 (doi: ).

Hopkin, C. G. , Galea, E.R., Deere, S.J. (2015), A study of response behaviour in a theatre during a live performance. Interscience Communications Ltd. In: , , , Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 2015. Interscience Communications Ltd, London , 6 . pp. 385-398 . ISBN: 9780993393303 (doi: ).

Monograph

Galea, E. R. , Deere, S., Xie, H., Hulse, L. , Cooney, D. (2019), Construction site evacuation safety: Evacuation strategies for tall construction sites: Research report. IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). In: , , , . IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), Wigston, Leicestershire (doi: https://www.iosh.com/constructionevacuation).

Galea, E. R. , Deere, S., Xie, H., Hulse, L. , Cooney, D. (2019), Construction site evacuation safety: Evacuation strategies for tall construction sites: Research summary. IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). In: , , , . IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), Wigston, Leicestershire (doi: https://www.iosh.com/constructionevacuation).