I am a Chartered Fire Engineer and Associate Director at Arup, where I am the European Skills Network Leader for Fire with over 17 years experience in the Fire Engineering Industry. I lead Arup Field Research which lead to the publication of “A Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlement” which provides a structured way of approaching the challenge of Fire Safety in Informal Settlements (published 2018). I also co-authored Arup’s recently published “Carebox Low Resource Guide” which provides fire safety guidance for healthcare facilities in low resource settings, such as Camps & Informal Settlements (published 2020).

I have a strong focus on working to advance fire safety in low resource settings supporting humanitarian and development actors in achieving risk reduction objectives in camps and informal settlements. I am also committed to enhancing quality in large infrastructural projects globally with the aim of implementing fire safety upgrades which will have a positive impact for generations to come.