Prof. Dr. G. Keith Still FIMA FICPEM FIIRSM FIPM FHEA
"Salus populi suprema lex esto"Marcus Tullius Cicero Latin "Let the safety of the people be the highest law"
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Prof. Dr. G. Keith Still - Expert witness experience (D) London, UK. Night club, overcrowding, report and court attendance (P) London Underground, UK. Overcrowding, personal Injury, report and analysis (E) Senate House Committee, USA. Capitol building evacuation, report and testimony (P) New York State USA. Personal injury, report and analysis, court testimony (D) Nottingham, UK. Crowd crush, fatalities, report and analysis (P, J) Birmingham, UK. Crowd crush, personal injury, report and analysis (E) Hillsborough Inquiry, UK. Mass fatalities, technical advisor, report and analysis (P) Duisburg, Germany. Crowd crush, mass fatalities, report and analysis (P) London, UK. Crowd crush, personal injury, report and analysis (P) Chicago, USA. Crowd crush, personal injury, report and analysis, deposition (P) Las Vegas, USA. Crowd incident, personal injury, report and analysis, deposition (17 cases) (D) Memphis, USA. Crowded spaces, personal injury, report and analysis (P) Scotland, UK. Crowd control, personal injury, report and analysis (E) Durham, UK. Night club, fatality, report and analysis (P, J) Victoria, Australia. Crowd crush, personal injury, report and analysis (Falls Festival) (E) Florida, USA, Personal Injury (E) NI, UK, Fatalities (D)efence, (P)rosecution, (E)xpert advisor, (J)oint expert report Legal - letters of reference - click to download a zipped file
Education and professional organisations BSc in Physical Sciences (majoring in Physics) PhD (Crowd Dynamics) Interdisciplinary Mathematics from Warwick University Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its applications. (FIMA) Former visiting Professor of Crowd Science - Bucks New University (2010 - 2016) Regular Visiting Speaker at Easingwold (the UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College 1999 - 2014) Member of Mensa for over 30 years Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (FICPEM) Specialist Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (SFIIRSM) Professor of Crowd Science - Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU 2014 - 2020) Member of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI until Nov 2020) Fellow of the Institute of Place Management (FIPM) Visiting Professor of Crowd Science at the University of Suffolk Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Member of the Academy of Experts (MEA - pending)
Training and courses Developed and delivered modules for the UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College training programs for Crowd Risk Analysis, Crowd Management, Crowd Dynamics, Crowd Science and the crowd elements of Public Safety at Sports Grounds, Public Safety at Festivals and Mass Gatherings and Public Safety in the Complex and Built Environment. Developed and taught modules for a Foundation Degree course, a BA (Honours) degree courses at Bucks New University. Author of “Introduction to Crowd Science” crowd safety in the built and complex environment. Developed and teaches a wide range of crowd safety and risk analysis short courses, taught around the world. Developed the MSc in Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis at Manchester Metropolitan University. Developed and teaches Public Event Commanders course (PEC's) around the world. Note : The PEC's course is mandatory training for all UK Public Event Commanders and is currently delivered in NSW (Australia) and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (Hyderabad, India).
Consulting experience (1989 - 2020)
Sports events Sydney Olympics Beijing Olympic Stadium London Olympics Twickenham (UK) Swedbank Arena Project (Sweden) Commonwealth Games (UK) Millennium Stadium (UK) Wembley Stadium (UK) Football Licensing Authority Concourses (UK) Hong Kong Jockey Club Premier League Persistent Standing (modelling project) Penn State (USA) Everton Fan Zone (UK) Etihad - Manchester City Stadium (UK) Beşiktaş - Vodafone Arena (Turkey) Liverpool Stadium Murrayfield Stadium
Religious festivals Jamarat Bridge, Saudi Arabia (2000 - 2005) Al-Haram, Saudi Arabia (2006 - 2009) Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project bid Saudi Arabia Diwali (Leicester)
Major events Royal Wedding 2011 MCFC and MUFC Victory Parades, Manchester Leicester Caribbean Carnival Glastonbury Music Festival, UK Hampton Court Flower Show Great Manchester Run London New Year Event Aberdeen Hogmanay Mathew Street Festival (Liverpool) Gerrard Street Leg of the Olympic Torch Relay London Gold Standard Modelling London Olympics Penn Stadium (Nebraska v Penn State) Lincoln Christmas Market Birmingham Christmas Market Kendal Torchlight Parade T in the Park (Scotland) Canada Day (Ottawa) Dubai New Year
City centre and retail Paradise Street Development Area, Liverpool Jabal Omar Development (Makkah - Saudi Arabia) Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project bid Saudi Arabia West Kowloon Cultural District Bid Covent Garden Ticket Hall Retail Analysis Westfield, Olympic Park (London) Austin, Texas (SXSW) Lincoln Christmas Market Birmingham Christmas Market Kendal Torchlight Parade Manchester Arena EMAAR - Dubai Mall - UAE Royal Festival Hall (London) Canada Day (Ottawa) Dubai New Year Events Canada Day (Ottawa) Toronto (Metrolinx)
Festivals and street events Glastonbury Festival Chelsea Flower Show Hampton Court Flower Show Great Manchester Run Lincoln Christmas Market London New Year Event Aberdeen Hogmanay – New Year Event Mathew Street Festival (Liverpool) Lewes Fireworks Aberdeen Fireworks Gerrard Street Leg of the Olympic Torch Relay London Gold Standard Modelling (Beijing Torch Relay) Royal Parks (London) Austin, Texas (SXSW) T in the Park Kendal Torchlight Parade Royal Festival Hall (London) Canada Day (Ottawa) Protest March (Manchester - police planning) Dubai New Year
Rail Cubic Transportation Ltd Easingwold training courses (London Underground Limited, British Transport Police), London Olympic 2012 bid Dwell Modelling - Alstom, Porterbrook, Bombardier, Interfleet Wembley Complex Station (Marshalling Study) Chesterfield Railway Station Covent Garden Ticket Hall Retail Analysis Westfield (Olympics Gateway) Dubai Mall (New Year Events) Toronto Metrolinx
Leisure Kuala Lumpur Conference Centre Aquarium Cleethorpes Outdoor Arena Development Manchester Museum NAA (National Arenas Association) Liverpool Arena and Conference Centre Premier League (UK Football) - Safety in Stands (Modelling project) Royal Parks (London) Manchester Arena Royal Festival Hall (London) Dubai Mall - New Year
Evacuation Canary Wharf (London Financial District) Chelsea Flower Show Labour Party Conferences Amsterdam Police Barclays Bank Manchester Sport City Swedbank Arena Concourses AWE Aldermaston (Public Enquiry) Bluewater shopping mall, Westfield (Olympics gateway) Kendal Torchlight Parade Manchester Arena Beşiktaş - Vodafone Arena (Turkey) Dubai Mall - New Year
Courses and Workshops UK Cabinet Office, Emergency Planning College (1999 - 2014) Institute of Leisure & Amenity Management Amsterdam Police Leicester City Council Nottingham City Council N.E. Lincolnshire City Council Norway, Sector Protection Sweden, Crowd Dynamics and Safety at Festival and Mass Gatherings Cleethorpes, Outdoor Arena Development Wembley Stadium Complex Salford City Council Met. Police CO11 Crowd Dynamics Training Liverpool Arena and Conference Centre Australia, Melbourne Police Saudi Arabia, Jeddah (Jamarat Bridge, Mina and the Holy Mosque Al-Haram, Makkah) Windsor - Royal Events USA, Washington DC. (Evacuation Planning) Austin, Texas (SXSW) Portugal, Lisbon (CEPOL) Sussex Police workshop (Olympic Torch Relay) Aberdeen Police/City Council Institute of Licensing (Manchester and Camden workshop) Bristol City Council Edgbaston Cricket Hampden Park Birmingham City Council Lancashire Country Cricket Club Lancaster City Centre Sydney (Police College) Sydney (Premiers Department) Institute of Licensing Manchester Arena ESI - Holland (Phillips Stadium) Australian workshop tour - Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane Sydney Opera House Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (Penrith) Dubai Mall - EMAAR - UAE Tomorrow Land (Belgium) ESI - Utrecht (Holland) Dublin - Fingal County Council Canada - Ottawa and Edmonton USA - NCS4 Melbourne Cricket Ground Royal Festival Hall (London) Dublin (Marathon) Ottawa (Canada Day) Calgary (Stampede) New Zealand (Auckland) Safe Events (Dublin) Belgium (Police Training College) Leicester police (King Power Stadium) Dublin (Fingal County Council - Dublin Marathon) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy UK Football Policing Unit - Croydon Torono (with Sword Security) Dublin (Fingal County Counci - Dublin Marathon) Toronto Metrolinx Edmonton (Commonwealth Stadium), Canada Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (Hyderabad - 2018-2020)