Prof. Dr G. Keith Still FIMA FICPEM SFIIRSM FIPM FHEA MAE
Expert Witness - Crowd Risk/Safety
"Salus populi suprema lex esto"Marcus Tullius Cicero Latin "Let the safety of the people be the highest law"
“Prof. Dr. Still’s qualifications are unimpeachable. Once they learned of his involvement as an expert witness in the case my opposing counsel decided they would not take his deposition as it would be nearly impossible to refute his opinions. They also realized that the experts that they had hired had obtained most of their expertise from studying Prof. Dr. Still’s publications and research in the field of crowd safety and crowd risk analysis ....
“... Dr. Still was able to analyse the planning and layout of the concert and determine that the concert promoter had deviated from the life safety plan without notifying the proper authorities. Shortly after receiving Dr. Still’s report the defendants elected to settle the case.”
Expert witness cases (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, crowded space, personal injury (E) NI, UK, Fatalities, police report and analysis (P) Florida, USA, crowd crush, personal injury (2 cases) (P) Texas, USA, crowd crush, fatalities - on going. (P) Northern Ireland, personal injury. Expert Report (D) Isreal, Mass fatalities, Expert Report (D)efence/Defendant, (P)rosecution/Plantiff, (E)xpert advisor, (J)oint expert report
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) 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 (2020 - now) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Member of the Academy of Experts (MAE from Nov 2020)
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 and "Applied Crowd Science" course outline, international applications, and case studies.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).