Wildfire research and its impact on policy, planning and operations; the Swinley Forest fire

  • Mcmorrow, J. (Member of programme committee)
  • Rob Gazzard (Member of programme committee)
  • Rob Stacey (Member of programme committee)
  • Ed Galea (Member of programme committee)
  • Louise Osborn (Member of programme committee)
  • Nick Oxborough (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch


Co-organised a one-day KE event, focussing on research and lessons learned from the high-profile Swinley Forest fire in Berkshire in May 2011, held at the University of Greenwich. The workshop brought together RCUK-funded research to the attention of development planners, emergency planners, Fire Services and land management agencies. I presented a paper, facilitated the afternoon workshop and co-edited the key messages deliverable which was presented to the England and wales Wildfire Forum and at a further workshop at Wildfires 2015 in November.
Period10 Apr 2015
Event typeConference
LocationGreenwich UniversityShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • wildfire
  • forest fire
  • rural-urban interface
  • emergency planning
  • Fire Service
  • forest management
  • community resilience
  • risk assessment
  • stakeholder engagement