EXPERT COMMENT: Seoul Halloween crush: understanding the science of crowds could help prevent disasters – here’s how
Large crowds are inevitable, but could understanding the science of crowds help to prevent disasters? In an article written for The Conversation, Martyn Amos, Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses our understanding of crowds after the Seoul Halloween crush.
Research Fellow Bianca Fadel: “The presence of local volunteers is often taken for granted in academic and policy debates.”
The theme of this year’s United Nations’ International Volunteer Day, due to take place on Sunday 5 December, is ‘volunteer now for our common future’ and aims to celebrate the power of volunteerism to help create a better tomorrow.
Northumbria leading global debate on volunteers in conflicts and emergencies
A team of Northumbria University academics are presenting the findings from a joint initiative with the Swedish Red Cross at a global conference in Stockholm, Sweden, this week.