Professor Chris Kemp is the CEO and owner of Mind over Matter Consultancy. He is a renowned expert in a number of areas spanning a wide range of disciplines such as crowd and safety management, music and venue management, music genre classification and sports development. From past research he has created a number of theoretical models which are used in musicology, business continuity and crowd management.
Professor Kemp is known throughout the world for his work on the management of crowds and his ceaseless endeavour to make events safer, and will be visiting Edinburgh Napier University to present a lecture built around his research.
The lecture will focus on the differing threats to individuals and society from a range of aspects. It will expose our macro environmental weaknesses through an exposition of natural disasters including pandemics, famine, adverse weather conditions and climate change, as well as our micro environmental vulnerabilities through human error, mechanical failure terrorist attack, war, risk, transport malfunctions’ lack of safety at events and many others. The discussion will draw together similarities and differences in the way in which we expose, try to combat and expend our energies on futile and irrational solutions to the inevitable consequences of risk.
This talk will provide an exposition into such disasters and their consequences and ask that burning question, how safe are we?
The lecture will be followed by a networking drinks reception.
Wednesday 27 May 20156 - 8pm (lecture 6 - 7pm)Lindsay Stewart Lecture TheatreCraiglockhart Campus
RSVPThe lecture is free but please register your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org.