1 Research projects
Duncan has attracted research funding in excess of £6.5m. His projects include:
- Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA): Researching the potential involvement of citizens in emergency response to flooding. This £80,000 project sought to understand the role of volunteers.
- European Commission, Exchange of Experts: Supported writing the initial proposal for this 6 country exchange of experts on civil protection and resilience from widespread flooding. Participates in exchanges.
- Economic and Social Research Council: Supporting the development of integrated service delivery to allow the public smoother access to policing in this £220,000 project with a local police force
- Economic and Social Research Council: Previously Principal Investigator for the £2.4m ESRC-funded project which works very closely with a range of West Midlands organizations to have sustainable impact on their performance through Engaging Research for Business Transformation (Erebus).
- European Commission: Previously Principal Investigator for the €1m (Fec), 2-year project called Disaster 2.0: Using Web 2.0 applications and Semantic Technologies to strengthen public resilience to disasters
- European Commission: Principal Investigator for the €660,000 (Fec), 3-year project called Evacuation Responsiveness by Government Organisations (ERGO).
- Nuclear Installations Inspectorate: Two main projects – one on Waste and Source-matter Analysis which developed IAEA guidance for the safe reduction of nuclear waste. The other project on performance assessment.
- National Institute for Health Research: Co-Investigator with academics from with Manchester Business School on a £150,000 project examining research and development needs on emergency planning in healthcare.
- Lincolnshire County Council Emergency Planning: Developing a strategy for ensuring vulnerable populations are prepared for catastrophic floods.
- Economic and Social Research Council: Principal Investigator on an ESRC-funded seminar series on Emergency Response Preparedness in the UK which brings together expert practitioners and academics to discuss the way forward for research and practice on emergency preparedness.
- Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK: Building analytical tools for the 'New Dimension' programme to investigate decontamination of a population and the national allocation of emergency resources. These models have been transferred to Australia's emergency services.
- Department of Communities and Local Government, UK: Appointed to a multi-disciplinary expert panel to provide external peer review and independent challenge to their overall research programme in fire and resilience.
- Department of Communities and Local Government, UK: Analysing the impact on key performance indicators of maintenance schedules for emergency vehicles.
- Nuclear Installation Inspectorate: A range of projects in the nuclear industry including: designing a waste management decision making methodology; engaging stakeholders in the governance of nuclear-related matters; peer reviewing the simulation of nuclear plants/sites.
- Health and Safety Executive: Multi-criteria decision making methodology; identifying and analysing options for waste minimisation.
- Birmingham City Council: Examples of recent projects include: providing services to at-risk constituents; staff performance.
- AstraZeneca: Facilitator working with scientists across Europe and USA on the identification of new investment opportunities.
- Scottish Executive: Engineering user requirements for the development of a new computer-based system.
- Fire Service College: Visiting Lecturer on strategic thinking.
- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory [dstl]: Trainer on critical project thinking
Duncan Shaw is frequently an independent assessor for research councils (ESRC, EPSRC) as well as provides commissioned expert independent reviews for government departments (HSE, Cabinet Office, CLG, DoH), NGOs (RNLI), and is an Expert Reviewer for the European Commission.
He has worked extensively with large and small organisations that are concerned about significant safety and security issues, in particular with governments. For example, Duncan has run research projects with senior officials from governments (or companies) of following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and, of course, numerous national and local government departments in the UK.
Duncan has provided keynote presentations to academic conferences as well as practitioner events, such as to NATO, GmF, GESA, Kerhaus, Office of Nuclear Regulation and the IAEA. He has presented alongside the Secretary of State Ministry of the Interior (Germany); Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (the Netherlands); Minister of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (Germany); an Ambassador of a Royal Family, and numerous senior officials.
Duncan chairs Working Group 6 on Societal Security for the International Standards Organisation. He recently used the findings from his EU research to develop a new international standard on mass evacuation (ISO22315) and is writing another on the role of convergent volunteers during major incidents. For the British Standards Institute, Duncan
is a UK Principal Expert on Societal Security Management and chairs its Working Group on public preparedness.
Duncan also has a strong interest in strategy development and has been a group facilitator in over 100 strategic planning workshops working with the top management teams in the likes of: West Mercia Constabulary; Scottish Ambulance Service; Reliance Security; Group 4; as well as non-CRISIS organisations such as: Argos Direct, Mettis Aerospace, Whitbread, Calor Gas and Severn Trent Water.