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Professor Keith Still

Visiting Professor of Crowd Science

Keith Still

Professor Keith Still

Professor Keith Still is Visiting Professor of Crowd Science and specialises in teaching the principles and applications of Crowd Safety and Crowd Risk Analysis.

From 1999 – 2014, Keith lectured at the UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, developing the principles and applications of crowd science for places of Public Assembly.  He developed and taught Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) degree modules at Bucks New University and was the Visiting Prof of Crowd Science from 2010 to 2014. 

In 2014, he joined the Business and Law School at Manchester Metropolitan University and developed and taught a MSc (Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis) until 2020.

In 2019, he developed and taught an online Minor at Breda University of Applied Science and also runs a Level 3 (Fundamentals of Crowd Safety) and Level 5 (Introduction to Crowd Science) online programmes.

Keith has over 30 years of experience consulting on major events around the world (UK, USA, Australia, Saudi Arabia).  His projects include the crowd management planning for the Royal Wedding (UK 2011), Manchester United and Manchester City Victory Parades (UK 2011), Westfield (UK 2012), Olympic Park (Sydney 2000 and UK 2012), Al-Haram (Saudi Arabia 2000 - 2012), Al Jamarat (Saudi Arabia 2000 - 2005), Texas, USA (SXSW/Austin 6th Street 2010 - 2013), Kendal Torchlight Carnival, UK (2013), Manchester City, Etihad Stadium development (2014), Commonwealth Games (2002, 2014), Canada Day, Ottawa (2018, 2019, 2021).

He has developed several leading crowd simulations systems (including the original Legion crowd modelling software, the Paramics UAF interface, Myriad, Shepard, Dwell modelling, Tawaf and the 3D RTDS tools) and written a book "Introduction to Crowd Science" which covers the last 30 years of teaching the principles and applications of the crowd sciences, modelling, monitoring and managing crowds in the built, and complex spaces.

He is an Expert Witness and specialist in crowd safety, crowd risk analysis and personal injury at events and has worked on cases in the UK, Europe and USA. 

Recent Publications

Still G. K. “Introduction to Crowd Science” (2013). Taylor Francis

Kroll, Still, Neuman, Graham and Griffin "Acute forces required for fatal compression asphyxia: A biomechanical model and historical comparisons” Medicine, Science and the Law. April 2017

Still, Impact – Journal of Operations Research, “Crowd science and crowd counting,” March 2019

Still, Papalexi "Place crowd safety, crowd science? Case studies and application” Journal of Place Management and Development Emerald Publishing Limited 1753-8335