FSEG in the world media


News of FSEG activities is frequently covered by the world media. On these pages we have provided links to, or copies of, some of these FSEG related news stories. The list is not intended to be definitive and only includes some of the coverage that has been brought to our attention. Please note some of the older web links may be broken, as these are maintained by third parties we have no control over their currency. 


(A) Electronic Media
(B) Print Media
(C) Archive


A) Electronic Media: back

You can find links to FSEG appearances in the electronic media on the FSEG YouTube channel. The following link will take you to the FSEG media playlist on the FSEG channel:


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B) Print Media: back

[02, 03, 04 Jan 2024] Prof Galea was interviewed by various outlets concerning the JAL A350 crash at Haneda airport. Prof Galea’s comments and interviews were covered in over 450 individual pieces in titles such as the Washington Post, Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Sun, The Star, FT, BBC News online, BBC TV, etc. His comments were covered in over 15 countries and had an estimated (media) reach of over 7 billion people. Examples include:

[03 Nov 2022] Kyunghyang Daily News
‘British expert "It's not a stampede . . . Itaewon tragedy, crowd crush due to lack of management’ https://pknewspapers.com/korea-south/korean/kyunghyang-daily-news.html  

[1 Nov 2022] The Guardian
Crowd crushes: how disasters like Itaewon happen, how can they be prevented, and the ‘stampede’ myth’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/01/how-do-crowd-crushes-happen-stampede-myth-what-happened-in-the-seoul-itaewon-halloween-crush

[31 Oct 2022] The Initium
‘Understanding the ‘crowd’ accident in Itaewon: How did an avoidable tragedy happen?  How to save yourself in a disaster? https://theinitium.com/article/20221101-international-understanding-itaewon-crowd-collapse/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twpost  

[16 June 2022] Inside Housing
Prof Galea wrote an invited article for leading housing industry publication, Inside Housing entitled, ‘The government’s rejection of evacuation plans for disabled residents arises from false premises based on misinformation’.   https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/comment/comment/the-governments-rejection-of-evacuation-plans-for-disabled-residents-arises-from-false-premises-based-on-misinformation-76080  

[21 May 2022] The Spectator
Prof Galea was interviewed concerning the Grenfell Tower fire and his views on whether another high loss of life event could happen again.  ‘Why disabled people will be forced to stay in burning high-rises’, Peter Apps, . https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/why-disabled-people-will-be-forced-to-stay-in-burning-high-rises

[3 Feb 2021] Russian news outlet
FSEG paper on COVID infection probability on aircraft discussed by Russian news outlet. https://lenta.ru/news/2021/02/03/perelet/    

[7 January 2021] Simply Flying
FSEG research on aircraft evacuation was quoted in ‘Simply Flying’ on 7 January 2021.

[18 Dec 2020] Mail on Sunday
FSEG research on COVID-19 infection risks associated with Christmas gatherings was quoted in the Mail on Sunday (18/12/20). https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9070959/HEALTH-NOTES-Happiness-slice-cake-loved-one.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490  

[24 June 2017] New York Times
‘Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety’. Interview with Prof Ed Galea concerning the Grenfell fire.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/world/europe/grenfell-tower-london-fire.html  

[24 June 2017] The Economist
‘Tall buildings are becoming more common. They need not be dangerous. With proper enforcement, fire regulations can keep tower-dwellers safe’. Interview with Prof Ed Galea concerning the Grenfell fire.   https://www.economist.com/news/international/21723821-proper-enforcement-fire-regulations-can-keep-tower-dwellers-safe-tall-buildings-are  (https://econ.st/2yFZXR9)

[19 June 2017] New York Times
‘U.K. Officials Said Material on Tower Was Banned. It Wasn’t’.  Interview with Prof Ed Galea concerning the Grenfell fire. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/19/world/europe/uk-grenfell-tower-london-fire.html (https://nyti.ms/2yzyDnO)

[15 June 2017] BBC Radio 4, Inside Science
Prof Ed Galea was interviewed concerning the Grenfell fire.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tbf4v#play (bbc.in/ed-grenfell)   

[May 2017] Crises Response Magazine
‘Auggmed, the serious game platform’. FSEG AUGGMED project featured in the May issue of the magazine. https://www.facebook.com/notes/fire-safety-engineering-group-fseg/auggmed-featured-in-crises-response-magazine-special-edition/1710943808920852/  

[28 April 2017] BBC Click
FSEG AUGGMED project featured in BBC News' technology programme, CLICK.  The feature also appeared on BBC World News as well as several regional BBC news stations.


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