The third national lockdown began early January 2021 and started to ease on 8th March when schools and limited outdoor social contact resumed. Police-recorded crime rates per 10,000 population (in orange) are here compared to expected rates (black lines, with confidence intervals in grey). Crime effects in January and February 2021 were similar to first lockdown (Apr-Jun 2020) but with notable differences. Acquisitive crime except bike theft fell sharply but began to increase in March....
The Education Report discusses the current status of education and training of fire safety engineers; as well as the competencies which are expected of a fire safety engineering professional
The Methods Report takes a closer look at international guidelines and methods currently used for Fire Safety Engineering and considers where fundamental change is needed for Australia
Blog posting on how Covid-19 affects the lives of migrants in India.
The Professional Development Report addresses the resource and skill constraints hindering the full professionalisation of fire safety engineering, in order to one day achieve a sustainable provision of fire safety engineering professionals.
Blog posting on urban development and speed.
Autobiography, Free Energy Principle, Autism, Education, Childhood
Ausbeutung von Bergbauressourcen im Umland von Los Castillejos de Alcorrín (Manilva, Málaga) (Ende 9. und 8. Jh. v. Chr.) : ein VorberichtMartina Renzi & Michael Bode
Madrider Mitteilungen, 57 (2016)
The Roles Report explores the future role, competencies, education, accreditation, audit and enforcement and regulatory controls for fire safety engineering in Australia
Librarians from a number of UK universities, together with representation from the British Library, have formed the University Theses Online Group to explore the feasibility of an online service for the location and delivery of theses in electronic format. A survey of authors and supervisors of theses has been conducted in order to understand better the way in which theses are used and attitudes towards electronic submission. The Group is encouraged by the support it...
Of woodlice and men: A Bayesian account of cognition, life and consciousness. An interview with Karl Friston.Karl Friston, Martin Fortier & Daniel Friedman
Prof. Karl J. Friston is a scientist who has made fundamental contributions to areas such as functional brain imaging, statistical techniques for dynamical systems, and the Free Energy Principle (FEP). Here, various topics are formally and informally explored. First there are personal, scientific, and mathematical accounts related to the (origins of the) FEP, and how the FEP diverges from the Predictive coding and Bayesian brain hypotheses. Next, there is a discussion of how the FEP...
Internet Connected Toys (IoToys) are becoming increasingly popular among very young children (birth to seven years) within families. Meanwhile, increasingly complex and multipurpose digital devices and IoToys require new attitudes, aptitudes and competences on the part of parents. This qualitative study focused on examining how children interact with IoToys at home and in early childhood education. Data were collected using a multi-method approach over an eight-month period. We conducted interviews with parents and teachers, observed...
This paper is the first of four to explore results from UKERC’s Modelling Hub survey. Focusing on the UK energy modelling landscape, these initial findings detail who hosts and runs models, their methodologies and coverage, and their major outputs.
The Final Report develops a pragmatic plan on a transition from the current state of fire safety engineering and design in Australia, which differs across states and territories in relation to regulation, registration, and other practice controls, to the required regulatory, education, accreditation and registration state which will ensure a full and proper profession for fire safety engineers.
The Accreditation and Regulatory Reform Report sets a plan for how Australia should assess and accredit engineers who seek to practice fire safety design and take responsibility for public safety in their work
The Competencies Report points towards an accreditation framework for professional engineers in fire safety
Fire Safety Engineering: Comparison of FSE Guidance Documents and Assessment Criteria Special ReportAshley Brinson, Peter Johnson, Stephen Kip, Jose Torero, David Lange & Tobias Salomonsson
The Comparison of FSE Guidance Documents and Assessment Criteria Report provides a review of four guidance documents for fire safety engineering to determine their suitability for use in Australia. A commissioned research report for the Australian Building Codes Board