Claire Benson

Tuesday, December 3 2019 at 7:30PM

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Claire Benson

What's the talk about?

Dr Claire M Benson is a Fire & Explosion scientist & Safety engineer.  In this talk she will explore the world around us from a fire safety perspective discussing the systems that are designed to keep us safe, and how those systems have broken down under austerity and a de-regulatory agenda.  There are things all around us that we take for granted as safe, but they may not be as safe as we think.  

Based at London South Bank University, Dr Benson has over 10 years’ experience researching and lecturing as part of the Explosion and Fire Research Group.  She has a PhD in chemical engineering, specialising in high pressure oxygen system safety and has conducted research for the London Fire Brigade, Sellafield Ltd and the Ministry of Defence, and collaborated with the British Standards Institution, the Health and Safety Executive, and numerous aerospace and industrial engineering companies.  With a forensic degree background Claire has additionally done work with the London Fire Brigade, and has helped assess car fires for health and safety lessons, and completed projects on how arson data is collected, shared and used.