Welcome to the first entry of this website. The website, galesfiresafety.com is meant to compile my research activities in one location. While not ‘everything’ I am involved with will be found here, I do believe this platform offers unique advantages for public engagement and accessibility.

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On this website you will find details of my current research projects, a listing of my publications, an updated research blog, and more. I would like to encourage readers to engage in discussions about the topics presented here. I think twitter is an excellent platform for this. Follow me @GalesFireSafety

To supply some content for this website, I have included in this entry pdf links to previous articles I have prepared (other blog entries, recent publications etc.). Below are several entries related to an ongoing project I am conducting on the History of Fire Sciences and Technology (see current research projects for more details);

open access samples

Denver fire tests

18th cent. structural fire testing

Travelling fires paper

I would like to draw attention to the later link. This is an open access copy of one of my recent peer-reviewed communications as a member of the editorial board of Fire Technology. (http://link.springer.com/journal/10694) The paper was largely written in my spare time and provides my views of open access repositories and how they help progress contemporary research. I am a firm believer in open access, so I plan to host some of these articles here after they are accepted for publication as pre-drafts. The original version may be downloaded here; http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-013-0372-3

Above all, I hope the readers following this website find it engaging.