Ron Mountain

Senior Lecturer in Emergency Planning
Postgraduate Programme Manager in Emergency and Disaster Management

 

School of Energy, Construction and Engineering
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENT AND COMPUTING
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB

 

George Eliot Building
Room: GE509
 
Qualifications:
  • Certificate, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Coventry University
  • Certificate, Environmental Management
  • M.Sc., Government (Public Administration and Public Policy), London School of Economics and Political Science
  • M.E.S., Policy, Planning, and Public Participation, York University, Canada
  • B.A (Hons), Geography, University of Toronto
Research Interests:

  • The Implications of the Civil Contingencies Act for Emergency Intervention in the UK
  • Integrated Emergency Management: multi-agency communication, co-ordination and co-operation
  • Theories of Major Emergency Intervention
  • Assessing Risk versus Vulnerability as a Focus for Emergency Planning and Other Emergency Interventions
  • Emergency Planning under the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999
Selected Outputs:

  • Mountain, R. (2002) 'An Approach to Major Accident and Major Incident Emergency Planning'. Industrial Safety Management 4 (4),22-25
  • Mountain, R. (2001) 'Coventry University's answer to the future of emergency planning'. Industrial Safety Management 3 (4)
  • Mountain, R. (1993) 'A System for Local Authority Management in a Major Emergency'. Disaster Prevention and Management 2 (1)
Research Students:

MSc/MA by research: 3 completions  

Selected Professional Activities:

  • 2005: Preparation of a West Midlands Regional Mass Evacuation Framework for the West Midlands County Emergency Planning and Emergency Planning Managers Group
  • 2007: Designed and delivered a two-day Integrated Emergency Management training course to senior Irish Fire Service officers, for the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Government of Ireland
  • Delivered (with two other members of staff) a one-day multi-agency training exercise to senior emergency services officers, for the Irish Garda, in Galway, Ireland
  • Member of the Emergency Planning Society; sit on National COMAH/Pipelines Steering Group
  • Member of SIESO sit on National Council
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
Teaching:

  • Module leader:
  • 120GED: Introduction to Disasters
  • 225GED: Dealing with Emergencies in the UK
  • 325GED: Concepts and Issues in Emergency Management
  • 253GED: Integrated Emergency Management, Hazards and Risk
  • M35GED: Disaster Theory and Practice
  • M42GED: Integrated Emergency Management, Practice and Issues
Other Responsibilities:

  • MSc Programmes in Disaster Management and Emergency Planning and Management; MBA in Risk and Disaster Management
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