Ron Mountain

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


School of Energy, Construction and Engineering
Coventry University
Priory Street


George Eliot Building
Room: GE509
  • 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

  • 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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University of the year shortlisted
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