Crowds and Identities: John Drury’s Research Group

Applications and Consultancies

Reports and documents for applications and consultancies. 

Crowd psychology and public behaviour for the Lying-in-State at the Queen’s funeral 

Providing crowd psychology training for Ukrainian diplomats 

Work with SPI-B (behavioural science subgroup of SAGE) during the pandemic 


Evidence to the Commons Science and Technology Committee on CBRN emergencies 

This submission summarises the findings of a three-year programme of desk-based and primary research designed to: investigate public behaviour in relation to CBRN decontamination; identify the casualty management practices (behaviours and forms of communication by responders) that could be changed to improve the efficacy of mass casualty decontamination after CBRN contamination; and develop recommendations for practice based on the findings.

London Assembly 7 July Review Committee Volume 4: follow-up report 

A report on the response to the London bombings of 7th July 2005, with recommendations which were aimed at ensuring the lessons to be learned from the response to the 7th July attacks on London were acted upon. 

Mass psychology of disasters and emergency evacuations

This report was produced to disseminate the findings of a three-year research project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and based at the Psychology Department at the University of Sussex, which looked at the psychology and behaviour of crowds in disasters and mass emergencies. 

Collective joy and the power of the crowd

 "Gathering" was an exhibition of two film works by London-based artist Melanie Manchot, and Fabrica Gallery in Brighton commissioned John Drury and David Novelli to write a piece about crowd psychology to accompany to the two film pieces.

Psychology of crowd safety management 

Current and recent training courses in psychology of crowd safety management.