Crowds and Identities: John Drury’s Research Group

Archive of news and events

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor John Drury about changes in social identity during COVID-19

Cop26 leaders blame individuals, while supporting a far more destructive system

Roaring 20s: Why club culture could surge this decade

Lockdown one year on: How social media kept us together while lockdown tore us apart

How can psychology help address challenges for the live events industry in 2021?

One year on: How social media kept us together while lockdown tore us apart

100,000 Dead: Blame the government, not the public

Covid-19: The psychology of physical distancing - podcast

Review of the year: Uncovering the science of Covid-19 (part one)

Live events: It's an experience thing

Books about crowds and community for the pandemic

Don't blame public for Covid-19 spread, says UK scientist

Why collective behaviour will get us through the Covid-19 pandemic

What is the truth about panic?

New introduction to Le Bon's 'Crowd psychology'

The psychology of physical distancing

The two psychologies and Coronavirus

John Drury talks about his and Holly Carter’s Impact prize winning research

From Me to We: in an Emergency, Collectivise to Survive

The truth about panic

Don't personalise, collectivise! 

Safe Events (Ireland) Masterclass Psychology of Crowd Safety Management, January 2020

Event Safety Academy Masterclass - Psych of Crowd Safety Management

Check the drains! How a multi-million pound police operation will protect the royal wedding

Using crowd psychology to boost public safety [YouTube video] 

Interview with Health & Safety at work 

ESRC wins international awards for videos of research impact

Professor John Drury shortlisted for prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2018

The secret science that rules crowds

The Open University Psychological Society Annual Day Conference 2018

Crowd psychology in emergencies CPD course

How do you behave in a crowd?

Post-Brexit Politics Seminar 2: New Identities in the Post-Brexit Era

What happens when crowds try to flee for their lives

In disasters like the Great Fire of London, ordinary people are the best emergency service

Disgust attenuated by ingroup relations - Scientific American

What should you do in a terror attack?

Blaming the victims? The tragic crush in Saudi Arabia

Report on the EASP Small Group Meeting: New directions in the social psychology of solidarity

Understanding Hajj crowds could help stop another crush, say psychologists

Here’s how to make the Hajj safer – by better understanding crowd psychology

One-day seminar: Crowd psychology and crowd dynamics

Hajj disaster: Are large crowds inherently dangerous?

London's terror protocols: The plan for the next 7/7 

John Drury wins a Sussex Impact and Research award for Enabling Impact 

Pluralistic Memories Project at University of Lausanne