Butler, Philip

Phil Butler
Start date:
October 2015
Research Topic:
Identifying the non-technical skills used by UK Fire and Rescue Service (UK FRS) incident commanders when dealing with emergencies
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Prof Rob Honey
Supervising school:
Ysgol Seicoleg,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Aims to develop a behavioural marker system based on the UK FRS non-technical skills (termed¬†command skills) identified by his earlier research. With the¬†support of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association, a group of subject matter experts will:

  • Determine¬†a suitable means to rate the performance of¬†command skills by incident commanders¬†during training simulations
  • Identify a range of positive and negative¬†behaviours associated with each command skill to develop a behavioural marker system
  • Conduct a preliminary evaluation the behavioural marker system to ensure inter-rater reliability between independent raters is consistent and highly¬†correlates.