An expert in the psychology of crowds, John is an Associate who is in great demand. He has worked with professionals in crowd safety management around the world, and his work is widely used in the live events industry.

With an extensive background and exceptional experience in the field of social psychology, Professor John Drury is a well-respected and much-cited expert. His research is widely used by the UK Fire & Rescue service, the Department of Health, Public Health England and many more, contributing to national resilience.

As the Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the School of Psychology, John leads and teaches on several modules of learning there, including Psychology of Crowds, Collective Action and Social Psychology. 

This brief insight into the wealth of knowledge and ability John holds, demonstrates his extensive expertise and confirms why he's the perfect Associate to develop and deliver our comprehensive Crowd Psychology of Crowd Safety Management course. 

In 2018 John was a finalist in the Economic and Social Research Council Impact awards (Public Policy). On top of his research and teaching, John contributes to a number of papers and publications as well as producing his own blog where he posts his most recent thoughts and articles on crowds.

Details of John's research and publications can be found here.



Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of Sussex

PhD in Psychology, University of Exeter

MSc in Psychology Research Methods (Distinction), University of Exeter

BA in Social Psychology (1st Class Hons), University of Sussex



Crowd & Event Safety and Security