With a degree in law, PhD in medicine and a Masters in risk, crisis and disaster management, Lucy not only brings exceptional academic skills to the EPC, but also a wealth of experience within her field.

A Senior Fellow at the Emergency Planning College, Lucy is a specialist advisor on recovery planning. Her wider training portfolio includes mass fatality planning, legal aspects of emergencies, identifying lessons post-incident, interoperability, and community resilience in practice.

With a particular interest in care and return of personal effects after disaster, she is known for writing and advising internationally on this subject. Her research has included the effectiveness of legislation in the field of emergency management and the human aspects of risk management, insurance and business continuity processes. 

Lucy has developed contingency plans, training programmes and exercises with a number of organisations including airports, airlines, government bodies, charities, universities and policing services. During her career she has supported the response to major incidents including aviation disasters, the Bali Terrorist Attacks and the operations at Brize Norton during the military campaign in Iraq.

She is a member of the Cabinet Office National Risk Assessment Behavioural Science Expert Group and has authored governmental emergency response material as well as the book ‘The Recovery Myth’. Lucy has also contributed to a number of other publications and papers including international guidance on 'Resilience in Higher Education Institutions'. 

Law degree, University of Bristol, MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management, University of Leicester, PhD in Medicine awarded by Lancaster University.