Dr Anne Eyre is a sociologist specialising in psychosocial aspects of major incidents, emergency planning and disaster management.
Dr Anne Eyre is a sociologist specialising in the psychosocial aspects of major incidents, emergency planning and disaster management.
Anne’s research, advisory and programme management activities focus on the management and support of people, with the aim of ensuring the needs of people are at the heart of contingency planning, emergency response and recovery.
Anne co-ordinated the Tsunami Support Network (2005-6) initiated with the British Red Cross with Governmental support. Following the Manchester Arena terrorist attack (2017), in addition to advising the authorities around aspects of recovery and, sitting on the Memorials Advisory Group, she helped initiate, develop and manage the Manchester Attack Support website and the Manchester Attack Support Group programme across England and Scotland.
Anne presents on the College of Policing’s Multi Agency Gold Incident Command (MAGIC) course and various other senior command, incident management and humanitarian assistance training programmes.
She is also Liaison Officer and has sat on the Executive Board of Disaster Action, a charity whose members all have direct experience of disasters as bereaved people and survivors (www.disasteraction.org.uk).
In her capacity as Vice-Chair of Disaster Action, Anne has assisted in providing advice to those responding to a number of incidents including the London bombings (2005), the Tunisia shootings (2015) and Shoreham air crash in 2015.