Mind Over Matter

Professor Chris Kemp

Professor Kemp is known throughout the world for his work on the management of crowds and his ceaseless endeavour to make events safer. His articles are widely publicised in the major music magazines and national press in a range of countries and he is at the forefront or work in the development of a safer concert environment. As a key member of Yourope Event Safety Group (YES) Chris has been asked to speak on many occasions across the globe on aspects of crowd safety. He has addressed the House of Commons Select Committee for Olympic Security on the merits of training for the 2012 Olympic Games as well as the Royal Society of Medicine. Chris was employed by the HSE as their crowd expert for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Having worked in the music industry as a promoter and venue manager for over a decade before entering academia, he has a wide range of practical knowledge as well as an academic underpinning to his work.

Much of the work currently taking place spans the globe including the USA, Australia, South America and across Europe. The majority of MOM’s work focuses on three main aspects: the development and delivery of bespoke courses for major festivals, venues and events companies; consultancy projects most of which focus on unusual issues and problems; and leadership and management for a range of clients.

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