Jim is the Director of RISC Authority and Technical Director of the Fire Protection Association (FPA).
In 1991 Jim undertook a post-doctorate study at the Fire Research Station “Extinction of fires by fine water sprays in confined spaces”. Between 1992 and 1994 he then worked at South Bank University London as Lecturer in Chemical Engineering & Fire Safety Engineering, and Active Fire Research Group Manager in the Division of Chemical Engineering.
From 2002 to the present day, Jim has been at the FPA, where he continues to undertake research in to fire protection, with particular emphasis on risk avoidance, reduction and management. Jim has worked extensively with the ABI, major insurers, the MoD and other clients developing the next generation of fire safety management strategy, equipment and policies.