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Dr Martina Manes PhD

Lecturer in Civil Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering


Personal Statement

Dr Martina Manes is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Liverpool.
Her research includes the investigation of international fire statistics, evaluation of fire risk assessment and optimization of fire resilience. She is a professionally qualified civil engineer in Italy and her research outcomes updated the BS PD 7974-7:2003 fire safety data with current fire statistics of England and the USA. Experience with interdisciplinary teams of experts was built on collaborations between academia and industry, participation in technical steering groups for MHCLG research, consultancy for the NFCC and private companies, and studies with experts in engineering and social sciences. She also participated in the EU FireStat project funded by the European Commission.

- 2020 PhD in Civil Engineering - Fires and Structures, University of Edinburgh
- 2020 PgCert in Academic Practice, University of Edinburgh
- 2016 MSc in Civil Engineering specialised in structures, Politecnico di Torino
- 2013 BSc in Civil Engineering, Universita’ degli Studi di Perugia

Prizes or Honours

  • 10 Top Downloaded Articles 2023 (Fire Technology Journal, 2024)
  • UK SFPE Research Project 2023 Award Runner-Up (UK Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), 2023)
  • Faculty Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Award winner 2022-23 (Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Liverpool, 2023)
  • Covid-19 Engineering Medal (School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 2021)
  • IAFSS Sheldon Tieszen Student Award (IAFSS International FORUM of Fire Research Directors, 2021)

Funded Fellowships

  • John Moyes Lessells Travel Scholarship (Royal Society, 2019)