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All of our research are based around our two PhD's -

Baigent, D. (2001) One more last working class hero: a cultural audit of the UK Fire Service,Thesis for Phd Anglia Ruskin University (adapted) with footnotes or alternatively with endnotes, Cambridge: Fitting-in Available

O'Connor, S. (2017). The career, role and occupational identity of watch managers within the modernising agenda of the UK Fire and Rescue Service. SPSSR, Kent. PhD.

 

Baigent, D. (2017). "Grenfell and the swinging of the pendulum." FIRE(Otober 2017).

Baigent, D. (2016). Institutional patriarchy, auto-critique and resilience - a comparative gaze. in Masculinities, Gender Eqality and Crisis Management. M. a. M. Ericson, U. Oxford, Routledge.

Baigent, D. (2016). Resisting and accommodating the masculinist gender regime in firefighting. in Men, Masculinities and Disaster. B. P. Elaine Enarson. Oxford, Routledge: 175-185. 

Tonner (2014) Have changes to UK fire Investigation process affected Fire Services? What affect (if any) has the closure of the Forensic Science Service had to Fire Investigation across the UK? (2015)

FireFit Enhancing the Health, Fitness and Performance of UK Firefighters: an Interim Report Dr AG Siddall, Dr M Standage, Dr KA Stokes and Dr JLJ Bilzon Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY March 2014 

Baigent, D. (2014). "A sociologist’s view of the ‘Fire Fit’." FIRE OCTOBER 2014

Aaron Murphy (2014) The public's perception of the modern day Fire and Rescue Service. 

Baigent, D with Brunzell, L and Granqvist, L. (2012) ‘En brandstation för alla’', Fire July/August. Contact us for a copy of this work

Baigent, D. and O'Connor, S. (2011) 'Fire and Rescue Services: going the extra mile', Cambridge: Local Government Group. Contact us for a copy of this work

Roberts, H. (2010) ‘Speak up, Speak Out’. The Lived Experiences of Female Firefighters who are also Trade Union Representatives’ dissertation submitted in part requirement of MA in Research Methods, Department of Social Policy Durham University.

Ericson, M (2011) Up Close. Masculinity, Intimacy and Community in Firefighters? Work Teams, dissertation submitted in part requirement for PhD Department of Sociology, University of Gothen-burg. Written in Swedish, summary in English.

McGhee, J. (2011). What impact has the organisation of women's groups in the Fire Brigades Union had on the participation of women, the culture and the effectiveness of the organisation? Thesis in support of successful MA, London: London Metropolitan University. 

Kavanagh, G. (2011) Defining the Role of the Fire Gold Commander, Dissertation submitted in part requirement for the degree of MA in Integrated Emergency Management of the University of Bradford, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Hyde (2010) Is the Army a suitable place for Women and Femininity? dissertation in support of Public Service BA Honours, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, Cambridge: Fitting-in 

Jacobs (2010) The experience of emergency planning officers, dissertation in support of Public Service BA Honours, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, Cambridge: Fitting-in

D. Smiley (2010) Equality and Positive Action, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Ainge, M. (2010) “Desperately Seeking Susan! ” A critical analysis of gender, culture and leadership in a changing environment, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Baigent, D. 2010 Equality problems in Melbourne, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Baigent, D. (2009) 'On the right path to a truly professional Service?' Fire (July): 40-42 

Moln-Teike, J. (2009) Risk Communications with non Swedish speakers (Swedish)

Moln-Teike, J. (2009) Risk Communications with non Swedish speakers (English)

Baigent and O'Connor. (2009) ReadRight: an action research project to improve student reading (with an aim to add academic learning to their current experiential style), Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in

Callerstig, A., Harrison, K. and Lindholm, K. (2009) Gender and the Rescue Services (Genus och Räddningsjänst) – literature review Cambridge: Fitting-in.

Feather, M (2009) How to further cultural change in East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in order to capitalise on the positive benefits of diversity, Cambridge: Fitting-in.

Catchpole, M. (2009) Modernisation and identity/masculinity in the UK Fire and Rescue Service, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in

Kehoe, K. (2009) Masculinity, Women and the British Army: How societal conceptions of masculinity affect women in the British Army, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in

Lonergon, L. (2009) Did the Firefighters Strike of 2002 Benefit the Fire and Rescue Service, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in

Marsh, J. (2009) New Labour, Modernisation and The Fire And Rescue Service,Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in

Hewitt, B. (2008) Analysing performance by preparing a balanced scorecard ready for implementation by the Mid Suffolk District of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Baigent and O'Connor. (2008). Submission to the C&LG Equality and Diversity Strategy, Cambridge: Fitting-in. 

Baigent (2008) One Decade on: early release of data on harassment of women in the UK Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Baigent, D. (1996) Who rings the bell? A gender study looking at the British Fire Service, its firefighters and equal opportunities, dissertation for BA (hons): Department of Sociology and Politics; ARU Cambridge

Matt Desmond's latest book On the FireLine - read the first chapter free.

Baigent, D. One more last working class hero: a cultural audit of the UK Fire Service,Thesis for Phd Anglia Ruskin University (adapted) with footnotes or alternatively with endnotes, Cambridge: Fitting-in Available

Baigent et al Sunrise Report: training the firefighters of today as the emergency service workers of tomorrow on request 

O'Connor, S. The Individual In The Fire Service: A study of the changing context of the white male heterosexual firefighter in the fire service, exploring gender, culture new forms of institutional control and effects on self-identity, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Jon Fisher. Developing Strategic Capability: The County Fire and Rescue Service is in need of a training strategy, would the model adopted by the County Police give the service a strategy fit for the modernised Fire Service , Dissertation for an MBA Brighton University. Cambridge: Fitting-in

Neighbour, K. Women in the military, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Bryant, R. Climbing the Fire Service Ladder of Success – A Matter of Perceptions, Dissertation for MBA University of Central Lancashire. Cambridge: Fitting-in

Rolph, C Design or Default: An analysis of the role Strategic Human Resource Management plays in modernising the Fire & Rescue Service.Management plays in modernising the Fire & Rescue Service, Dissertation for MA Kingston Business School Kingston University. Cambridge: Fitting-in

Wright, T A comparison of the experiences of lesbians and heterosexual women in a non-traditionally female occupation, the fire service: Cambridge: Fitting-in

Couch, S. The Relevance of Traditional Leadership Paradigms for the Essex Fire and Rescue Service in the 21st Century - Dissertation for Phd Anglia Ruskin University.

Parmah, D. Watch Culture Group Think: a study of the implementation of the EU Equal Treatment Directive in the UK Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Lewis. S. Gender and Firefighter Selection and Recruitment, Melbourne Fire and Rescue Service and Swinburne University, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Lewis. S. Gender and Firefighter Training, Melbourne Fire and Rescue Service and Swinburne University, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Lewis. S. Gender and Firefighting, Melbourne Fire and Rescue Service and Swinburne University, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Johnson, A, Positive action negative effect: study into the negative effects of positive action on minority groups in The British Fire Service

McGuirk, S. Are we serious: a strategic approach to long term equality and diversity in the UK Fire Service. A discussion document,Cambridge: Fitting-in

Caplen, K Women Firefighters: Comparing and contrasting recent employment experiences in the U.K. and the U.S.A, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Baigent et al Sunrise: a national report on initial training,Cambridge: Fitting-in

Baigent, D. (2003) The first fourteen weeks: a cultural audit of initial training in a major training centre

Ericson, M Equality in the Swedish Fire Service, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Cunningham, D How (in) effective smoke detectors may be at waking sleeping children, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Wood, A Sociological Exploration of the Occupational Culture of the Fire Service and Women’s Place Within It" , Cambridge: Fitting-in

Singh, J. Making a Difference: a study of under-representation in UK and USA Fire Services, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Azarang Mirkhah, P. E.  (1998) Challenges Confronting the Application of Performance Based Fire & Life Safety Codes, Thesis for Master of Public Administration University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 

Azarang Mirkhah, P.E. (1998) Preparing For The Performance Based Fire & Life Safety Codes

Azarang Mirkhah, P.E. (1999) At The Dawn Of The New Millennium

Azarang Mirkhah, P.E. (2002) 1947 President's Conference on Fire Prevention 

 

Baigent, D.  (1996)  Who rings the bell?  A gender study looking at the British Fire Service, its firefighters and equal opportunities, dissertation for BA (hons): Department of Sociology and Politics; APU Cambridge,  on request 

 

Baigent, D (2000) A gap worth bridging: a critique of the notion that officer's gain from their experience of having been firefighter's 

 

Baigent, D.  (2001) Papers developed from a doctorial thesis that provides a considerable description of the fire service and which reveals details that have never before been written down.  The main purpose of the thesis is to help the fire service to understand how its structures affect equal opportunities.  One finding is that the fire service is institutionally conservative to the extent that the way officers and firefighters defend their organisation will inevitably prevent attempts to provide a diverse workforce, 

Baigent, D. (2000) amended 2007 What is masculinity? 

 

Bethke, E. (2002) Geographic profiling of Peterborough arson cases of 2000 and 2001: preliminary data analysis and manual crime mapping, dissertation for BA (hons) Department of Forensic Science; APU, Cambridge ,

 

BARBER, G. (2002) What effect does the introduction of a new model of learning into the fire brigade have on the people involved? a reflection

 

Boniwell, R.  BA (Hons) GIFireE DMgt (2001) Expanding equal opportunities into Dorset Fire and Rescue Servicedissertation for DMgt,

 

Bonney, J. MBA BA(Hons) AIFireE MIMgt (1995) What Makes for Effective Performance?

 

Caplen, K (2004) "Women Firefighters: Comparing and contrasting recent employment experiences in the U.K. and the U.S.A"

 

Christian, S. D. (2001) (PhD) A Study to identify the incidence in the United Kingdom of long-term sequelae following exposure to carbon monoxide,   Don Christian is a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster.

 

Christian, S. D. (2002) Recent actions within Europe in respect of the use of chemical flame-retardant,

 

Couch, S. (2002) The Relevance of Traditional Leadership Paradigms for the Essex Fire and Rescue Service in the 21st Century
 

Cox, I.(2001) Role Call: A comparative study of the purpose and role of Station Commanders in England and in Denmark , dissertation for BCC: The FireService College ,

 

Cunningham, T. (2003) And the Children Slept: An Independent Investigative study concerning reports of non-arousal by Children to Activated Smoke Detection Alarms and Related Research

Day, G. MBA  MIFireE (2000) Change Management: a case study of a change programme undertaken by West Sussex Fire Brigade, unpublished dissertation for MBA, University of Brighton ,

 

Day, G.  MBA  MIFireE (2001) Composite materials in modern aircraft: The risk to firefighters,

 

Dowling, D. MEd MIFireE MIMgt (2002) Human Behaviour: Learned Irrelevance,

 

Doyle, J.  Mphil (1996) The management of improved performance in the fire serviceMPhil Thesis, Department of Industrial Technology; University ofBradford

 

Durkin, J.  MSc.  BSc. (hons) (2001)Stress who does it affect, reproduced by kind permission of Fire, 

 

Eady, T. (1995) ‘Mid-Life Crisis’ In Fitness Within The Fire Service Workforce,

 Ericson Mathias from Sweden writes about eqaulity in the Swedish Fire Service www.fitting-in/c/ericson.pdf and www.fitting-in/c/ericson.htm

 

Falconer, D. (1999) Churchill Fellowship. Urban Search and Rescue(this is a large pdf file give it time to download)

Jon Fisher. Developing Strategic Capability: The County Fire and Rescue Service is in need of a training strategy, would the model adopted by the County Police give the service a strategy fit for the modernised Fire Service , Dissertation for an MBA Brighton University.

Howell, M.  MBA MCGI MIFireE  (1994) Women firefighters ‘the inequality gap’dissertation for MBA:  The Business School ; University of Hertfordshire ,

 

Howell, M.  MBA MCGI MIFireE (1996) Fire service culture, asset of burden?, dissertation for BCC: Moreton in Marsh: The Fire Service College ,

 

Jeffs, P (1999) The Winston Churchill Memorial trust NRMA - ACT Road Safety Trust Fellowship 1999 The Management and Transport of Hazardous Materials, (this is a large pdf file give it time to download)

 

Jones, P. (1995) MIFireE Churchill Fellowship Report. Fire Investigation: can the results benefit the community?   (this is a large pdf file give it time to download)

 

Johnson, Alex. (2004) Positive Action Negative Effect: a study into the negatvie effects of positive action on moinority grouops in The British Fire Service.

Jeans, T.  (2001) MA DPhil MInstP CPhys FRSA Visiting Fellow at the Fire Service College provides a note about City and Guilds Awards.

 

Mankkinen, T. (2001) The nature of work and of work communality of Finnish fire fighters undergoing transition,

 

Mankkinen, J. (2001) Firefighters’ Career Planning,

 

Marsden, J. (2000)         BSC      Full Scale Compartment Fire Tests and the Interaction Between Roof and Sidewall Vents

 

Muckett, M. (2000) MBA, MIFireE, MIOSH, DMS (Dist) Mobilising The Community Forging Links, Adding Value: Bringing Volunteers Into The Fire Service To Make Communities Safer, Dissertation For Bcc,  

 

McGuirk, S (2002) Are We Serious A strategic approach to long term equality and diversity in the UK Fire Service. A discussion document 

 

O'Connor, S. (2006) The Individual In The Fire Service; A study of the changing context of the white male heterosexual firefighter in the fire service, exploring gender, culture new forms of institutional control and effects on self-identity, dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

 

Pamah, D. WATCH CULTURE GROUPTHINK: A STUDY OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EU EQUAL TREATMENT DIRECTIVES IN THE UK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

 

Public Service Degree  

Richards, L. (1996) Firefighting- dousing the flames of equality: a study of the social and physical factors affecting the recruitment of women as firefighters, dissertation for BCC: Moreton in Marsh: The Fire Service College

 

Rolph, C.(2005) Design or Default: An analysis of the role Strategic Human Resource Management plays in modernising the Fire & Rescue Service.Management plays in modernising the Fire & Rescue Service, Dissertation for MA Kingston Business School Kingston University. 

 

Rolph, C.  MA (2000) Up the greasy poledissertation for MA: Department of business studies APU,

 

Sargent, V (2002) Cool Guys Who Are Good Guys’: Cultural Representations of Firefighters as Heroes, 

 

Shawcross, V.  MA (2001) Fire safety first - Protecting diverse communities from fire: Address by Valerie Shawcross, Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) LGA Fire Conference - 28 March 2001,

 

Singh J. (2002) MAKING A DIFFERENCE: A Study of Under-Representation in UK and USA Fire Services 

Vinton, B. (2002) Topography Training Within The Fire Service: ‘From Visualisation To Total Recall’

 

 

Wigglesworth, A.  BSc, MBA, GIFireE. (2001) The fire-fighter gender issue as seen on TV: How likely is it that the televised fire fighter will influence viewers to conclude that firefighting is a male occupation? 

 

Wilsher, P (2002) Equal Opportunities, Sexism and the Fire Service:  a critical investigation into under-representation of women within a county fire service, dissertation for BA (hons),  www.fitting-in.com/wilsher.pdf

 

Williams, G.  MIFireE, MIMgt, ChFl, CIETecRI.  Ostrich crisis management doesn’t work - prepare now! www.fitting-in.com/geoffwilliams.htm.

 

Wood, L. (2002) A Sociological Exploration of the Occupational Culture of the Fire Service and Women’s Place Within It, unpublished MSc Sociology by Research; University Of Edinburgh, www.fitting-in.com/wood.htm 

 

Wright, T. (2005) A comparison of the experiences of lesbians and heterosexual women in a non-traditionally female occupation, the fire service: