Dundee smoke alarm project in running for award

Dundee University research exploring how a new generation of smoke alarms could save the lives of children has been shortlisted for an award.

A study by Professor Nic Daeid, director of the university’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, and her research student Dave Coss, a fire investigator and watch commander with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, demonstrated that children respond to different smoke alarm tones from adults.

The project is nominated in the Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year category at this year’s Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

The prizes will be presented at an award ceremony in London on June 21.

Ms Daeid said: “I am absolutely delighted that our project has been shortlisted for this award.

“This is a great testament to the work we have carried out using an interdisciplinary approach across the team.”