Dr Rory Hadden




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3.04 Alexander Graham Bell Building

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Fire Safety Engineering
Dr Rory Hadden
Dr Rory Hadden


Rory Hadden is the Rushbrook Lecturer in Fire Investigation. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh he held positons at University of Western Ontario and Imperial College London. 

His research interests include pyrolysis, ignition and flammability of solid fuels with application to the built and natural environments. Rory specialises in experimental work ranging from laboratory scale studies to field scale measurements of fire phenomena with novel sensing methods.

Rory has featured in the BBC FOUR documentary Catching History’s Criminals, the Jeremy Vine Show and the Edinburgh International Science Festival.