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Dr Katherine Lamb

Dr Katherine Lamb

Company Director, K Lamb Associates
Dr Katherine Lamb is a respected authority on the training and assessment of incident command and crisis decision making. She received her MSc from the University of Oxford and her doctorate at the University of London. She worked as an accomplished researcher before joining the Fire Service in 2004. During her Fire Service career, she served in Birmingham, Manchester and Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Services, where she held many operational roles, including Station Manager within the incident command training team. In 2015, she established Effective Command, a charitable organisation which develops the concept of the thinking commander, someone who has the capacity to deal with the unexpected. This development tool is accredited by several professional bodies and academic institutions and is used to train and assess incident command competence and crisis decision making. It is widely used throughout the international emergency response community for the training of crisis decision makers.