Below are links to articles I’ve published and articles and websites I have found useful… Please feel free to send me links that you think should be added.


Policy Lessons from Catastrophic Events, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge UniversityReport from multi-stakeholder workshop held at Cambridge University, February 2020
The Grenfell Tower Phase One ReportLink to Phase One Report. It is in four volumes. Directly downloadable from the Inquiry’s website.

Useful Websites

Official website for the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Expert Witness Colin Todd’s updated chronology of events.

Home Office Fire & rescue incident statistics, England, year ending June 2019

MHLG update on remediation work post Grenfell October 2019.

BBC Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast. Daily podcast every day the Inquiry sits.

Comprehensive summary and analysis of key issues related to Grenfell by Martin Stanley former senior civil servant and public sector chief executive.

Martin Stanley former senior civil servant and public sector chief executive summary of Gill Kernick comments

Oxford University Professor Susan Bright Professor edits a blog highlighting Grenfell related issues.


Podcast Gill Kernick recorded for the BBC with Reporters Matthew Price and Kate Lamble. Reflections on learnings 2 years after the fire. June 2019.

Dr Schofield worked for the HSE to implement changes after Piper Alpha, in this paper he explores lessons that could be applied to Piper. March 2019

Here, Gill Kernick and Martin Stanley (Editor, Understanding Regulation) argue that the fire was a terrible failure of government, leadership and regulation and consider how the Inquiry team might best ensure that the widest possible lessons are learned, and its recommendations implemented. September 2017

The following four articles by Inside Housing provide invaluable background to the fire.

Analysis of who signed off the Grenfell style cladding 450 + blocks. March 2019

The forgotten threat. The dangers of flammable window panels and the failures and loopholes in regulations.

The budget and procurement of the refurbishment, failure to listen to residents concerns and the known issue of non-closing doors. August 2018

A detailed analysis of the failure and ambiguity of the building regulations. March 2018

Publications & Reports

Report from multi-disciplinary workshop held in Cambridge, February 2020

Publication by the UK Government outlining risk profile in the Housing Sector. October 2019

Publication by the Fire Brigade Union. Useful historical context around deregulation and failed opportunities to learn. September 2019.

World Fire Statistics: International Association of Fire and Rescue Services. 2019

Report by Inquest reflecting evidence based views from bereaved and families on the response to Grenfell. May 2019

Equality and Human Rights Council Research Report March 2019

Article by Amy Street about the coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox’s call for long term health checks for residents and respondents. 23 November 2018

Flora Cornish from LSE has created a timeline of key events in the response (or lack thereof) to air and soil contamination. Published April 2019

Report by Anna A Stec, Kathryn Dickens, Jessica L.J. Barnes and Clare Bedford. Revealing high levels of toxicity and contamination around the tower . Published March 2019

Open University timeline of some of the key events and opportunities to learn. Published October 2018

Summary of BBC documentary aired in October 2018 detailing the failure to learn from previous fires. Published October 2018

Final Report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety conducted by Dame Judith Hackitt post Grenfell. Published May 2018.

Lakanal House Coroner Verdicts, Reports and letters. Published May 2018.

Broader Interest Articles

The Piper Alpha Inquiry report (conducted by Lord Cullen) which has recently been made freely available. Published November 1990

Report commissioned by the Home Secretary about the experiences of the Hillsborough families to ensure their perspective ‘was not lost’. Published November 2017

Analysis and recommendations of Public Inquiries in the UK. Key finding is that the process for following up on recommendations is inadequate December 2017

White Paper discussing Safety 1 and Safety II. Safety II explores how to relate to safety in todays emergent, complex socio technical systems. 2015

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