Dr Barbara Lane FREng
Fellow of Fire Engineering, Technology Group leader, Arup

Dr Lane crystalised fire safety engineering as a profession by immersing it in the field of building design and construction. She integrated it with other disciplines by incorporating structural engineering into fire analysis, and driving competence, education, regulation and stakeholder relationships. She was one of the first to study, develop and bring to practice the explicit coupled analysis of structures and fire-generating methods that migrated from science to the mainstream. Before, fire safety engineering was a niche specialist discipline, and now it is a well-accepted mainstream profession.