Dr. David Rush

Dr. David Rush
Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Dr David Rush is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, with a research focus on fire resilience. In particular his current work focusses on improving the resilience of informal settlements to fire in Cape Town, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya, and improving the multi-hazard resilience of concrete high-rise housing in Istanbul (with the Istanbul Tomorrow’s Cities team). His work has led him to be; a recipient of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s “Recognising Inspiring Scientists and Engineers Award” in 2018; a member of both ISO/TC92/WG13 - Fire safety – Statistical data collection and ISO/TC92/WG14 - Large outdoor fires and the built environment; and he is the Chair of the Structures in Fire Forum in the UK.