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CSRI Lunchtime Seminar: Professor Rob Honey 'Decision Making in the Frontline'

Where: Crime and Security Research Institute, Level 2, Friary House: Crime Meeting Room's 2.13, 2.14

Abstract:

Recent terrorist events in Manchester and London have served to highlight the heroism of frontline responders. The same events reinforce the need to understand decision-making processes in those who are charged with responding to them.  Our recent research, co-produced with a broad range of stakeholders, has provided evidence that helps to identify ways in which decision-making guidance and training could be improved.  The research combines direct observation of real incidents with experimental analysis of simulated incidents.

Bio:

Rob Honey received his BSc in from the University of Sussex and DPhil from the University of York.  After many years as a wandering post-doctoral researcher (funded by the AFRC, BBSRC, MRC and Royal Society) he became a Professor at Cardiff University where he has been based since 1994. His research interests span basic and applied psychology, including recent research on individual and group decision making at emergencies.