Chair in Forensic Psychology, University of Liverpool
Professor Laurence Alison is Director of the Centre for Critical and Major Incident Psychology at the University of Liverpool. His principal research interests are decision making in critical incidents – and specifically decision inertia and immersive simulation based learning. He leads the CREST project on ‘An Exploratory Study Of Expertise And Inertia In Emergency Service Responses In A Counter-Terrorism Live Exercise‘. This project examines police and emergency service response during a counter terrorism live exercise, with a specific focus on expertise, team decision making, and decision command-level inertia. Data was gathered through interviews and observations during a live exercise carried out by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) in September 2016.