Olivia Brown

PhD Student, Lancaster University, and Research Associate, University of Bath

Olivia holds as BSc in Psychology from the University of Liverpool. Following this, she completed an MSc in Investigative and Forensic Psychology, also at the University of Liverpool, with a special focus on creativity and terrorism.

Liv’s research explores group interactions across a range of different contexts. Her CREST funded PhD, at Lancaster University, was centred on understanding how teams are able to work effectively in challenging and extreme environments. As part of this work, she has conducted research in applied and experimental settings, utilising a mixed methods approach to unpack factors that support teamwork under pressure.

In 2020, Liv was successful in gaining a Research Associate post at the University of Bath, exploring the role of digital traces in predicting offline behaviour as part of a CREST funded project. Specifically this project aims to model, predict and validate extreme right wing action by drawing on methods in computational science and social psychology.

Olivia is supervised, for her PhD, by Dr. Nicola Power (Lancaster) and Dr. Emma Barrett (Lancaster Research Fellow)

More from Olivia…

Teamwork in extreme environments: identifying challenges and generating solutions

CREST doctoral researcher Olivia Brown draws on her research to give insights into what enables effective teamwork in different types of extreme environments, including...Read More »

Teams in Extreme Environments

Teams in Extreme Environments: What facilitates effective performance in high-stakes contexts by CREST doctoral researcher Olivia Brown. This poster presents Brown’s doctoral research on...Read More »

Terror attacks: how psychological research can help improve the emergency response

Western society is engaged in what has been referred to as an “arms race” against terrorism. Atrocities are increasingly characterised by novel and low-cost...Read More »

How expedition teams can aid understanding of teamwork in extreme environments

Psychologists are working with professional adventurers to find out how teams cope with a 500-mile Arctic expedition in temperatures of minus 60C. The results...Read More »

Team Decision-Making in Extreme Environments

Team Decision-Making in Extreme Environments by CREST Doctoral Researcher Olivia Brown The poster presents Olivia’s research on decision-making within teams, operating in extreme environments....Read More »

Teamwork in extreme environments

CREST Researcher Olivia Brown looks at how teams function effectively in extreme environments. Teamwork can be difficult at the best of times. Most people...Read More »

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