Byron, James Wilkinson
Research student, School of Psychology
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The aim of my research is to contribute to the understanding of naturalistic decision making (NDM) in the emergency response environment by examining why and how multi-agency incident command decisions are made in response to a large scale, high impact, 'major incidents’.
I am investigating how decisions are made in response to emergencies using data from national scale multi-agency exercises and training events, 999 calls and detailed debriefs of actual emergency incidents.
Research topics and related papers
I am interested in:
How current hierarchical emergency command structures and the national 'Joint Decision Model’ influence multi-agency decision making
How multi-agency decision making is influenced by situational awareness
The extent to which current training and decision models prepare decision makers for multi-agency emergencies
Lessons identified, that need be implemented, to improve multi-agency decision making
School of Psychology