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Research Fellow, Psychology, Security and Trust, University of Manchester

I am a Research Fellow in Psychology, Security and Trust. My research interests are primarily focused on human behaviour, performance and health under conditions of extreme stress. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the biopsychosocial basis of stress resilience, the role of regulatory flexibility in coping with stress and the experience of individuals transitioning in and out of extreme situations and settings. Much of my research is conducted in natural field environments. I have worked with many different extreme environment populations including expeditioners in desert, polar and mountain environments, Antarctic scientists, space simulation participants, elite military personnel and extreme medics. I have collaborated on projects with colleagues at the European Space Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). Prior to joining the University, I was a Senior Research Scientist at the Ministry of Defence's Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).


  • –present
    Research Associate Psychology, Security and Trust, University of Manchester


  • 2015 
    University of Birmingham, PhD