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I have been with the School of Aviation since 2005. I have a BSc(Hons) and a PhD, both in Psychology (Plymouth and Warwick, respectively). Much of my research is in applied aviation psychology (e.g., pilot decision-making), although occasionally I collaborate with researchers on other projects of interest. A large part of my research is experimental and uses primary data, although I also have experience of systematic review methodology (I have been lead author on 3 systematic reviews and supervised several student's systematic reviews).
My research has been featured in the British Psychological Society's Digest and I've been written about in newspapers such as the Independent (UK) and the HR website HRZone; I have also commented in various national and international newspaper articles.
In addition to supervising PhDs (9 completed so far), I have supervised 12 Master’s theses; currently I am supervising 3 PhDs.
I won the College of Business Supervisor's Award (2014) and Massey University's Research Translation Competition (2016).
I am keen to supervise further PhD theses, particularly those in the area of decison making in aviation, an area in which I have several publications. For potential candidates who have a high GPA, there is the possibility of gaining a Massey PhD scholarship.
Andrew has a BSc(Hons) (Plymouth) and a PhD (Warwick) in Psychology. Much of his research is in applied aviation psychology. His research has been featured in the British Psychological Society's Digest and has been mentioned in many media outlets.
He has supervised to completion 9 PhDs and 12 Master’s theses.
Andrew won the College of Business Supervisor's Award (2014) and the Research Translation Competition (2016).
He is an associate editor for The International Journal of Aerospace Psychology and, until it was discontinued, an international editor for FACT.
My primary areas of interest are aviation decision-making, general aviation psychology, underreporting of safety issues, mild-hypoxia.
I am always keen to consider collaborations or postgraduate supervision in these areas.
When time allows, I also conduct research in health, CAM, companion animals studies, and loneliness.
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)
Psychology, Aviation, Systematic Reviews, Decision-making, Research methods, Companion animal studies, Loneliness
Recipient of the College of Business Supervisor's award, 2014.
My style of supervsion will vary according to an individual student's requirements and level of progress. Generally, I am neither highly directive nor completely hands-off; somewhere in between best describes the approach I personally find most comfortable. That said, I will tend slightly more toward being directive in the early and the latter stages of supervison and slightly more towards hands-off in the middle. From postgraduate students, for the most part, I hope to see high levels of self-motivation and a passion for study. I will be the person on stage clapping the loudest when you graudate!
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