Latest podcast: Extreme decision making

In our latest podcast Dr Sara Waring, Research Director for the University’s Critical and Major Incident Psychology Research Group, discusses how decisions are made in critical and major incidents.

Major events, like a terrorist attack or natural disaster, force the emergency services to make decisions under extreme pressure and often with very little information.

To make matters worse, these scenarios are frequently unique so decision makers do not have experience or protocol to fall back on. Such events make a fascinating focus for research into decision making.

During the podcast Dr Waring talks about the challenge of making smart decisions in the most stressful situations imaginable.

To find out more you can listen to the podcast by following the links below:

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About the podcast

Our podcasts are produced in collaboration with the University of Liverpool online programmes team, hosted by Canadian journalist and producer Neil Morrison, we aim to bring listeners closer to some of our academic experts, authors and innovative thinkers who are affecting positive change in the world today.

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