Decison making by police firearms officers
This project examined the decision making skills of police firearms officers in relation to shooting a suspect.
High reliability and safety culture in Scottish prisons
Dr Bill Rattray. Email: email@example.com
The context of this PhD thesis was crisis management in the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), with a specific emphasis on incident command of riots where hostages are taken. Incident Command Teams in the SPS are temporary organisations of personnel brought together from different geographical locations to manage complex, difficult crises. The aim, therefore, of the research wasto explore the potential transfer of research findings on high reliability incident command systems to incident command methodology in the SPS.
Work motivation and job stress in Malaysian firefighters
Mohd-Dahlan Malek, School of Psychology, email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel: 01224-273217
This project examinined stress and job satisfaction among fire fighters in Malaysia and UK. Fire fighters are frequently the first emergency personnel at the scene of traffic accident or medical emergency and may be called upon to put out a fire, treat injuries or perform other vital functions. The study assessed job demands, work motivation and coping as predictors of the level of well being and job satisfaction among fire fighters in Malaysia, in order to develop an indigenous model to complement models developed in Western countries and UK. This model was used to help motivate fire fighters in order to maintain their psychological well being. Project sponsored by Malaysian Government and the University Malaysia Sabah.
Crisis and senior incident management in policing: Does personality matter?
There is a considerable lack of scientific research concerning the evaluation of 'crisis' and 'crisis management' in police contexts and on whether personality plays a role. This issue was found to have interesting implications for the selection and development of police officers as incident managers and incident management.