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Dr Nicola Power

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour Work, Organisation and Management


Personal Statement

Nikki’s research focuses on the socio-cognitive processes involved in decision-making and teamwork in high-stakes organisations. She is an applied social scientist / organisational psychologist who conducts research with practitioners across a range of high-pressured work environments (e.g., Emergency Services, NHS, Nuclear industry). She has two main strands to her research. First, she conducts research on indecision and decision inertia to understand the psychological processes that underpin choice derailments in crisis situations. Second, she explores the psychology of interoperability to identify ways to promote teamwork in complex multi-team systems. She takes a mixed methods approach to research, adopting quantitative and qualitative techniques including cognitive task analysis, interviewing, observations, and simulations