Dr Amy Irwin MA, MPhil, PhD, FHEA
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School of Psychology
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Dr Amy Irwin achieved her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Nottingham in 2008. Following a post-doc position at Nottingham she moved to the University of Aberdeen to take up a research position, this was followed by a move to the role of Teaching Fellow and then Lecturer. She has worked in the field of Applied Psychology for more than ten years and is particularly passionate about conducting research that has a real impact on people and organisations. Her key areas of research interest are in the examination of safety critical skills within high-risk industries (such as aviation, healthcare, agriculture and mountain guiding) and the impact of rudeness at work. She has facilitated the development of several practical tools, including behavioural marker systems, on the basis of her research.
Dr Irwin is co-lead of the Applied Psychology and Human Factors (APHF) group within the School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen. She is also the lead for the NTSAg group which is focused on introducing NTS to agriculture. Both groups focus on engaging stakeholders with research, along with the development of a range of free tools and resources for everyone to access.
Dr Irwin has experience of collaborating directly with industry for the purposes of PhD projects and through consultancy work with multiple industries.
Dr Irwin teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and has developed a range of on-demand online courses exploring Human Factors.