Applied Psychological Sciences

Dr Richard Amlôt is Head of Behavioural Science in the Emergency Response Department at Public Health England (PHE). He leads a team conducting applied research and evaluation for PHE and its partners on operational, behavioural and psychological responses to emergencies and disasters. He has worked closely with university partners to conduct rapid research during public health emergencies, gauging public and professional responses to the 2005 London bombings, polonium 210 incident, major flooding events in the UK, the 2009-10 influenza pandemic and most recently the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He is a member of the Emergency Response Department's on-call response team, and advises a number of central Government working groups including the Cabinet Office's Behavioural Science Expert Group, the Behaviour and Communications subgroup of the Department of Health's Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee and he chairs PHE's Psychosocial and Behavioural Issues advisory subgroup. Dr Amlôt also has significant experience leading multi-partner European Union-funded research projects, and working collaboratively with international partners such as the US and Canadian Governments.