Julie Gore

Dr, Reader in Organisational Psychology, Associate Editor Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology,

Accepting PhD Students


Personal profile

Research interests

I am very interested in explaining the psychology of how people take decisions in professional contexts and how this often expert/tacit knowledge can be used to improve the quality of these activities for individuals and organisations. My research focus is on managerial cognition and Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM); eliciting and documenting cognitive expertise in ill-defined organisational contexts. This work has captured the cognitive decision making processes of professionals in engineering, the military, day trading, aviation and management.  I have also explored the psychology of the decision making associated with executive reward, resulting in  new developments in behavioural agency theory.  My work has been funded by the ESRC, EPSRC, Dstl and UK Government.

To learn more about NDM  go.bath.ac.uk/ndm13

I am a nominated  ESRC Peer-Review College Member,  former elected Member of Council for the British Academy of Management and also serve as a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Management, Frontiers in Organizational Psychology and I am an Associate Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Willing to supervise PhD

I have supervised PhD and DBA students in the following areas and would welcome applications and inquires in these and associated areas. I have used a range of research methods in my own work related to the behavioural sciences and mainly prefer to use interview methods including Cognitive Task Analysis.

  • The Psychology of Decision Making
  • Naturalistic Decision Making
  • Expertise, Situation Awareness, Sensemaking, Creativity & Intuition
  • Managerial Cognition
  • Behavioural Sciences at work
  • Psychology & Behavioural Economics

Education / Academic qualification

Psychology PhD, Oxford Brookes University

External positions

External Examiner, University of Portsmouth

1 Sep 201430 Sep 2017

External Examiner, Birkbeck College, University of London

1 Aug 201431 Dec 2017

Peer Review College Member, ESRC

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Research Output 1995 2018

Adaptive Skill as The Conditio Sine Qua Non of Expertise

Ward, P., Gore, J., Hutton, R., Conway, G. & Robert, H. 16 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Developing Adaptive Expertise: A Synthesis of Literature and Implications for Training

Hutton, R., Ward, P., Gore, J., Turner, P., Hoffman, R., Leggatt, A. & Conway, G. 20 Jun 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

First Steps: The role of expertise and organizational information in managing patient flow in organizations

Woodward, M., Vasilakis, C. & Gore, J. 20 Jun 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Naturalistic Decision Making and Uncertainty.

Gore, J., Ward, P. & Conway, G. 23 Oct 2017 CREST Security Review, 2017, 6 Autumn, p. 14 - 15 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

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