Julie Gore

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

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Research interests

Dr Gore is a Chartered Psychologist, Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and member of the Occupational and Organizational Psychology Division. Her research focus is on cognition, Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM) and expertise; eliciting and documenting cognitive expertise in ill-defined, uncertain organisational contexts aiming to explain and accurately capture how people take decisions in thier professional work.  Findings from her research suggest how this often expert/tacit knowledge can be effectively used to improve the quality of decision making for individuals and organisations. Her work has captured the cognitive decision making processes of professionals in management, health, engineering, the military, day trading, and aviation. Her work has also explored the psychology of the decision making associated with executive reward, resulting in new theoretical insights in Behavioural Agency Theory.  Dr Gore's work has been funded by the ESRC, EPSRC, Dstl and UK Government.

Dr Gore is a nominated  ESRC Peer-Review College Member,  former elected Member of Council for the British Academy of Management, former editorial board member of Frontiers in Organizational Psychology.  She currently serves as a member of the editorial boards of the British Journal of Management,  and is Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Julie is Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research and, since joining Bath in 2015, with colleageus across the University, a key member of the Scientific organising committee for Bath's annual interdisciplinary Qualitative Research Symposium.   

Research interests

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


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Willing to supervise doctoral students

Dr Gore is happy to supervise Doctoral (PhD and DBA) students on projects within her research interests. She uses a range of research methods in her own work related to the behavioural sciences with a focus upon Cognitive Task Analysis.

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Psychology Phd, Oxford Brookes University

Award Date: 7 Jun 1997

External positions

Peer Review College Member, Economic and Social Research Council

Expert Fellow, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

External Examiner, London School of Economics

External Examiner, University of Oxford


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