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Professor Pat Tissington FAcSS FCIPD CPsychol
Academic Director: Employability & Skills
As Professor of Organizational Psychology, Pat teaches, researches and consults in the fields of leadership, teams and technology. He joined Warwick from Birkbeck, University of London in 2018 having previously worked at Aston University. He has won research funds of over £2million from UK Research Councils, European Union and European Commission in the area of security, resilience and crisis management. He has held visiting appointments at the Fire Service College, UK Defence Academy and Imperial War Museum. His early career was outside academia and aside from a continuing entrepreneurial streak he has experience as a Sales Director, management consultant and soldier.
Current Research Projects:
He has created an app that empowers students to learn together using their smartphones. It also enables lecturers to create interactive learning experiences in lectures and interact quickly and easily with students. The app is planned to be a spin-out business.
- Medical Leadership
Investigating how leaders emerge from the medical profession including analysis of which specialisms are more (or less) likely to become leaders.
- Patient Safety
A qualitative investigation into the pre-cursors of safe hospital environments. Data collection is under way at two large Intensive Care departments.
- Disaster recovery
An investigation into the ways that communities become resilient led to the creation of a measure of Perceived Community Self-Efficacy. This was presented at the Global Risk Forum at Davos in 2016 and is in press for publication in 2019.
- Tissington, P.A. & Watt, F. (2019) Decision making: inside the mind of the incident commander. In Steptoe-Warren, G. & Evans, T. R. (eds) Applying Occupational Psychology to the Fire Service: Emotion, Risk, and Decision-Making. Coventry, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Watt, F. & Tissington, P.A. (2019) The utility of perceived community efficacy in emergency preparedness. In Steptoe-Warren, G. & Evans, T. R. (eds) Applying Occupational Psychology to the Fire Service: Emotion, Risk, and Decision-Making. Coventry, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Tissington P, Senior C, Weickert M. (2018) Doctors learning by research. PeerJ Preprints, 6:e27188v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.27188v1
- Tissington, P. A. & Hasel, M. (2017) How to Write Successful Business and Management Essays. London: Sage.
- Tissington P, Senior C. (2017) Research Activity and the New Pedagogy: Why carrying out research is essential for effective learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 8. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01838
- Tissington, P.A. (2017) Saving or Creating: Expertise and Subjectivity. American Journal of Bioethics, 17(8), 25-26.
- Tissington, P., Roussos, G., Sharpe, P. and Rimoch, J. (2016). SLAPP: the Social Learning App. London: Birkbeck, University of London.
- Tissington, P.A. & Orthodoxou, C. (2013) Study Skills for Business and Management Students. London: Sage.
- Tissington, P.A. & Senior, C. (2013) Use of social media to enable medical teams to work virtually (and better). The Lancet, 381 (9876), 11.
- Tannahill N., Tissington P., & Senior C. (2012) Video games and higher education: What can “Call of Duty” teach our students? Frontiers in Psychology, 3, DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00210.
- Tissington, P. A. & Senior, C. (2010). Social networks: a learning tool for teams? British Journal of Educational Technology, doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01129.x
- McKinney, R. E., Jr., Shao, L. P. & Tissington, P. A. (2010 October). Reducing dependence on big brother: Higher education looks for innovative funding opportunities. European Journal of Management, 10 (3).
- Le, J. K., Tissington, P. A. & Budhwar, P. S. (2010) To move or not to move: a question of family? International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21 (1), 17-45.
- Davis, A. & Tissington, P. A. (2007) Ergonomics. In S. Clegg and J. R. Bailey, (Eds) International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- van Dick, R., Stierle, C., Govaris, H., Tissington, P. A. & Kodakos, A. (2007) School teachers' well-being and job satisfaction: an analysis across countries and levels of explanation. In J. Lowstedt, P. Larsson, S. Karsten, & R. van Dick (eds.) From intensified work to professional development: A Journey through European Schools. Brussels: P.I.E Peter Land.
- Tissington, P. & Zhou, Q. (2007) Preventing the avalanche - how to offer effective learning support to a large student group without becoming snowed inder. In Higson, H. (ed) Good Practice Guide in Learning and Teaching Vol 4 Quality Unit, Aston Business School: Birmingham, pp. 8-11.
- Fay, D. & Tissington, P.A. (2004) Safety and risks, errors and accidents in different occupations. In C. Spielberger (Ed) Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, pp. 299- 307. New York: Academic Press.