‘I came into safety by accident’

Dr Patrick Waterson (Loughborough University) meets Professor Andrew Hale from Health and Safety Technology and Management.

How did you get involved with psychology?
I was originally intending to study biology and possibly become a farmer like my father, but I really didn’t like all the rote learning that was involved in that study. I did a half subject experimental psychology at Cambridge and got very interested in it. So I did my final-year specialisation in experimental psychology. I did my student project with Richard Gregory. He was something of an inspiration. After Cambridge I went to


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