Focusing on impact
Professor Laurence Alison (University of Liverpool) describes himself as an ‘oddball’ forensic psychologist whose focus is very much on making a difference to people’s lives. His career has seen him work with law enforcement, the military and in major incident debriefs following the Buncefield fire and 7/7 terrorist attacks in London.
Throughout his career Alison said he’s managed to avoid metrics and focused instead on impact. It is a waste of public money, he said, when researchers