Dr Tom Reader


Associate Professor in Organisational Psychology

Tom Reader

Dr Tom Reader is an expert on the relationship between psychology and organisational risk management. More specifically, his work focuses on the investigation of organisational and safety culture, risk monitoring, decision-making, and institutional learning.

Dr Reader has published in leading outlets in the field of organisational psychology and risk (e.g. Risk Analysis, Human Factors, Human Relations, Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, Ergonomics, BMJ: Quality and Safety).

Dr Reader has been awarded over £1m of research funding and has provided consulting services to clients in the following sectors: health care, aviation, financial services, energy, rail, and government.


Expertise: decision-making; human error; leadership; non-technical skills; oil and gas; organisational culture; patient safety; safety; situation awareness; team mental models; teamwork