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Professor Dianne Parker - personal details

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Professor Dianne Parker

Role: Honorary Professor

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2570

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Biography

Dianne Parker graduated from the Open University in 1987 with BA (First Class Hons) Psychology. In 1988 she joined the University of Manchester's Department of Psychology as a research assistant, receiving a Ph. D in 1992. In 1994 she was appointed to a lectureship in social psychology, and became Professor of Applied Social Psychology in 2003.

Her research focuses on human error and safety, with two particular areas of emphasis: the role of errors and violations in accident/incident causation, and the application of models of social cognition to our understanding of rule-related behaviour.  She has investigated these issues in a range of domains, including driver behaviour, behavioural safety in high-risk organisations and patient safety in healthcare. More recently she has become interested in the assessment and development of organisational safey culture.

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