Neil D. Shortland Ph.D., Joseph M. Moran Ph.D., and Laurence J. Alison Ph.D.

Neil D. Shortland, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies and an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. His research focuses on the psychological aspects of domestic and international security.

Joseph M. Moran, Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist jointly appointed by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center in Natick, MA, and by Harvard University. His current work, with the U.S. Army, looks at diverse topics in social cognition and decision making. 

Laurence J. Alison, Ph.D., is Chair in Forensic and Investigative Psychology at the University of Liverpool. He focuses on high profile critical and major incidents (from disaster management to terrorism) and his work focuses on risky decisions, decision inertia, human intelligence and interrogation.

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