Dr Calvin Burns
8.32 GRAHAM HILLS
Tel : +44 (0)141 548 4251 (Ext. 4251)
Dr Calvin Burns
Education: BSc (Hons) (Psychology with minor in Economics, McMaster University, Canada), MSc (Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter, UK), PhD (Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK)
Professional Qualifications: Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
Dr. Calvin Burns is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. He conducts research mainly in high-hazard sectors like oil exploration and production, nuclear power generation, healthcare, construction, and the military. His research interests centre around the psychology of risk and trust, and implicit cognition. For example, Calvin has conducted research with oil and construction workers about how their automatically activated attitudes about trust influence their risk-taking and safety behaviours. He has also conducted research to measure how healthcare workers’ risk perceptions and safety attitudes can be used as predictors of organizational safety outcomes. More recently, Calvin has investigated construction workers’ source preferences for risk information and their trust in those sources of risk information. He is currently working on problems of risk communication in cyber-security, and risk perception of visual information in nuclear power. Calvin helped to found an international risk research partnership between the University of Strathclyde and Dalhousie University (Canada) which has attracted in excess of £500 000 in the past three years.