Directory of Aviation and Aerospace Psychologists

The Directory of Aviation and Aerospace Psychologists allows the aviation industry to find potential consultants to assist with their aviation or aerospace psychology needs.

The directory includes Chartered Psychologists who are also HCPC-registered, as required by UK CAA to assist with providing psychological assessment services, and members may also have expertise in other areas of practice (e.g. peer support, clinical remediation, etc).

The society has not checked individuals’ claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context.

Psychologists and AOC holders should refer to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

Directory of Aviation and Aerospace Psychologists

Mr M S Atherton CPsychol CSci AFBPsS

Phone: 07796 138054

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.allaxa.co

Address: 2 Mount View, ENFIELD, Middlesex, EN2 8LF

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Marc is a UK HCPC Registered Occupational Psychologist, and EAAP Registered Aviation Psychologist.

He holds the pan- European EuroPsy accreditation and is accredited with the UK BPS PTC for psychological assessment purposes. He has a background in military and civil aviation covering 3 decades in assessment, training needs analysis and training system solutions.

A Psychological Assessment is a critical element in ensuring that the individual's personality, cognitive and culture fit characteristics, integrated with competency elements of a selection process, provide the degree of confidence in the suitability of an individual to fulfil the duties of an aircraft cockpit crew member or equivalent professional role.

To achieve this end, Marc incorporates aviation specific psychometric tools and norm group comparison data, provided by SymbioticsTM under licence, as a key part of the Psychological Assessment compliance process in responding to EASA 2018/1042, GM.175. Integrating this approach with an appropriate Job Analysis and Policy & Procedure Document ensures not only 2018/1042 (GM.172) Compliance but also ensures that the selection process is optimised for identifying both performance and safety aspects of the individual in the recruiting organisation.

Marc carries appropriate professional indemnity insurance and is registered with the UK ICO for data control and GDPR purposes.

Marc also has a practice background in individual and organisational stress management and is currently the Chair of the RAeS HF Specialist Wellbeing Group.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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London and Home Counties Branch

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HCPC Registered Occupational Psychologist

Mr A J Bekker CPsychol

Phone: +44 7870175963

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.centreforaviationpsychology.com

Address: This psychologist has elected to keep their address private.

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Aedrian is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with UK's HCPC. His area of practice and experience spans the clinical, organisation and aviation fields of psychology.

Aedrian started his career as a clinician in the NHS working in adult mental health. For the past 20 years, Aedrian has focussed on applying (clinical) psychological knowledge and models to workplace settings and has worked with senior leaders and their teams in blue chip companies around the globe. With an expertise in human behaviour in complex organizations, he has worked in heavily regulated, safety critical and customer sensitive industries.

Aedrian leads a team of psychologists and consultants that have designed and delivered award winning psychological interventions that have been credited for their innovation, integrity and user engagement. In British Airways for example, this includes working with over 5000+ flight & cabin crew, engineers and managers in various leadership development initiatives.

Having co-founded the Centre of Aviation Psychology, Aedrian has developed an industry leading expertise in implementing and operating pilot peer support programmes. He has achieved this in over 70+ AOCs, supporting 25 000+ pilots in 8 languages and multiple countries. During the Covid-19 crisis, Aedrian has spoken extensively on the topic of mental well-being in aviation professions and addressed audiences in airlines, airports, ground operators, insurers, NAAs and EASA. He has also edited several articles and resources in response to the pandemic.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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South West of England Branch

Ms J I Benanti CPsychol AFBPsS

Phone: 07523141787

Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Website: http://www.morency.co.uk(link is external)

Address: This psychologist has elected to keep their address private.

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I have a twenty-eight-year experience in working with people from diverse professions with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences and stress at work.

My area of expertise is adult mental health, interpersonal relationships, family issues and alcohol / drug abuse. I worked as a Consultant Psychologist in the NHS in the past but for a number of years now (fourteen) I have worked exclusively in my own business as an independent practitioner. Referrals to me are made by medical insurers, companies or clients can self-refer.

With regard to the Aviation Industry, I have worked over the years (pre-Covid 19) with co-pilots who felt bullied by others in the company, and pilots who had endured near misses and suffered from anxiety and depression. The presentations are usually more complex and include, in addition to the symptoms of anxiety and depression, family problems and / or alcohol abuse as a means of coping. I use cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) or Schema Therapy in cases where the issues are more complex and may need a different approach. I have two very private premises with excellent parking facilities.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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West Midlands Branch

Professor R Bor CPsychol CSci FBPsS

Phone: 020 7941 1800

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.centreforaviationpsychology.com

Address: Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, LONDON NW3 2QG

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S.O.E. Clinical Psychology Diploma (BPS). Also S.O.E. Counselling Psychology Diploma (BPS). S.O.E. Health Psychology Diploma (BPS). UKCP Registered Family Psychotherapist. Expert Witness litigation experience also includes aviation claims (trauma, air rage, fear of flying). Expert Witness professional experience also includes crew & airline passenger behaviour.

Professor Robert Bor is co-director of the Centre for Aviation Psychology and is recognised internationally for his expertise in air crew mental well-being, peer support and pilot selections. He is an HCPC Registered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist. He is also a European Association for Aviation Psychology Certified Aviation Psychologist.

Rob is a Board Member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology, Civilian Psychologist to the Royal Air Force, on the ICAO Mental Health Working Group, Aerospace Medical Association Mental Health Group and European Pilot Peer Support Initiative Committee. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Convenor of the BPS Taskforce in Aviation Psychology. He has published more than 35 textbooks and 200 academic papers and chapters in books, including 3 key textbooks in aviation psychology: Aviation Mental Health (2006), Pilot Mental Health Assessment and Support (2017), and Pilot Selection (2020). He received the highest award in aviation in 2017, an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and is listed on the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Wall of Honor in Washington D.C. He a Liveryman of the Honorary Company of Air Pilots and also holds the Freedom of the City of London.

Rob is a Churchill Fellow and together with the AsMA Mental Health Group has recently received the Boothby-Edwards award from the Aerospace Medical Association.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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London and Home Counties Branch

Mr P Dickens CPsychol AFBPsS

Phone: 07753683960

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.core-ap.co.uk

Address: This psychologist has elected to keep their address private.

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Corporate psychologists and organisation development consultants specialising in board; CEO and senior executive level evaluation and development; and top team development.

I am an accredited aviation psychologist and currently work with a number of AOCS including scheduled airlines, freight operators, offshore and onshore helicopter operators, helicopter search and rescue operators and fixed wing business and charter operators in the UK and Europe. I represent the UK on the ICAO mental health-working group and am on the CAA FOLG crew health and welfare subgroup. In addition, I am a fellow of the royal aeronautical society.

My practice involves aircrew psychological assessment, individual pilot support and providing MHP support to pilot peer support programmes. I have assessed over 400 pilots and 200 aeronautical engineers. I regularly present on aviation psychology topics at international conferences and have a number of academic papers and chapters published.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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Scottish Branch

Dr C Eriksen CPsychol FBPsS

Phone: 07968976330

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.centreforaviationpsychology.com

Address: This psychologist has elected to keep their address private.

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Dr Carina Eriksen is a consultant at the Centre for Aviation Psychology and a highly recognised consultant Counselling Psychologist in private practice. She has expertise in air crew mental well-being, peer support and pilot selections. She is an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and a European Association for Aviation Psychology Certified Aviation Psychologist.

Carina is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and on the board of the BPS Taskforce in Aviation Psychology. She has published more than 15 textbooks and 20/30 academic papers and chapters in books, including 3 key textbooks in aviation psychology: Pilot Mental Health Assessment and Support (2017), and Pilot Selection (2020) and 'Managing Work and Relationships at 35.000 Feet (2009).

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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London and Home Counties Branch

Dr A L Gray CPsychol AFBPsS

Phone: 01223 459701

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.meridian-psychology.com

Address: This psychologist has elected to keep their address private.

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Meridian Psychology Cambridge works with private individuals, case managers, GPs and Allied Healthcare Professionals to support, through assessment and CBT, the patient and work towards a brighter future.

Dr Alastair Gray is an HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist. He is a registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Division of Clinical Psychology and is a full member of the Division of Neuropsychology, British Psychological Society.

Dr Gray is also a full member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology as a Certified Aviation Psychologist and is also a member of the British Air Display Association.

Dr Gray works for Eastern Aviation Psychology, a company addressing the specialist psychological and neuropsychological assessment needs of flight crews. Additionally, Dr Gray also works for the Centre for Aviation Psychology providing specialist psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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London and Home Counties Branch

Dr S J Mackenzie Ross CPsychol AFBPsS

Phone: 07595937999

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.sarahmackenzieross.com

Address: Research Department of Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, LONDON WC1E 6BT

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I have considerable clinical and research experience in aviation.  I have been assessing aircrew for healthcare purposes and researching air quality and health since 2005. I have written book chapters on the importance of assessing mental health and cognitive function in pilots throughout their careers; and between 2016 and 2017 I served on a working group of international aviation experts, commissioned by the British Psychological Society, to produce a Society position paper on Aviation Psychology: Pilot mental health and wellbeing. This paper reviewed the incidence and causes of mental health issues in pilots, the current process by which performance, mental health and wellbeing is monitored over time and made recommendations for how this could be improved.

In addition, I am an internationally recognised expert in neurotoxicology and I have been researching the impact of air quality on performance and cognitive function in aircrew for the last 15 years. I have collaborated with medical experts in Europe and the USA on air quality issues and my work has been published in books and scientific journals, featured in the media, on the BBC world Service and in several documentaries, including Panorama. I have given evidence to Government Scientific Committees and at Government Inquiries; and I have been retained as an Expert Witness in both the UK and USA on air quality issues. In 2020, my professional body (the BPS) gave me the Distinguished Contribution to Practice Award for work which has made an outstanding contribution for the benefit of people and organisations.  

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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London and Home Counties Branch

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Self-employed & Honorary Lecturer

Mrs K A Moore CPsychol CSci AFBPsS

Phone: 07760 173756

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.symbioticsltd.com

Address: Millness Mill, Crooklands, MILNTHORPE LA7 7NS

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Holder of TUO-A, TUO-P and Specialist in Test Use - Occupational (formerly Full Level B) as well as European equivalent certificates, and EAAP Associate Member.

Experience within aviation sector since 2006 focussed on designing, developing and delivering tests for assessment within this sector encompassing both personality and aptitude testing working with AOCs globally. The majority of this assessment has been for flight crew, at all levels from cadets through DE and command upgrade to instructor/examiner; but I have also conducted assessments for flight attendants, maintenance and dispatch roles, as well as general management.

Besides online tests, interviewing across all roles is available, and feedback is provided through automated reports (online tests only) supplemented by verbal and/or written reports integrating and interpreting the results.

I have worked with commercial, general aviation and military sectors.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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North West of England Branch

Dr S K Petrie CPsychol

Phone: 07977 684512

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.cppuk.com

Address: Box 311, 1 Baker Street, Stirling FK8 1AL

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Chartered Clinical Psychologist with significant experience working in the field of aviation.

Four year involvement with British Airways - including design and delivery of training programmes to flight crew, cabin crew and engineering functions.

Three year involvement in the design and delivery of Peer Support Training in line with EASA and CAA regulatory changes.

Experience and expertise of aircrew psychological assessment and psychological support - including individual assessment or support for pilots returning to work after class 1 medical suspension, individual assessment or support for pilots with mental health diagnoses for granting class 2 medicals, individual assessment or support for pilots involved in serious incidents.

Specialism in the treatment of aviation anxiety.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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Scottish Branch

Dr R C Sherry CPsychol CSci AFBPsS

Phone: 07863145386

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.psychologicalsystems.org

Address: Psychological Systems Ltd, 139 Clapham Road, Unit #317, The Print Works, LONDON SW9 0HP

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Tel: +44 (0) 7863 145 386 Bio: Dr. Richard Sherry is a recognised, vetted, practicing member with the Academy of Experts (AoE)(Membership no: 3703) within the area of Clinical Psychology and Psychotraumatology. He is the Founder and Clinical Director for Psychological Systems Ltd. providing expert assessment, and clinical psychology and psychoanalytic psychotherapy treatment, and trauma psychology treatment. Clinical Background: Dr Sherry is a BPS and HCPC Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and BPC and UKCP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. He is a European Stress and Traumatic Society Certified (ESTSS) Psychologist. He has trained and is certified in all major forms of psychological trauma treatments. He is an EMDR Consultant, Trauma Focused CBT (Tf-CBT) therapy trained, and hypnotherapy trained psychologist. He has extensive expertise of technology in trauma and neuro interventions. He completed his doctoral thesis on PTSD assessments and interventions examining stress/trauma for individuals and for organisations. He has previously consulted with several companies on technologies and human psychological interface. He runs his own psychometric test development company. He has worked as a specialist Clinical Psychologist for the Veterans Service assessing military patients all over the world. As an external consultant he headed the Clinical Psychology Section for the US Military Inpatient's Service for all of Europe for more than 7 years. He has also worked as the Coordinator for the National Service for Police Psychiatry for 3 years and as the Clinical Psychologist for Essex Fire Service. He completed the Society of Apothecaries course in Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine, and he received his post graduate Diploma in Ethics (DPMSA (specializing in Disaster Ethics)). He went on to complete a Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) specialising in Humanitarian Medicine where he carried out his Capstone Project researching treatment innovations within psychological aspects of gender-based violence and genocide in the DRC and Rwanda. His second FAWM specialisation is in Space Psychology, including a focus on human and technology interface. He has authored a book on the subject of Space Psychology published by Routledge (2019). He has also recently published a chapter in Pilot Selection for CRC Press (2020). He is currently the Acting Course Director for the Confer Course for Psychopathology and Director of Psychological Systems Ltd. Specialising in the treatment of Psychological Trauma, clinically treating individuals, families and organisations. Medico-legal expertise: Vetted full member of the Academy of Experts (Membership no: 3707) CPTSD; PTSD; Stress and Anxiety Disorder related aspects for Assessment and Treatment within the following areas: Summary of Licensing: Consultant Chartered Clinical Psychologist HCPC Reg., and BPS CPsychol, AFBPsS (BSc specializing in Clinical Psychology; MSc in Clinical Psychology; Doctorate Specialising in Clinical Psycho-Traumatology (See further specialist training EMDR Consultant; ESTSS Certification; Hypnotherapy; BABCP-CBT). Consultant Chartered Counseling Psychologist HCPC Reg., and BPS CPsychol, AFBPsS. Specialist training in Clinical Neuropsychology (MSc focusing on Neuropsychology) PG Dip Med Sci, Clinical Neuropsychology (University of Glasgow). BPC Reg. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (MSc from UCL, Tavi PG Dip); BPS Registrar of Psychotherapy Psychologists. APECS licensed Executive Coach and Tavistock trained Organisational Consultant (MA); BPS Registrar of Coaching Psychologists. Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine Training (FAWM) where I have specialised in high trauma, low resource environments, and deep space psychology, (the FAWM is a specialized Fellowship generally linked with Medical training); Completed DPMSA (Diploma in Ethics where I have specialised in Disaster Ethics); I have taken the Course on Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine. BPS Registrar of Psychometric Psychologists; Specialist Qualifications and Chartership for Forensic Psychology Testing. Areas of Specialty Interest: "~PTSD and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) "~Psychopathology and addictions "~Neuropsychology (including TBI) "~Medico-legal expertise (full membership in AoE membership no: 3707) "~Expertise in Military psychological trauma (cross spectrum causes) "~Aviation and aerospace psychology "~On the clinical register and Clinical Fellow for International Neuropsychoanlysis Society "~Cultural expertise (double major at University specialising in European intellectual history (History of science and European culture) and Asian history "~Psychological testing (BPS registered psychological testing member) "~Humanitarian and conflict medicine (specialising in gender-based violence and genocide)(Developing eco psychological interventions) "~Psychology of surgery and medicine "~Clinical psychology of aesthetic and plastic surgery "~Organisations and occupational psychology "~Organisational consultancy "~Ethics (DPMSA, specialising in disaster ethics) "~Somatisation and unexplained symptoms.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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London and Home Counties Branch

Mrs A Vereker CPsychol

Phone: 07391393049

Email: [email protected]

Address: This psychologist has elected to keep their address private.

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Primarily my current work involves supporting CAA Inspectors, Auditors and Surveyors to incorporate Human Factors (HF) considerations into their usual activities.

I produced the current UK guidance material in support of the Psychological Assessments (PAs) required by EASA and can provide support to colleagues working to implement PAs for aviation organisations.

I additionally work closely with my colleagues facilitating the peer support elements of the EASA regulation. I have a strong background in Occupational Psychology (OP) in an aviation context with a particular strength in selection and assessment.

I began my career working in selection for the New Zealand Police, before joining the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a Psychology Officer and becoming Registered [Chartered] as a Psychologist in 2009. My military experience spanned a range of OP activities in a military aviation context. These included regular in-depth assessment and selection activities for several military roles (particularly for pilots and aircrew), critical incident stress management, deployment support, performance coaching, organisational development, training development and delivery and HF advice and activities (including safety investigations). I moved to NATS in the UK in 2015, where I worked on HF assurance activities, training development and delivery, and selection of air traffic controllers. I transferred my NZ Registration to a UK Chartership and am also registered as a Test User; Occupational Ability and Personality tests, on the UK Register of Qualifications in Test Use. I have worked as the HF Programme Specialist at the UK CAA since 2018.

The society has not checked individuals' claims regarding their aviation industry experience and does not make any statement of their competence or accept any liability in this context. Psychologists and AOC holders are referred to the UK Civil Aviation Authority for details of industry requirements.

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Scottish Branch