Director of Lawrence PsychAdvisory, PhD

I am Director of Lawrence PsychAdvisory, a UK-based consultancy organisation which provides evidence-based advisory services for individuals and organisations aimed at the management and reduction of interpersonal aggression. Prior to this, I spent over 20 years in tenured academia both at the Universities of Nottingham, and the University of Leicester. My PhD (awarded in 1998) examined how individuals perceived episodes of barroom violence. I am a Chartered academic psychologist and have published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and reviews on aggression, impulsivity and altruistic behaviour.
My interests lie in two main areas: antisocial and prosocial behaviours. Primarily, I focus on aggressive behaviours and how individual differences in sensitivity to frustration and provocation, narcissism and impulsivity are related to aggression-related affect, cognition and behaviours. In addition, I am interested in why some individuals act in prosocial and altruistic ways and how this knowledge can be harnessed to increase prosocial behaviours such as blood donation, volunteering and cooperative actions.