Dr. Neil Shortland Director University of Massachusetts

Neil Shortland Ph.D. is the Director for the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies (CTSS) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Shortland has worked in a series of applied roles in both the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense and Police. Dr. Shortland’s research focusses on decision-making and security across a broad spectrum of problem sets. With support from the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and in partnership with Professor Laurence Alison (University of Liverpool), Dr. Shortland developed the Least-Worst Uncertain Choice Inventory for Emergency Responders (LICUFER). LUCIFER is an experimental tool capable of investigating individual differences in decision making, as well as the psychological and physiological processes that underpin it. LUCIFER is also the subject of a National Science Foundation CAREER award in which the tool is being expanded to measure individual differences in other military and non-military high-stakes, high-uncertainty operations. Most recently, Dr. Shortland has used LUCIFER to explore the process of emergency triage decision-making in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Saving Lives on the Battlefields of the Future
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