Emma Barrett

Research Fellow,
Lancaster University

Dr Emma Barrett is a research fellow in Psychology at Lancaster University, UK and part of the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). CREST is a national hub for developing and communicating high quality research, to help policy makers, practitioners, and the public to understand, counter, and mitigate security threats.

From 2003-15 Barrett led a government psychology and social science team supporting law enforcement and security organizations. Her research interests include the psychology of terrorism and violent extremist behavior; betrayal, deception, and credibility assessment; investigative decision making; and the psychology of survival and performance in extreme and unusual environments. She is the author (with Paul Martin) of “Extreme: Why some people thrive at the limits”, published by Oxford University Press in 2014.