• 40 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Personal profile


Justin is a lecturer in Cyber Security Management at Coventry Business School and is involved with teaching and research on both the MBA and MSc cyber security programs. He is a member of the centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management at Middlesex University where he obtained his PhD in 2015. Justin's work explored the decision making strategies used by experienced emergency responders when solving complex tasks in dynamic and high-staked environments. Recently his research interest is focused on managing cyber risks and understanding how computer end users make security decisions, mainly from a cognitive and human factors perspectives. Communicating his research outputs has always been key priority for Justin and he has presented his research at a number of local and international conferences and also published in some notable journals, including the journal of contingencies and crisis management. Justin holds a post-graduate certificate in Risk Management from Middlesex University, and has also been certified as a home safety advisor with the West Midlands Fire Service where he currently supports the casualty and simulation group. Justin holds the status of fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Justin currently supervises a number of PhDs at Coventry Business School

Research Interests

Decision Analysis

Cyber Security Risks

Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

Risk management

Crisis Management

Crisis Response

Knowledge Elicitation

Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM)

Organisational Behaviour

Research Methods


Education/Academic qualification

Crisis Decision Making, Doctorate, Middlesex University

1 Oct 201130 Nov 2015

Disaster Management, MSc

Feb 2009Feb 2010

Agricultural Economics, Degree


External positions

Principal Board Member, Fire Mitigation Bureau Int'l

Jan 2020 → …

Visiting Researcher, Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management (DARM), Middlesex University

Oct 2014 → …

Community Safety Advisor, West Midlands Fire Service

1 Jun 2012 → …

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Research Output

  • 40 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 3 Conference proceeding

Piloting a Portfolio of Experiential Learning Activities for International Business Students

Okoli, J., Arroteia, N. & Barish, O., 18 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Teaching in International Business. 30, 3, p. 219-245 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Crisis decision-making: the overlap between intuitive and analytical strategies

    Okoli, J. & Watt, J., 2018, In : Management Decision. (in press), p. (in press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    97 Downloads (Pure)

    Towards the Classification of Fireground Cues: A Qualitative Analysis of Expert Reports

    Okoli, J., Watt, J. & Weller, G., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. 25, 4, p. 197-208 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)

    Information processing and intuitive decision-making on the fireground: towards a model of expert intuition

    Okoli, J. O., Weller, G. & Watt, J., Feb 2016, In : Cognition, Technology & Work. 18, 1, p. 89-103

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 18 Citations (Scopus)

    Managing complex fires in urban environments: A tale of two cultures

    Okoli, J. & Watt, J., 2 Jul 2016, ICUR 2016 Proceedings: Atas ICUR2016. European Centre on Urban Risks, p. 531-538 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 3 Oral presentation
    • 1 Membership of working group
    • 1 Membership of network
    • 1 Invited talk

    The role of Intuition in Expert Decision Making

    Justin Okoli (Speaker)
    Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Society of Risk Analysis Europe (External organisation)

    Justin Okoli (Member)
    23 Jun 201823 Jun 2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Cyber Security Knowledge Management

    Justin Okoli (Speaker)
    Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Expert decision making: the role of intuition

    Justin Okoli (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Intuitive decision making

    Justin Okoli (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


    Student of the Year Award

    Justin Okoli (Recipient), 27 Jun 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)