• 23 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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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

Home safety trainer, West Midlands Fire Service

1 Jun 2012 → …

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Fires Engineering & Materials Science
Decision making Engineering & Materials Science
expert knowledge Social Sciences
cultural difference Social Sciences
Knowledge acquisition Engineering & Materials Science
incident Social Sciences
expert Social Sciences
spontaneity Social Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 23 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 3 Conference proceeding
4 Citations (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

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
Decision making
Decision maker
Decision model
8 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
qualitative analysis
Decision making
decision making
crisis management
12 Citations (Scopus)

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
Decision making
Information filtering
Knowledge acquisition
Pattern recognition
Data storage equipment

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
cultural difference
3 Citations (Scopus)
81 Downloads (Pure)

The role of expertise in dynamic risk assessment: A reflection of the problem-solving strategies used by experienced fireground commanders

Okoli, J., Watt, J., Weller, G. & Wong, W. B. L., 22 Jan 2016, In : Risk Management. 18, 1, p. 4-25

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Risk assessment
Problem solving
Empirical investigation
Knowledge gap

Activities 2011 2018

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Membership of committee
  • 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)

risk management
public sector