Gareth is a Chief and Fellow at the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl), which is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). He recently stepped down as the MOD Head of Profession for Social Research, and now provides advice on how ethics can be integrated into research programmes, business decisions, and support for staff. Alongside this he leads work on research governance and research integrity, and is the organisation’s lead representative for the FDA Trade Union.
Previously Gareth has published on a wide range of topics; such as the role of professional expertise in government, sense making in intelligence analysis, how macrocognitive approaches to decision making can be fused with non-deterministic futures methods to deal with uncertainty in government decisions, and the use of attitudinal surveys in war zones.
Gareth has a PhD in Psychology, conducted Post-Doc research in the United States, taught science in schools, worked as a Sport Psychologist with a GB National Squad, and has been embedded as an Analyst / Scientific Advisor to the British Headquarters in Afghanistan, the Army’s Land Warfare Centre, and MOD Head Office (in three positions - military capability, defence security policy, and defence HR policy).