Dr Leanne K Simpson joins the CDS Defence Support Training Team full time

Dr Leanne K Simpson joins us now on a full time basis as our Principal Psychologist after successfully defending her PhD thesis entitled ‘Neurocognitive processes underpinning different aspects of Mental Robustness in British Military Personnel’. 

Leanne’s PhD (funded by Dstl) established the relationship between neural activation patterns and the operational capabilities of soldiers providing insight into potential cognitive robustness, mental readiness and performance in combat fighting soldiers. 

Within her role at CDS Defence Support Leanne draws on an ever-expanding body of scientific knowledge. This ensures the work we do is underpinned by reliable, ground breaking empirical research applying originality in our approaches to work. 

In addition to her research, Leanne also regularly wrote articles for The Conversation which were republished by a number of mainstream media outlets. This resulted in her becoming Bangor University’s most successful guest author with over one million readers. 

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