Dr Piers Fleming is a Lecturer on the BSc Psychology programme. He joined the school in 2006 after three years working as a post-doc at the University of Nottingham. Dr Fleming’s work is focussed upon behaviour and judgments under uncertainty, including studies on risk perception, cooperative and altruistic behaviour. He is a cognitive psychologist, and a Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol.) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Dr Fleming is an active researcher with expertise on risk judgements and decision-making and also works in the area of behavioural economics.

Dr Fleming has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Leeds, and an MSc and PhD in Psychology from the University of Lancaster.

Indicative Publications

  • Fleming, P., Watson, S. J., Patouris, E., Bartholomew, K. J., & Zizzo, D. J. (2017). Why do people file share unlawfully? A systematic review, meta-analysis and panel study. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 535-548. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.02.014

  • Watson, S. J., Zizzo, D. J., & Fleming, P. (2016). Risk, Benefit, and Moderators of the Affect Heuristic in a Widespread Unlawful Activity: Evidence from a Survey of Unlawful File-Sharing Behavior. Risk Analysis, 37(6), 1146-1156. DOI: 10.1111/risa.12689


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