Dr Jon Allsop
Jon is a Research & Development Psychologist at RAF Central Flying School. His work is split into two main areas: (1) examining technology and techniques that could enhance aircrew training and instruction; (2) supporting performance psychology initiatives which aim to enhance the performance of student aircrew. In relation to the first portfolio of work, Jon has supported or led several projects examining the potential use of immersive technology to enhance aircrew training (e.g., Virtual Reality, 360-degree video). This includes being an appointed member of a NATO Specialist Team examining ways to mitigate cybersickness in virtual reality systems, as well as being the Chief Investigator for a collaborative experimental research project examining the effectiveness of VR for flying training.
Jon has a range of research interests, but with a background primarily in the areas of acute psychological stress, and skill acquisition. After completing a fully funded PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2015, he has worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and a UK Government Data Scientist. His work has been published in a number of international peer-reviewed journals, competitively supported by research funding agencies, and he is an invited reviewer for several international journals. He also lectures externally for a number of different professional and educational organisations.