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EXPERTISE DRIVEN BY DATA 

With over 200 academic publications and books, our training is based on decades of empirical research conducted with operators in the field. Our research has been published in the most respected academic outlets, and we continue to test and validate all our theories through our active academic research portfolio.  

"No researcher in the world has ever laid hands on such a haul of data before. Based on this research, they [the ORBIT team] have constructed the world’s first empirically grounded and comprehensive model of interrogation tactics"

IAN LESLIE 

THE GUARDIAN

OUR PHILOSOPHY

REAL WORLD PROBLEMS NEED REAL WORLD DATA.

Our training courses cover a range of topics that are backed by scientific data with real operators, and taught through a series of scenario-based learning techniques. Our methods and theories have been empirically tested in extremely difficult environments by a team of internationally recognized psychologists. Our data comes from research with law enforcement, military, security services and the intelligence services. 

"Laurence Alison is one of my academic heroes. He does what every writer longs to do. He makes the difficult clear – without losing his rigour."

MALCOM GLADWELL
AUTHOR & JOURNALIST

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Decision-Making

Leadership

Risk

Our work investigates how to communicate with difficult individuals in various circumstances based on the ORBIT model.

Our work investigates how people and teams make difficult decisions in extreme environments. 

Our work investigates how leaders take accountability, build resilience and manage teams working in extreme environments. 

Our work provides algorithms and tools to manage risk and allocate resources. We also research and train in risk assessment.  

“It has given me a completely different and much better way of interviewing and the skills could also be used in numerous other areas.”

 

U.K. Police Officer 

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