Dr Gala Morozova

Research Fellow


PhD, The University of Edinburgh (awarded 2022)

MSc by Research, The University of Edinburgh (awarded 2016)

MSc in Performance Psychology, The University of Edinburgh (awarded 2015)

BSc/Specialist Degree in Psychology, St Petersburg State University (awarded 2013)

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society 
  • Member, British Transplantation Society 
  • External Examiner on MMed in Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town

Research summary

Performance Psychology, Implementation Science & Applied Research 

Current research interests

My principal research interest is the intersection of performance psychology and implementation science in applied hyperdynamic contexts. My doctoral thesis explored the application of performance psychology to facilitate change in specialist medical teams (UK's National Organ Retrieval Service). As well as continuing this research, in my current postdoc post, I work on a collaborative international project aiming to develop a global family education programme in autism spectrum disorder for low resource settings.

Current project grants

Co-Investigator (2022 - 2025): "A global initiative for parent education and training in autism spectrum disorder" in collaboration with the University of Cape Town, funded by the Naked Heart Foundation UK

Lead Researcher (2023 - 2024) : "Enhancing Decision-making expertise in Organ Retrievals (EDORs) – Training prototype for interpreting blood gas analysis during NRP retrievals" funded by the Wellcome Trust iTPA Accelerator Fund

Past project grants

Career Development Grant (2023), funded by the Wellcome Trust - University of Edinburgh Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF3) award

PhD Scholarship (Edinburgh Global & College Research Award)
Thesis title: Applying Performance Psychology to Specialist Medical Teams: Facilitating Change in the UK National Organ Retrieval Service
Supervisors: Dr Amanda Martindale, Hugh Richards, Ian Currie

Research Assistant (PI Dr Martindale) on the following research projects:
- Enhancing organ retrieval team performance
- Evaluating the Effectiveness of Simulation Team-Training for the National Organ Retrieval Service
- Accelerating Professional Judgement and Decision Making Expertise in Crime Scene Examination
- Creating a Proficiency Scale for Scene Examination in Scotland
- Investigating the Effects of an 8-week Mindfulness Training Course on University Staff & Students

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