Core Aviation Psychology


Core Aviation Psychology is a division of Core Business Psychology Ltd. that specialises in services to the defence and aerospace sector,  in particular aircrew psychological assessment and support. Our Managing Partner, Paul Dickens is one of only 5 accredited Aviation Psychologists in the UK.

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Paul Dickens, Consultant Psychologist
Phone: +44 (0)7753 683960
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High Flying Psychologists

By Paul Dickens 26 Jun, 2017
Our article of that name is published in the latest edition of Focus, the UK Flight Safety Committee's official publication. We will post a copy on here shortly.
By Paul Dickens 13 Jun, 2017
Next week we will be in Den Helder, Holland, giving our presentations on mental health and wellbeing to aircrew at the CHC base.
By Paul Dickens 08 Jun, 2017
We held our open practical workshop on Pilot Support at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport this week, in the wake of the CAA IN issued earlier this year. Participants came from a number of operators, including AirTanker, DHL Air, Eastern Airways, Jet2, PDG Helicopters and Titan Airways. We looked in detail at the background to the issue of pilot support, including the incidence of mental health issues in pilots and the relationship to accidents and safety, and the content of the EASA Opinion, IN-2017/005 and the EPPSI Best Practice Guidelines. Some time was spent defining what support means, the key skills required and the different forms it can take, both professional and peer. After lunch we looked at the practical requirements for setting up a programme and participants worked in groups on how they will take this forwards. We aim to hold a further session later in the year once the EASA Regulation has been issued. If you would like further information, or an in-house similar workshop then please contact us here.
By Paul Dickens 31 May, 2017
There are still some places left at our workshop next week. If you would like to join colleagues from fixed and rotary wing operators in working on this important topic, then please sign up at
By Paul Dickens 02 May, 2017
Yes that's me on my first lesson in the R22. On May 17th I will be speaking at the BHA Safety Day in Oxford on Single Pilot CRM - focussing on external and internal pressures to fly on single crew operations. A copy of the paper will be poster here after the event, and details of the event are available from
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