Mr William Hardy
Will graduated in 2014 from Bangor University with a first class hours degree in Geography, having completed a dissertation titled “Decision making in Scottish avalanche terrain”. The psychology behind the way in which different people use the mountains led Will to IPEP where he is working on a KESS funded PhD in collaboration with Mountain Training UK, supervised by Dr. Ross Roberts and Prof. Lew Hardy.
Will is currently working on two separate streams of research. The first, "Developing excellence in outdoor provision: Enhancing training pathways for outdoor qualifications" aims to increase the number of suitably trained and qualified outdoor instructors. The second follows on from his undergraduate studies and aims to better understand the psychological factors influencing decision making in the high-risk mountain sports.
Most of his spare time is spent in the mountains, running or climbing.