Dr Stott is lecturer here at the University of Liverpool.
He is currently involved in an ongoing series of, primarily qualitative,
studies examining the underlying causes and psychology of 'riots'. In
particular he is interested in the relationship between the dynamics
of inter-group interaction, social identity processes and the development
of violent norms during crowd events. He has worked closely with Dr
Steve Reicher (St Andrews) and Dr John Drury (Sussex) in developing
the Elaborated Social Identity Model of crowd behaviour. He has done
extensive work looking at the extent to which this model can account
for acts of 'hooliganism' involving English fans travelling to international
tournaments. He has also been involved in Home Office working groups
into football related disorder and is currently involved in developing
a major European study of public order policing.