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Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Leicester

I am a judgement and decision making researcher. My interests are in overconfidence, uncertainty, the communication and perception of confidence, cooperation, team reasoning, game theory, ambiguity aversion.

My PhD was concerned with overconfidence in judgements, but since then I have been working on how people perceive and interpret confidence and uncertainty in communication and how this affects decision making. This has influenced my recent research into advice taking and advice giving.

I have also carried out pedagogic research studying the personality factors that influence students’ confidence and beliefs about their academic abilities, predictors of self-handicapping in students, and communication and advice giving in virtual learning environments.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Psychology, University of Leicester