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Piers Howe

(He, him)
Associate Professor in Psychology, The University of Melbourne

A/Prof Piers Howe

Director of the Vision, Cognition and Behaviour Lab

Member of the Complex Human Data Hub



Research: Behavioural experiments to better understand how to use technology to reduce the spread of misinformation, prototyping potential solutions using a Wizard of Oz technique. He is investigating what information humans need to receive in order not to re-tweet/post or spread false information. A/Prof Howe is also looking to develop strategies that “nudge” people to look at more reliable sources of information.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Melbourne


  • 2003 
    Boston University, PhD
  • 1998 
    University of Oxford, MPhys