16 February 2017
Barbara Summers has had the following paper accepted for publication: Duxbury, Darren & Summers, Barbara (in press), On Perceptions of Financial Volatility in Price Sequences, European Journal of Finance.
Gulbanu Kaptan has had the following two papers accepted:
- Kaptan G., Fischer A.R.H., & Frewer L.J. Extrapolating understanding of food risk perceptions to emerging food safety cases. Journal of Risk Research.
- Frewer L.J, Coles D, Dijkstra A.M., Kuznesof S., Kendall H., & Kaptan G. Synthetic biology applied in the agrifood sector: societal priorities and pitfalls. APSTRACT.
Wandi Bruine de Bruin had a paper accepted in the Journal of Economic Psychology, entitled "Measuring expectations of inflation: Effects of survey mode, wording, and opportunities to revise." (with Wilbert van der Klaauw at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Maarten van Rooij and Federica Teppa at the Dutch Central Bank, and Klaas de Vos at Centerdata)
She also had a paper accepted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, entitled "Eliciting probabilistic expectations: Collaborations between psychologists and economists". PNAS has an impact factor of 9.4 and ranks as the fourth journal in the world in the multidisiplinary science category of Incites Journal Citation Reports, after Nature, Science, and Nature Communications. The paper was co-authored with Baruch Fischhoff from Carnegie Mellon University.
Wandi Bruine de Bruin co-authored the new report released by the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the topic of "Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda." The report highlights the complexity of effectively communicating about science, especially when dealing with contentious issues, and proposes a research agenda to help science communicators and researchers identify effective methods. (http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=23674&_ga=1.222863259.1213463510.147489301) A presentation of the report, as given at the launch event in Washington DC on 10 January 2017, can be downloaded from http://sites.nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/dbassesite/documents/webpage/dbasse_176564.pdf
Research Grants Awarded
Gulbanu Kaptan received a grant from the German Research Foundation as a collaborator, with PI and Co-I’s from the Universities of Pennsylvania (USA) and Konstanz (Germany), and collaborators from the Universities in Brazil, Ghana India, Japan, France, and Mexico to work on a cross-cultural project on Why People eat in a Traditional or Modern Way (€286,180).
EU PROJECT ON IMPROVING EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS: Dr Natalie van der Wal received a 2-year EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (worth ~200k in euros) to work with Prof. Wandi Bruine de Bruin in the Centre for Decision Research and the Leeds University Business School. Dr. van der Wal is currently an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. The project will aim to improve speed and survival in emergency evacuations, through the combined insights from agent-based computer modeling, risk communication/decision research, and an advisory board of emergency responders.
Wandi gave a presentation at the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging, and Retirement (NETSPAR) International Pension Workshop, Leiden, the Netherlands entitled "Measuring expectations of inflation: Effects of survey mode, wording, and opportunities to revise." (with Wilbert van der Klaauw at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Maarten van Rooij and Federica Teppa at the Dutch Central Bank, and Klaas de Vos at Centerdata)
Wandi gave an invited presentation on ageing and decision-making competence at the University of Huddersfield's Department of Psychology.
Gulbanu Kaptan was an invited speaker at the ESRC funded research seminar series on Food Options Opinions and Decisions (FOOD) that was held in Banbury on 17th January 2017.