London School of Economics

Academic position and profile

I work at London School of Economics and Political Science. I am at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences where I teach the 2nd-year undegraduate course in cogntive psychology on the BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science. In addition, I supervise master students at the MSc in the Psychology of Economic Life.

My research revolves around two central questions. First, how people update their beliefs when they encounter new information. In this, I use cognitive models to explore source credibility, political persuasion, and discriminatory reasoning. This area explores how the same cognitive processes may yield completely different outcomes (e.g. how one person may become a climate change denier while another does not). 

Second, I model complex human-environment systems such as election systems, information campaigns, as well as natural environments such as fisheries and poaching. This area of research centres on how to understand individual and social decision-making in dynamic environments and how we can test and optimise policy and other interventions to manage human-environment systems effectively.  

I am an external member of the COHESYS group at the University of Oxford, focussing on environmental sustainability and modelling information systems.