Introduction

Welcome to the Behavioural Science & creative insights (BSci) Lab at Kingston Business School. Our research focuses on the role played by social, physical and/or mental processes in decision-making, uncertainty judgements and creative thinking both in the lab and in applied settings.

Vacancies for post-doctoral positions

Vacancies for research assistant positions

  • Graduate behavioural science research assistant. We are currently looking for a part-time post-graduate research assistant to help manage data collection in the Behavioural Science Lab at Kingston University on our partner project with Create4MentalHealth to support youth mental health. You will learn to use Noldus Face Reader and Tobii Pro Nano and measure emotional reactions to videos. This builds upon the lab’s work by Riege et al., 2020) as well as work using Face Reader to measure emotions and work exploring the Kama Muta emotion and facial expressions in response to film stimuli. The ideal candidate will be able to work well in a team as well as independently, highly conscientious and organised, have strong numeracy and digital literacy skills, with experience of using advanced behavioural science or data science software (e.g., experiment builder software, and/or RStudio) and of managing data using the osf platform. Hourly rate between £17.19 and £20.22 depending on skills and experience for up to 220 hours. To apply, click here (Do not change the email subject!) and submit a CV with named referees, cover letter outlining skills, experience and availability from December 2021 to March 2021. Closing date: 10/12/2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

About the BSci lab

To study these processes, we use a combination experiments (e.g., online experiments and surveys, interactive lab experiments, and eye-tracking experiments) and observational studies (e.g., video-based behaviour observations in the lab, video-based process-tracing via remote screen-sharing).

We seek to contribute to our understanding of applied issues such as the the cognitive processes underpinning peer-reviewers’ judgments of in research grant funding applications, the motives and barriers to sustainable consumption of children’s toys, the role of healthcare workers’ motivations in flu vaccination decisions, executives’ career decision trajectories, and traders’ investment decisions. In addition, we also study more theoretical issues such as how behaviour, sight, and imagination interact with external choice and problem architectures to produce decisions and creative solutions.

If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate at Kingston University interested in research with our lab, please send a short email about your interest and background, and a cv and any previous written research report to g.vallee-tourangeau@kingston.ac.uk.

BSci Lab team members

Meet the team working in the BSci lab. The lab includes PhD students, a research associate and a postdoctoral fellow currently working on the TORR project and collaborators from other research groups within the university, and beyond.

Principal Investigator

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Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau

Professor of Behavioural Science

Peer-review judgment and decision-making, Problem-solving and creativity, Motivation and decision-making

Researchers

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Helen Burton

PhD student

Careers, Older workers, Sustainable careers, Career decisions

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Maria Fernandez Marinovic

PhD student

Design for social innovation and sustainability, Design for childhood, Consumer Culture, Sustainable Design, Collaborative Consumption

Research Assistant

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Fanni Szigetvari

Research Assistant

Problem-solving, Creative thinking

Collaborators

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Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Science

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Ana Wheelock-Zalaquett

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Anine Cecilie Riege

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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B.I.J.M. van der Heijden (Beatrice)

Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management

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Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau

Professor of Psychology

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Karis Moon

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Priscilla Harries

Professor of Occupational Therapy

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Tushna Vandrevala

Associate Professor in Health Psychology