Introduction

Welcome to the Decision Science & creative insights (DSci) 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.

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).

Our research seeks 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.

DSci Lab team members

Meet the team working in the DSci 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 Investigators

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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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Ana Wheelock-Zalaquett

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Decision-making, Bias, Patient safety

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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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Joanne Ahmed

Research Assistant

Social representations, Medicinal cannabis

Collaborators

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Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Science

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Anine Cecilie Riege

Postdoctoral Researcher

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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