Decision, Attitude, Risk and Thinking Research Group (DART)

The research group membersDART (Decision, Attitudes, Risk and Thinking) is an interdisciplinary behavioural science research group. Our mission is to conduct state-of-the-art research to provide a scientifically rigorous and ethically sound basis for effective decision-making, human achievements, and behaviour change.

The DART research group brings together experts in behavioural science working in the fields of judgement and decision-making, basic and applied social psychology, and behaviour change. We study how people make judgments and decisions, how human behaviour can be predicted and changed, and how people interact with their environment to create innovative and adaptive solutions to the obstacles or dilemmas they encounter.

Our members

Core members

Research students and associates

Collaborators

  • Dr Karis Moon (UK National Health Services)
  • Dr Anine Riege (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Professor B.I.J.M. van der Heijden (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
  • Professor Priscilla Harries (St George's, University of London)
  • Professor Jean-Christophe Nebel (Kingston University)
  • Professor Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau (Kingston University)
  • Dr Tushna Vandrevala (Kingston University)
  • Dr Ana Wheelock-Zalaquett (UK Department of Work and Pensions)

Research activities

The group supports an open access research environment and promotes Open Science within Kingston Business School, The Faculty of Business and Social Science and the university more widely through delivering Open Science presentations and training sessions and hosting the Kingston ReproducibiliTea Journal Club.

Our Open Access Champion, Dr Gourdon-Kanhukamwe has been Action Editor of the international, large-scale replication initiative SCORE project and has contributed to the administration, translation, and data collection of the Psychological Science Accelerator's COVID large-scale, open, project. Amélie also contributes regularly to international projects as replication forecaster. Prof Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau is a public endorser of the Responsible Research in Business & Management (RRBM) position paper and a member of the organising committee for the 2021 Responsible Research Academic Summit. She is also the principal investigator for the TORR project investigating how expert reviewers make judgements about grant proposals, funded by the Wellcome Trust's Research on Research programme.

Group members uses the Behavioural Science Laboratory for the collection of behavioural data, including eye-tracking research and video-based studies of interactive problem-solving.

The group has also a long history of working on vaccination hesitancy in partnership international stakeholders from academia, practitioners, public institutes, and the industry (Sanofi Pasteur).

Professor Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau sits on the Executive Board of the European Association for Decision-Making as President-elect and on the Organisation Committee of 28th Biennial Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision-Making conference to be hosted online by Warwick Business School and the Department of Psychology in August 2021.

To find out more about DART's latest projects, news and events, visit the DART Research website and/or follow @DARTresearch on Twitter.