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Dr Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe

Senior Lecturer; Programme Director for BSc Business Management

About

I completed a Licence (BSc) and Master Recherche (MSc) in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toulouse. I then completed a PhD funded by the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham (UK), under supervision of Dr. Sarah Beck (http://www.sarahruthbeck.net). I was awarded my degree in July 2013.

Prior to completing my PhD, I lectured Psychology at the University of Birmingham, Coventry University and Kingston University. I was appointed at Kingston Business School in March 2013. I am a recognized fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014).

My office hours are varibale, but you can see my availability on Doodle (http://www.doodle.com/amelie.gourdon), and request a meeting time.

Currently teaching: Dissertation (undergraduate level); Quantitative research methods on Investigating a Business Issue (MSc HRM); Work Placement modules (undergraduate level); Business Psychology (undergraduate level). 

Areas of specialism

  • Decision-making
  • Risk communication
  • Risk perception
  • Behavioural research
  • Attitudes toward nudges

Qualifications

  • PhD Experimental Psychology
  • Fellow HEA

Research

My research can be outlined as a quantitative approach to the social and cognitive factors at play in risk communication and risk perception. Since my M.Sc. dissertation, I have been conducting research on how verbal statements of uncertainty (e.g., It is likely) are used by children and adults to make decisions. For example, I have researched how children and adults combine the information of those statements with information they have on speakers' intentions. I have also recently started researching the factors that influence people's preference for different types of behaviour change interventions (e.g., nudges).

Additionally, I am interested in researching higher education issues: this includes a project on using the curriculum to increase mental health literacy, and a project on how best to alleviate statistics anxiety in postgraduate students.

You can learn more about my research here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amelie_Gourdon-Kanhukamwe

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 22.

Article

Juanchich, Marie, Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amelie and Sirota, Miroslav (2017) "I am uncertain" vs "It is uncertain". How linguistic markers of the uncertainty source affect uncertainty communication. Judgment and Decision Making, 12(5), pp. 445-465. ISSN (online) 1930-2975

Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl Halvor and Gourdon, Amelie (2013) Top scores are possible, bottom scores are certain (and middle scores are not worth mentioning): A pragmatic view of verbal probabilities. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(3), pp. 345-364. ISSN (online) 1930-2975

Book Section

Gourdon, Amelie and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) A comparison of children and adults' judgements and decisions based on verbal uncertainty statements. In: Taatgen, N. , van Rijn, H. , Schomaker, L. and Nerbonne, J., (eds.) Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, U.S.A. : Cognitive Science Society. pp. 1121-1126. ISBN 9780976831853

Conference or Workshop Item

Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amelie (2019) It’s time to break-up with SPSS_moving to open stats software without pain. In: 10th Annual Faculty Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie, Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amélie, Riege, Anine and Sirota, Miroslav (2019) Framing with words – do we learn from experience? In: Experimental Psychology Society London Meeting; 03 - 04 January 2019, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Riege, Anine, Henderson, Emma, Gourdon - Kanhukamwe, Amelie and Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle (2018) Impossible participants or impossible instructions? An eye-tracking investigation of an ego depletion paradigm. In: 9th Annual Faculty of Business Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business; 04 Jun 2018, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Gourdon - Kanhukamwe, Amelie (2018) Perception of nudges. In: 9th Annual Faculty of Business Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business; 04 Jun 2018, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Gourdon - kanhukamwe, Amelie, Beck, Sarah R. and Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle (2017) Children’s interpretation of verbal probabilities: use of directionality and pragmatic cues. In: International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 2017; 23-25 Mar 2017, Vienna, Austria. (Unpublished)

Gourdon - Kanhukamwe, Amelie, Juanchich, Marie and Sirota, Miroslav (2016) Effect of a stereotype threat intervention on statistics anxiety. In: Society for the Teaching of Psychology 15th Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT); 21-22 October 2016, Decatur, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amelie (2015) Directionality of probability phrases is not determined by their linguistic head. In: 25th Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM) Conference; 16-20 Aug 2015, Budapest, Hungary. (Unpublished)

Gourdon, Amelie and Beck, Sarah (2013) Children’s interpretation of verbal probabilities: use of directionality and pragmatic cues. In: CogDev 2013. Joint Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Cognitive and Developmental Sections; 04-06 Sep 2013, Reading, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Gourdon, A. and Beck, S. R. (2011) When do we shoot the messenger? Judging responsibility of a speaker who gives uncertain statements. In: 23rd Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making conference; 21 - 25 Aug 2011, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl and Gourdon, Amelie (2011) Effect of internal and external uncertainties in judgments and decision making. In: Communication and Cognition 2011: Manipulation, Persuasion and Deception in Language; 26 - 28 Jan 2011, Neuchatel, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Gourdon, A. and Beck, S. R. (2011) Overcoming the framing effect when making decisions based on verbal probabilities: Having more time is helpful but not enough. In: Communication and Cognition 2011: Manipulation, persuasion and deception in language; 26 - 28 Jan 2011, Neuchatel, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Gourdon, Amelie and Beck, Sarah R. (2011) Should the messenger be shot if something wrong happens? Judging responsibility of a speaker giving uncertain statements. In: Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Meeting; 13-15 Apr 2011, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl Halvor and Gourdon, Amelie (2010) Variants of verbal uncertainty. In: Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) 31st Annual Conference; 20-22 Nov 2010, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S..

Gourdon, A. and Beck, S.R. (2010) Costs of thinking about verbal probabilities: is processing directionality easier than processing probabilistic meaning? In: 8th SEPEX Conference (1st Joint Conference of the EPS and SEPEX); 15-17 Apr 2010, Granada, Spain. (Unpublished)

Gourdon, A. and Beck, S.R. (2010) Overcoming the framing effect when making decisions based on verbal probabilities: having more time is necessary but not enough’. In: 18th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP); 25-28 Aug 2010, Bochum-Essen, Germany. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie, Gourdon, Amelie and Teigen, Karl Halvor (2010) Uncertainties. Effects of the communication of personal and impersonal uncertain quantifiers. In: 18th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP); 25-28 Aug 2010, Bochum and Essen, Germany.

Gourdon, Amelie and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) A comparison of children and adults' judgements and decisions based on verbal uncertainty statements. In: 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society; 29 Jul - 1 Aug 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Gourdon, Amelie and Beck, Sarah R. (2009) Children's judgements and decisions under verbal uncertainty. In: 22nd Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Conference; 23-27 Aug 2009, Rovereto, Italy. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Gourdon, Amélie Nadine Aline (2013) Children’s and adults’ interpretation of communicated probabilities: studies on directionality and preciseness. (PhD thesis), University of Birmingham, .

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