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My research focusses on behavioural finance; especially the "fast-and-frugal" reasoning approach developed by Gerd Gigerenzer. I currently largely work on the topic of narratives in finance and the analysis of textual data generated by financial decision-makers. I am always looking for good opportunities to apply a fast-and-frugal reasoning approach to problems in accounting, finance and corporate governance. Previously I worked at Queen Mary, Loughborough, Glasgow, Manchester, and Bangor Universities. I was born in Birmingham and live in Bedford. In our School I work closely with Professors Salma Ibrahim and Gaelle Vallee-Tourangeau and Dr George Yiannopoulos.
Currently I teach on the International Master's program in the School and supervise some Dissertation students
Much of my research concerns the application of and insights from "fast-frugal-reasoning as developed by Gerd Gigerenzer and the Adaptive Behaviour and Cognition (ABC) Group within the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. As part of this research program I am interested in the development of "flexible narratives", often embedded in the fast-and frugal trees popularised by Laura Martignon in a series of papers.
Currently I work closely with a consultancy in London that matches fund allocators to funds seeking investment. A number of my papers (with Dr James Bowden of Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow) utilise data generated with that Consultancy and study the problems it business mode, value proposition suggests.