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Our group is involved in a number of seminar series, talks and events.

All of our events are open to the Warwick community. Please see below for more information.
Update: All our events are currently running online, in accordance with new public health guidelines. Please contact the event organiser to register and for joining links.

SPUDM 2021 Conference

Brown Bag Series

PhD Professional Development

DR@W Forum

Warwick Behavioural Insights Team (WBIT) Summit


The events listed below have been temporarily suspended until we are back in the building. If you would be interested in being involved in future please follow the link for contacts and more details

Weekly Behavioural Science Research Hour

Weekly Lab Meetings

WBS Summer School 2020 and 2021


Brown Bag Series

Our Behavioural Science Group hold regular lunch-time Brown Bag sessions. This is an opportunity for our postgraduate students to present their research providing useful opportunity for practicing both presentation and responding to questions in a supportive environment.

Time: Alternate Mondays, 13:00 - 14:00 UK time. Location for all sessions : Microsoft Teams. Contact for more information.

Sessions for 2020-21:

Date Speaker Topic
26 October  Elettra Latini The effects of total sleep deprivation on decision-making processes
9 November   Lara Vomfell Robust Bayesian Inference for Discrete Outcomes with the Total Variation Distance
  Juliane Wiese Behaviour change mechanisms in Thailand study
23 November Junyang Guo

Portfolio return and propensity of buying new stocks" and "Inferred conscientiousness
from a large transactional dataset

7 December Marc Phelan The Effects of Wealth Dynamics on Time-optimal Decision-making"
18 January Fabian Gunzinger

Machine-learned Behaviour Traits

1 February Zijing Yang Medical decision-making under uncertainty: effects of risk preference, tolerance of uncertainty
and regret attitude on physicians’ surgical decisions
15 February Juliane Wiese Belief in a just world and COVID-19 vaccine scepticism in response to public health messages

1 March

Chris Firth

Behaviour and biases of retail investors: Task or trait? We ask to what extent task knowledge
and tactics, or enduring personality traits, predict behaviour and biases in a stock trading setting
15 March Usman Talat The Entrepreneur’s Imagination: Philosophical Challenges and Issues
29 March Ashley Luckman Investigating risk preference reversals using RTs and multiple valuation methods
12 April    
26 April    
10 May Saval Khanal Implementing nudge to optimise cost-effective prescription
24 May Aikaterini Grimani Discovering effective behaviour change interventions to improve healthcare professionals’ practice and public health by conducting systematic reviews and online experiments

PhD Professional Development Series 2020-21

These events focus on specific topics with speakers from WBS Faculty invited to share their experiences with PhDs. They are held on Mondays alternating with the Brown Bag sessions, between 1300 and 1400 UK time. There will be time for questions at the end, but if you have any questions beforehand, please send them to so that we can pass these onto the speaker(s) who will try to cover them in their presentation.

Time: Alternate Mondays, 13:00 - 14:00 UK time. Location for all sessions : Microsoft Teams. Contact for more information.
Date Speaker


16 November The Job Market

Prof Nick Powdthavee, Drs Redzo Mujcic, Tim Mullett and
Despoina Alempaki

30 November How to Spot a Good Research Project Prof Nick Chater
14 December How to Design and Conduct a Good Experiment Prof Daniel Read
11 January Publishing part 1 Profs Neil Stewart and Nick Lee
25 January Writing a good introduction, good writing/storytelling Dr Hossam Zeitoun
8 February Data File Management and Backup Ty Hayes
22 February Research including both a quant and qual approach Dr Saval Khanal
8 March [Discussion on PhD programme redesign]  
22 March Publishing Part 2 Profs Neil Stewart and Nick Lee

Decision Research at Warwick Forum (DR@W)

The DR@W group focuses on empirical, theoretical and data-driven research into decision making. The group involves researchers from across Warwick and is funded by the Behaviour, Brain and Society Global Research Priorities.

The DR@W forum is a regular seminar series for the presentation and discussion of research findings and theoretical concepts in decision-making science and policy. Please email us to suggest a speaker for a future event. To receive email reminders about the forum and other events, join the GRP BBS mailing list here.

Time: Thursdays, 14:15 - 15:45 UK time Location: Teams Contact: email us for more information

Warwick Behavioural Insights Team Summit - Monday 15 March 2021

The summit focused on behavioural science research. Each year we invite speakers from diverse backgrounds in academia, governmental institutions and industrial companies to discuss their work. We aim to bridge the gap between academics and professionals, the public and private sectors.

This year speakers from all around the world joined the conversation to discuss how Behavioural Science is differently applied across continents. They were from Australia, India, Singapore, Tunisia, Nigeria, Kenya, Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Argentina, USA!

There were three separate sessions. WBIT summit agenda 2021.

All sessions were recorded, and are available via WBIT Facebook and Twitter.

More information on WBIT


Behavioural Science Research Hour - temporarily suspended

A weekly event where PhDs and Postdoctoral students meet to discuss research. This provides an informal forum to discuss research, read new papers, get feedback and discuss our results.

Time: Tuesdays, 14:00 UK time

Location: Microsoft Teams

We hope to revive this event, but for the moment it has been suspended. If you are a BSCI doctoral student and would like to organise this (perhaps sharing responsibility with another student) please do contact Dawn Eubanks.

Lab Meeting - temporarily suspended

Nick Chater convenes a weekly meeting during term time to discuss current research among the participants and ideals for future directions. These will resume in October 2021 in all likelihood

WBS Summer School - temporarily suspended 2020 and 2021

Each year, we hold a four-day summer school for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in behavioural science. Each year, we invite key speakers to discuss their research and run workshops with our attendees based around a certain theme.

Previous themes have been:

  • Climate change and behaviour
  • The economics of wellbeing
  • Social choice and ethics
  • Medical and ethical decision making

See below for information about previous summer schools.