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Brown Bag Series 2022-23

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.

Please note these sessions will be held in person from October 2022 and are moving from Mondays to Thursdays.

Time: Thursdays in term time, 12:30 sandwich lunch, seminar 13:00 - 14:00.
Location: calendar invitations are sent out for each event giving speaker, topic and location details.
Contact: Liza Konovalova for more information or to offer to present

Scheduled Sessions:

Date Speaker Topic
Autumn Term    
6 October Junyang Guo Associative memory and stock repurchase
20 October no meeting  
3 November Elettra Latini Does total sleep deprivation affect the use of focal points in coordination games?
17 November Song Dai topic to be decided
24 November Skyler Xie Conflicts of interest? Incorporating time-invariant variables with fixed-effects estimation
Spring Term    
12 January Becky Zhu topic to be decided
26 January

Jingkai Hong

topic to be decided
9 February Junning Peng Investigating the influence of occupational prestige on perceived trustworthiness
23 February Arthur Le Pargneux topic to be decided
9 March speaker needed  
Summer Term    
27 April speaker needed  

11 May

speaker needed  
25 May speaker needed  

Lab Meetings

The lab meetings are back! These will be in person, and are part reading group and part sounding board for new ideas. Neil Stewart will run the sessions with John Taylor

Please contact Neil or John with ideas for papers or discussion points.

Time: Wednesdays in term time, lunch/chat/networking from 12:30, lab meeting 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Room 3.111

Full details of schedule
Contact: BSCI Group OfficeLink opens in a new window or Nick Chater

PhD Professional Development Series 2022-23

Topic suggestions welcome

These events focus on specific topics with speakers from WBS Faculty and elsewhere invited to share their experiences with PhDs. They will be held in the same time slots as the Brown Bag seminars, on alternate weeks when scheduled and in same format with lunch before the seminar. We will try to allow time for questions at the end, but if you have any questions beforehand, please send them to so that the speaker(s) can try to cover them in their presentation.

Time: Alternate Mondays, lunch at 12:30 seminar 13:00 - 14:00
Location: to be confirmed
Contact: BSCI GroupLink opens in a new window or Liza Konovalova, Seminar coordinator
Date Speaker Topic
Autumn Term    

Decision Research at Warwick Forum (DR@W)

The DR@W groupLink opens in a new window 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.Link opens in a new window

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 hereLink opens in a new window.

Time: Thursdays, 14:15 - 15:45 UK time Location: Teams Contact: email us for more informationLink opens in a new window

WBS Summer School

We run this 4 day annual summer school for academics, practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in behavioural science. We invite key speakers to discuss their research and run workshops with our attendees based around a core theme.

Previous themes have been:

  • Behavioural Science of Diversity & Inclusion
  • 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.