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Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab

Department of Psychology
 

Director (Principal Investigator)

Professor of Social Psychology

Dr Sander van der Linden is Professor of Social Psychology in Society in the Department of Psychology and a Fellow in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Prior to Cambridge, van der Linden held academic...

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Graduate Students

PhD Candidate

Karly is a Gates scholar and received her BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge. During the MPhil, she examined the differential relationships between domains of gender typicality and...

PhD Candidate & Lab Manager

Rakoen is a PhD Candidate in Psychology funded by the ESRC and Cambridge Trust. He graduated with an MSc (summa cum laude with honours) in Experimental Psychology from Ghent University. Rakoen is a scientist with...

PhD Candidate

Melisa is a Gates Scholar and PhD Candidate in Psychology. At the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab, her research focuses on attitude...

PhD Candidate

Steve Rathje is pursuing a PhD in Psychology at Trinity College, Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He previously studied Psychology and Symbolic Systems at Stanford University. He studies misinformation and political polarization on social media using computational and experimental...

PhD Student

Cecilie Traberg is a PhD student in Psychology funded by the ESRC and Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship. She completed her MPhil in Psychology at the University of Cambridge, received a MSc in Social Cognition (with Distinction) from UCL, and holds a First Class Honours BSc in...

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Kristian S Nielsen is a postdoctoral research associate at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. Kristian received a PhD from Copenhagen Business School in 2019 with a dissertation examining the role of self-regulation in environmental behavior change. Kristian's current research focuses...
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Claudia Schneider is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication. She received her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University with Elke Weber. Her work lies at the intersection of decision...

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral By-Fellow in Psychology, Churchill College

Jon Roozenbeek is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. His research focuses on misinformation, vaccine hesitancy, online extremism and inoculation...

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Fatih Uenal is a visiting postdoc from Berlin. He received his PhD in social sciences from Humboldt University Berlin. His research is situated at the intersection of evolutionary, political, and social psychological theories. Prior to Cambridge, he has worked at the Sidanius lab at...

Postdoctoral Research Affiliates

Postdoctoral Research Affiliate

Anne Marthe van der Bles is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen where she received her PhD in social psychology in 2017. She was previously a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making lab and Winton Centre for...

Postdoctoral Research Affiliate

John is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication and the Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of...

Lab Statistician

Lab Statistician

Breanne is an Affiliated Lecturer in Statistics in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Cum Laude) from the University of Utah in 2012 and a Master of Arts and PhD(cand) in Statistics from Yale University in 2014....

Graduates and Previous Lab Members

Alumnus (PhD '2020)

Patrick McClanahan was a PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Cambridge examining how individual traits and situational factors predict criminal decision-making. Originally from the United States (Roanoke College ’15 - Magna Cum Laude) his background is in Psychology and...

Alumna (MPhil '2020)

Kayla Pincus received her MPhil in Psychology from the University of Cambridge (2020) and a BA in Psychology from Sarah Lawrence College studying how social issues are marketed. Her research at Cambridge focused on using storytelling to...

Cameron is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Prior to this position, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication...

Ahmed Izzidien
Research Associate (CJBS)
Research Associate (Hughes Hall)

Dr Izzidien was a visiting research associate at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. He completed a BEng(Hons) in computation (King’s College London) and an MSc and PhD in digital technology. He then began an interdisciplinary research training course completing an MA and MPhil (University...

Alumnus (MPhil '2019)

Ondřej graduated from Cambridge with an MPhil in Psychology (2019) and currently works as a Behavioural Scientist at The Behaviouralist. His research work focuses on how social norms and morality affect cooperation in real-world social dilemmas, such as...

Alumna (MPhil '2019)

Anandita (Ana) graduated with an MPhil in Psychology from Cambridge in 2019. Originally from India, Ana graduated with a BA in Psychology (magna cum laude) from Yale-NUS College, Singapore. Her MPhil thesis explored the "Greta Effect" or how exposure to Greta Thunberg shapes collective...

Visiting PhD Student ('2019)

Christel van Eck was a visiting PhD Candidate from the Strategic Communication Group at Wageningen University & Research, funded by the Dutch Research Council’s Research Talent Scholarship. Her PhD research focuses on polarisation in...

Alumna (MPhil '2019)

Kayleigh Dawson completed her MPhil in Psychology from the University of Cambridge where she also received a first-class degree in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS) from Jesus College. Kayleigh's dissertation explored the wisdom of the crowd in social norms and how norms help to...

Visiting BA Student ('2019)

Danielle is a BA student at the University of Miami double majoring in Psychology and Studio Art with minors in Ecosystem Science & Policy, Philosophy, English Literature, and Management. As a visiting research student at Cambridge and with support from the UM Academic Enhancement...

Visiting MSc Student ('2019)

Vivien was a visiting student at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. She completed a MSc at the Free University of Berlin and was a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Both her research experience and prior work in management consulting sparked her...

Visiting MSc Student ('2018)

Helena de Boer was a visiting dissertation MSc student (she graduated cum laude). At Cambridge, her research focused on perceptions of in-and out-group climate change ambassadors to help motivate people to adopt sustainable lifestyles. Before her MSc in Social Psychology...

Alumnus (PBS '2017)

Amos Fong graduated with a degree in PBS from St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. He is interested in online echo chambers, and works with Twitter data to examine language differences among communities holding contrasting views. When he isn’t studying online social...

Alumna (MPhil '2017)

Elif completed her MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Although her recent work was in developmental psychology, Elif is interested in the intersection of policy- and decision-making, especially wanting to explore how choice architecture can help...

Visiting Student '2016

Charley Lenton-Lyons was a visiting research intern. He has a Bachelor’s in Zoology from Royal Holloway University and was a Research Intern at James Cook University in Australia. Charley combines his background in the biological sciences with that of social psychology to...

Undergraduate Alumni

Edmund Lam '20 (PBS dissertation)

Kieran Lewis '20 (PBS dissertation)

Nolwenn Lecompte '19 (PBS dissertation)

Eleanor Ansell '19 (PBS dissertation)

Hannah Martin '19 (PBS dissertation)

Carly Enright ' 19 (PBS dissertation)

Sofia Clini '19 (PBS dissertation)

Jyothsna Prakash '19 (PBS dissertation)

Katie Woods '18 (PBS dissertation)

Robyn Bailey '18 (PBS dissertation)

Rhian Armstrong '18 (PBS dissertation)

Nikol Illasova '18 (PBS dissertation)

Holly Young '17 (BBS dissertation)

Gloria Lau '17 (BBS dissertation)

Simon Bill '17 (BBS dissertation)