I am a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Bangor University. I seek to better understand and improve how individuals make decisions in uncertain, social environments. I believe this requires an interdisciplinary approach. Understanding how humans learn in uncertain environments not only requires psychological and behavioural economic insight; it also requires a deep understanding of the mathematics behind how one should optimally learn in such environments. Only then, can we diagnose the frailties and biases in human decisions.
Previously, I held a postdoc at Bangor University. There, I studied the effects of uncertainty on learning tasks. Before that, I held a postdoc at the University of Oxford where I studied the effects of regulation and decision-making biases on the stability of financial markets. In 2016, I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bath. I argue that lacking veridical knowledge can be advantageous in a variety of contexts, including optimizing affective forecasts, maintaining cooperative societies, and operating within inefficient institutions. In 2010, I graduated with Distinction from the University of Sussex whilst studying Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems. In 2002, I graduated from the University of Iowa with a BSc in Computer Science and a minor in Philosophy. I have over 10 years of experience in the business sector, ranging from software development to project management.