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Cognitive biases and behavioural segmentation in food demand

Professor Richard Tiffin | Consumer behaviour | 30 September 2013

We will identify populations at risk of diet related disease and develop our understanding of the psychological explanations for their behaviour by combining econometric and psychological methods. Conventional segmentation methods divide the populati ...

The role of learning mechanisms in understanding spoken language

Dr Jennifer Rodd | Cognitive Psychology | 01 March 2014

To understand speech listeners must accurately and rapidly select the correct meaning for each word they encounter. For example they might need to determine, on the basis of sentence context, whether the word “spade” refers to a digging t ...

Projection and estimation of disability for uk districts

Mr Alan David Marshall | Demography | 07 March 2011

Despite the importance of local information on disability, surveys that measure disability type and severity are not reliably available for local areas. Government statistical agencies regularly produce projections of population, households and labou ...

Solidarity as a core value in contemporary bioethics

Dr Barbara Prainsack | Political Science | 01 February 2011

Solidarity in bioethics has received increasing attention but it is often unclear what the concept means. This project, which was commissioned by the nuffield council on bioethics and funded by the ahrc and the nuffield foundation, systematically ana ...

Botany and birth control: elements of social science

Professor David Stack | Economic & Social History | 01 October 2010

Botany was the nineteenth century science par excellence with myriads of enthusiasts scouring fields and pastures for pleasure. It was a simple, cheap and respectable pastime, accessible to artisans and women, that grew in popularity as britain indus ...

Psychosocial changes and health in the era of globalization

Professor Roberto De Vogli | No Lead Discipline | 01 August 2010

This project aimed at examining some of the health effects of neoliberal globalisation.  descriptive results showed that the era of neoliberalism and deregulation slowed down improvements in life expectancy while widening inequalities in wealth ...

Counselling and psychotherapy clinical supervision research

Professor Susan Wheeler | Psychology | 01 November 2009

Funding has been obtained for an esrc seminar series on clinical supervision research. Through the organisation of a series of seminars, featuring prominent researchers in the field of supervision, and a one day conference, our aim is to generate mor ...

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