News & Public Appearances

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence “Life Course Centre” seed grant – 30,000 AUD

Together with Dr. Stefanie Schurer we were extremely happy to receive seed money from the LCC for a project that will investigate the role of risk and time preferences as well as personality traits in a randomised control trail that assists 400 overweight patients in losing and maintaining healthy weight. We are working on this project with a great team from the Boden Institute at the University of Sydney. Stay tuned for the results!

Brain and Mind Research Institute becomes even more interdisciplinary

After a year of planning and too many advisory board meetings, the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Sydney has been transformed to a Special Priority Area of Collaboration (SPARC). The goal of this new University of Sydney SPARC is to create an integrated research on brain and mind.
More on the transformation

Australian Research Council grant – 378,000 AUD

I received the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council to investigate the effect that observation has on behaviour. For the next three years I can focus on my research free from teaching obligations.
Australian Research Council

Biological measurement of preferences and social policy

At this 14th Kavli Futures Symposium me and professors from NYU and Duke discussed how biological measurement of preferences may play a role in shaping social policy. Watch the panel here

14 Kavli Symposium on Neuroeconomics, Shanghai

Kavli Symposia create the opportunity for scientific conversation on novel issues. At this meeting together with an exciting crowd of economists, neuroscientists and psychologists we brainstormed about “Neuroeconomics in China and Asia: Building Interest and Capacity”.
More on this meeting