Hi, I'm Jess.



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I’m a Research fellow at the Behavioural Insights Team, & A PhD student in Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School.

I think a lot about how better understanding the way people think and behave can help us solve important problems in the world.

My PhD focuses on how our view of the world is shaped (and often biased) by the information we choose to seek out and pay attention to, and why it can be so hard to engage with viewpoints that challenge our current views. I'm particularly interested in the applications this has to reducing intergroup conflict and ideological extremism.

Sometimes I write things.

I've written about science and psychology for places like VoxQuartz and Aeon. I also (try) to blog regularly, as a way of exploring ideas I'm currently thinking about or interested in, and sharing those ideas with others. 

I'm trying to use my life to make the world a better place

I think a lot about how to use my time and money to do that as effectively as possible.