The Centre for Decision Research

Researching how individuals, groups and organisations make decisions


Blog posts

Read more about our work on the Research and Innovation blog

Behaviour highlighted in the dictionary

Tribute for Baruch Fischhoff

Watch the 2016 tribute for Professor Baruch Fischhoff


What we do

A great PhD studentship opportunity jointly funded by LUBS and FSA for UK and international candidates – application deadline 14th July

Leeds University Business School and Food Standards Agency have agreed to co-fund a PhD studentship under the supervision of CDR academics Dr Gulbanu Kaptan and Dr Joshua Weller,  to deliver secondary data analysis for FSA’s flagship projects and surveys on both consumer and business research.

As a jointly-funded doctoral student, you will have the opportunity to conduct applied quantitative research at the Centre for Decision Research to conceptualise food safety behaviours and make a valuable contribution to the decision making literature on the intention-behaviour gap.


The Centre for Decision Research brings together researchers from across the University of Leeds, who have an interest in human decision making.

Founded in March 1996, the Centre for Decision Research has a strong multi-disciplinary focus that has led to research collaborations across a wide range of academic disciplines.

Members of the Centre carry out a broad range of decision research, much of it funded externally. They publish extensively in academic journals, edited books and practitioner journals, as well as presenting at major national and international conferences.

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