We mined 10 years worth of data on 100 million interactions between job counsellors and job seekers to develop a recommender system - allowing job counsellors to make smarter, more personalised suggestions on which interventions unemployed individuals should take....

Despite the success of plastic bag charges in the UK, there are still around a billion single-use plastic bags bought each year in England alone (DEFRA, 2018), and politicians are currently debating whether to double the 5 pence charge to 10 pence (Rawlinson, 2018). Pr...

Using Machine Learning Techniques to Examine the Relationship between Money, Personality, and Well-being

This research replicates and extends findings that the degree to which peoples’ personalities match their purchases (psychological-fit) positively predicts well-bein...

April 26, 2018

How to developmental psychologists solve the problem of getting children participants from a representative sample, and engaging children of all SES backgrounds with science… in one week.

Summer Scientists Week (SSW) is an initiative set up by Associate Professor Lucy C...

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In traditional science the boundaries, rules and regulations for what is and isn’t responsible practice are well etched out. Anything contained within the blurry middle-ground is then debated and juried through a systematic procedure. With the increase in technology al...

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