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Professor Neil Stewart

Professor of Behavioural Science

Research Interests

I work in the field of behavioural and economic science, and apply this research to problems in the real world. Right now I am working on consumer decision making using credit card transaction data, on criminal and other bad behaviour using crime and incident records, and on a mathematical model of consumer decision making called decision by sampling. I use a mixture of laboratory experiments, field experiments, and data science techniques applied to large data sets.

Teaching in 2021-2022

Business Analytics
  • IB94X0: Business Statistics
Central Banking and Financial Regulation
  • IB9N0L: Big Data Analytics
Global Central Banking & Financial Regulation (MSc)
  • IB9JN0: Behavioural Finance and Big Data

Behavioural Science Group

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 22456  /  Room: 3.127a


I studied Natural Sciences and Experimental Psychology at Cambridge before moving to Warwick as a Psychology PhD student in 1997. My work as a Postdoc, Lecturer and Reader in Psychology was in perceptual decision making and categorisation. More recently as a Professor of Psychology I worked on topics in behavioural and economic science. In 2017 I joined WBS as a Professor of Behavioural Science.

Personal Web Page

Visit my personal webpage for CV, blog, and publications.


Journal Articles

Book Items

  • Oaksford, M., Chater, N. and Stewart, N. (2012) "Reasoning and decision making", Part II: Aspects of Cognition, Chapter 7, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • Brown, G. D. A., Stewart, N. and Wood, A. M. (2010) "Cognitive science and behavioural economics", 189-193, Linus Publishing, Birmingham, England
  • Simpson, K. and Stewart, N. (2008) "A decision-by-sampling account of decision under risk", 261-276, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • Adelman, J. S. and Stewart, N. (2006) "Absolute identification is surprisingly faster with more closely spaced stimuli", 943-948, Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwah, N.J.



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