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Professor Nick Chater

Professor of Behavioural Science

Research Interests

Cognitive and behavioural sciences, especially reasoning, decision making and language. Experimental, computational and mathematical studies of basic mental processes. Applications to public policy and the private sector.

Teaching in 2021-2022

Central Banking and Financial Regulation
  • IB9N0L: Big Data Analytics
Executive MBA
  • IB9AP0: Behavioural Sciences for the Manager
External Masters
  • IB9AN0: Principles of Cognition
  • IB9AG0: Judgement and Decision Making
Full Time MBA
  • IB9QQF: Behavioural Sciences for the Manager
Postgraduate Research Business and Management
  • IB9HH0: Behavioural Research in Decision Making and Entrepreneurship

Behavioural Science Group, Organising Healthcare Research Network

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 24506  /  Room: 3.118


Nick Chater joined WBS in 2010, after holding chairs in psychology at Warwick and UCL. He has over 200 publications, has won four national awards for psychological research, and has served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Science, Psychological Review, and Psychological Science. He was elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2010 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2012. Nick is co-founder of the research consultancy Decision Technology; and is on the advisory board of the Cabinet Office's Behavioural Insight Team (BIT), popularly know as the 'Nudge Unit'.


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