Dr Andrew Stewart is an experimental psychologist in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. His main research interests are in written language comprehension, and the use of eye-tracking to understand how people integrate multiple sources of information online. Andrew leads the Open Science Working Group at the University of Manchester. His teaching focuses on data science and reproducible research for Psychologists and he delivers a range of external courses and workshops on reproducible research using tools such as R, RStudio, GitHub, and Binder.
Andy Wills is a Professor of Psychology at Plymouth University. He researches category learning in biological and non-biological systems, and is the Editor of the new, not-for-profit Open Journal of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience (www.ojepn.com). He is a strong advocate of open-source software, and maintains the _catlearn_ R package, which suports computational modelling within the R environment.
Charlotte Pennington is a Lecturer in Experimental Social Psychology at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. Her main areas of research are group processes and intergroup relations. Topics include understanding whether implicit prejudice can influence our feelings and behaviours towards outgroup others (e.g., empathy, perspective taking, emotion recognition), as well as assessing the best way to measure social cognition (e.g., methods/reliability). Her research also focuses on exploring the influence of social and contextual influences on substance use and related beliefs, with a particular focus on alcohol. Charlotte has a passion for Open Science and Reproducibility and has worked with international collaborators on two Registered Replication Reports (Srull and Wyer, 1979 and Mazar, Amir, & Ariely, 2008). She also enjoys teaching students through Psychology lectures on the “Replication Crisis” and workshops on best research practices (@cpennington92).
Louise Corti is Associate Director at the UK Data Archive, at the University of Essex. She currently
directs the UK Data Service’s Collections Development and Data Publishing operations, working
closely with data owners and producers across all sectors to ensure that high quality data are
created, prepared and acquired for secondary use. Louise actively researches and publishes on key
aspects of data management, sharing and reuse of social science data, and was instrumental in
helping establish the ESRC's Research Data Policy back in 1995. As an open science advocate,
Louise promotes pragmatic and positive solutions to sharing data for research.
Mark Kelson is a senior lecturer in Data Science at the University of Exeter and a fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. His main research interests are in the measurement of physical activity, mental health and the statistics of clinical trials. He blogs infrequently at https://significantlystatistical.wordpress.com/ and is on twitter as @MarkKelson.
Prof Roger Giner-Sorolla received his Ph.D. from New York University and since 2001 has been at the School of Psychology at the University of Kent. He started out as an attitudes researcher, then made a switch to studying moral emotions including anger, disgust, shame, and guilt. In addition to this work, he has organized or co-authored a number of papers on open science and meta-science, with topics such as the incentives to do robust and relevant research, pre-registration, reviewing in an open science world, replication, and power analysis. His infrequent blog is Approaching Significance (https://approachingblog.wordpress.com/) and he Tweets as @RogertheGS.
Suzanne Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Chester. Her research interests are in experimental social cognition, including intentionality, theory of mind, understanding of emotions, and lie detection, and she is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society. Suzanne teaches mainly in research methods and statistics, including open research practices. She leads Chester’s open research working group and has also been involved with institutional and departmental Athena SWAN awards. Externally, she is a contributor to open science training for the Psychological Science Accelerator.
Christian Bokhove is an education researcher at the University of Southampton, where he is Associate Professor and co-leads the Mathematics, Science and Health Education research centre of the Southampton Education School. He obtained his PhD at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His main research interests are the teaching and learning of secondary mathematics, international comparisons (PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS) and research methods. It is the latter that sparked his interest in reproducibility, a topic that is relevant across disciplines; something Southampton likes to focus on. He is on twitter a lot as @cbokhove.
David Shanks is Professor of Psychology and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences at University College London, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Previously he was Head of Psychology at UCL from 2003-17. His research falls across a number of topics in experimental cognitive psychology, including learning, memory, judgment and decision-making, and he is author (with Newell and Lagnado) of Straight choices: The psychology of decision making (2nd ed., 2015). A number of his early replication studies in the field of ‘social priming’ led to an enduring interest in and contribution to debates about research transparency.
Emma Henderson is a PhD Researcher in social cognitive psychology at Kingston University. In her substantive research, Emma investigates how people use non-probative cues to make truth judgements in the absence of information or knowledge. She is also interested in meta-science, the incentive structures that shape scientific practices, and is passionate about using and promoting open research. Emma co-leads the working group for UKRN open research primers, organises the ReproducibiliTea journal club at Kingston, is an Ambassador for the Center for Open Science, and is an incoming member of the Registered Reports Steering Committee. Emma is on Twitter @EmmaHendersonRR.
Emily Farran is a Professor of Cognitive Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Cognition Genes and Developmental Variability lan (CoGDeV Lab: http://cogdevlab.weebly.com). She is interested in the development of visual and spatial cognition in both typical and atypical populations. Her most recent research focuses on: the relationship between spatial thinking and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in primary school age children; and large scale spatial ability (navigation) in atypical populations such as Williams syndrome and Down syndrome. In the field of open research her interests focus on pre-registration as a method of reducing experimenter bias, and approaches to increase power in neurodevelopment disorder research.
Matteo M Galizzi
Matteo M Galizzi is Associate Professor of Behavioural Science and Co-Director of the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science at the LSE. He is affiliated to the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science and is in the Steering Groups of the LSE Global Health Initiative and of the LSE Behavioural Science Hub. Matteo is an experimental and behavioural economist conducting randomised controlled experiments in the area of health and public policy. Graduated from University of Pavia (Italy), he holds a MSc in Econometrics and a PhD in Economics from the University of York (UK). His core interests are in behavioural data linking i.e. the linkage of behavioural economics field experiments to longitudinal surveys, administrative records, biomarkers banks, mobile and wearable devices, apps and other smart data sources. He is the founder/coordinator of the @LSE Behavioural Twitter account, the Behavioural Experiments in Health Network (BEH-net) and the Data Linking Initiative in Behavioural Science (DLIBS)
Katherine Button is a senior lecturer in clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. Her main research focuses on the cognitive mechanisms that contribute to common mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. She is an advocate for the use of rigorous research practices to improve the reproducibility of experimental research. In her current role as senior lecturer she is developing innovative methods for improving the rigour of undergraduate and taught-masters research projects. She is on twitter (sporadically) @buttonkate.
William (Bill) Greenhalf is a Professor of Molecular Oncology in the Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine at the University of Liverpool. He is the lead scientist of the European Registry of Hereditary Pancreatitis and Familial Pancreatic Cancer (EUROPAC), the Director of the Liverpool Good Clinical Practice Laboratory (GCPLab) facility and is the non-clinical lead for the Liverpool Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre (ECMC).
Bill was awarded his PhD from the University of Manchester in 1990 and has since worked for the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) in Brazil, Ciba-Geigy and then Novartis in Basle Switzerland, before coming to Liverpool in 1997. He is the chair of Cancer Research UK’s Quality Assurance and Translational Science (QATS) network group since 2017 and is on the steering committee of various phase 2 and 3 clinical trials.
Laura Fortunato is Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. In the area of open research, her interests focus on the provision of training, and in particular on effective computing for research reproducibility and the use of free and open source software.
Andy is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University. Having obtained a PhD from Cardiff University in 2008 he has now successfully avoided being fired from academic jobs for over a decade. His research explores short-term/working memory and the extent to which these properties of memory can be generalised across different types of memory. Andy also examines the relatively neglected areas of memory such as smell and touch.
Dr Matt Parker is a behavioural pharmacologist and neuroscientist based at the University of Portsmouth, specializing in translational research into impulsive/compulsive behaviour and maladaptive habits. He studied Psychology (BSc, MSc, PhD) at the University of Southampton, completing his PhD in 2009. After working as a Research Associate at the Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire, he joined Queen Mary University of London in 2011. In 2014, Dr Parker was appointed lecturer in Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at Queen Mary. He is now a senior lecturer in Behavioural Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the University of Portsmouth. Matt is group leader of the Brain and Behaviour lab, has published papers, reviews, and chapters in behavioural neuroscience and pharmacology. He has had a career-long interest in the scientific method, and research design; particularly, research involving non-human animals, and has previously served on the UK Home Office advisory group the Animals in Science Committee
Jessica Butler is a research fellow at the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Health Data Science. She studies the origins of chronic disease by building large longitudinal cohorts using NHS and government records. She also works with National Data Safe Havens designing reproducible and transparent methods for research that uses high-security patient data. She runs the Open Research Working Group in Aberdeen and is an activist for improving research culture at universities.
Peter Tennant is a translational data scientist at the University of Leeds and Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. His research is primarily focussed on methodological challenges in the analysis of observational data for causal inference; particularly in the contexts of health and medicine. He can be found on Twitter at @PWGTennant.
Samuel Evans teaches research methods and statistics at the University of Westminster. Previously, he worked as a post-doc at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. His research is focused on understanding the neural basis of language comprehension.
Florian Markowetz is a Senior Group Leader at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. He is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder and received a CRUK Future Leader in Cancer Research prize. He holds degrees in Mathematics (Dipl. math.) and Philosophy (M.A.) from the University of Heidelberg and a Dr. rer. nat. (PhD equivalent) in Computational Biology from Free University Berlin, for which he was awarded an Otto-Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society. His group at the CRUK Cambridge Institute combines computational work on cancer evolution and image analysis of the tumour tissue with experimental work on understanding key cancer mechanisms like the estrogen receptor.
Neil Mclatchie is a psychologist at Lancaster University where, as part of the Moral Cognition and Behaviour Lab, he conducts research on topics including moral emotions, offensive humour, and deception. Since he started his lectureship in 2013, he has had a long-running interest in issues with reproducibility and has incorporated open science practices in to his research and teaching. He was a founding member and is the current lead of Lancaster University’s open science group, PROSPR (Promoting Open Science Practices), which aims to teach and develop open science practices across the university.
Dr. Thomas Pollet obtained his Ph.D. in psychology at Newcastle University (UK). He has since worked at the University of Groningen, VU University Amsterdam, and Leiden University, all in the Netherlands. In July 2017, he took up a post as Associate Professor (Reader) in psychology with Northumbria University. His research focuses on understanding the wealth of social relationships people have (e.g., romantic relationships, friendships, family relationships) and understanding the role of individual differences (e.g., personality, height, hormones,. . . ) for these social relationships from an interdisciplinary framework. To this end, he conducts survey, observational, and experimental studies, next to analysing secondary datasets. Furthermore, he is interested in (improving) methodology and statistics and frequently collaborates with others on a broad range of topics. His personal website can be found at : https://tvpollet.github.io
Jim Grange completed his PhD in Cognitive Psychology at Bangor University in 2010. He is now a Senior Lecturer at Keele University, where he is also currently serving as Head of the School of Psychology. The mission of his lab's work is to conduct rigorous fundamental research to understand cognitive control processes, and to then use this knowledge to tackle applied and clinical questions
Dave Lunt studies evolutionary genomics at the University of Hull to better understand what is in a genome and why. He is involved in propagating open and reproducible science in biology, especially evolutionary biology, and teaches reproducible bioinformatics, and reproducible science to postgrads at the University of Hull.