Rapid decisions under risk

This project analyses the use of expert advice in emergency situations both domestic and international. This includes a theoretical literature review  to assess how: experts are selected, differing viewpoints are translated into action, and how uncertainty is communicated.

An example of using expert advice in emergency situations is  the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) which provides scientific and technical advice to support government decision-makers during emergencies. SAGE, alongside other decision-making organisations will be used to collect empirical data.

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Research Associate

Hannah Baker


Emily So