EPP Faculty :: Wandi Bruine de Bruin
Wandi Bruine de Bruin (on leave)Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associate Professor of Engineering and Public Policy (Carnegie Mellon University), Professor of Behavioural Decision Making (Leeds University Business School, Centre for Decision Research), Adjunct Senior Behavioral Researcher (RAND Corporation)
Behavioral decision making, risk perception and communication, public perceptions of emerging technologies, individual differences in decision-making competence across the lifespan
- Ph.D. Behavioral Decision Theory and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
- M.S. Behavioral Decision Theory, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
- M.S. Cognitive Psychology, Free University Amsterdam, 1993
- B.S. Psychology, Free University Amsterdam, 1989
- 2012 - present Professor of Behavioural Decision Making (with distinction of Leadership Chair), Leeds University Business School, UK
- 2012 - present Associate Professor, Department of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- 2009 - 2012 Assistant Professor, Departments of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- 2002 - 2009 Research Faculty, Department of Social & Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- 1999 - 2002 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Human-Technology Interaction, Judgment and Decision Making Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Wändi Bruine de Bruin is Professor of Behavioral Decision Making at the Leeds University Business School (UK), where she co-directs the Centre for Decision Research. She also holds positions as Associate Professor (on leave) at Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy, and Adjunct Senior Behavioral Researcher at the RAND Corporation. She served as Visiting Professor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Visiting Scholar at the Dutch Central Bank. She is a member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the International Risk Governance Council (www.irgc.org). She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied and of the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. She has edited a special issue on decision-making competence for the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and a special issue on communicating the risks of sexually transmitted diseases for Current HIV Research. She was an invited speaker at the recent National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium on The Science of Science Communication, which led to a special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). She has contributed her expertise on developing effective communications at advisory panels and expert workshops, including at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Geophysical Union, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Copies of my publications, including the ones below, can be requested by email.
Bruine de Bruin, W., & Bostrom, A. (in press). Assessing what to address in science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Davis, A.L., Krishnamurti, T., Fischhoff, B., & Bruine de Bruin, W. (in press). Setting a standard for electricity pilot studies. Energy Policy.
Wong-Parodi, G., Bruine de Bruin, W., & Canfield, C. (in press). Effects of simplifying outreach materials for energy conservation programs that target low-income consumers. Energy Policy.
Bruine de Bruin, W., Parker, A.M. & Fischhoff, B. (2012). Explaining adult age differences in decision-making competence. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25, 352-360.
Bruine de Bruin, W. & Carman, K.G. (2012). Measuring risk perceptions: What does the excessive use of 50% mean? Medical Decision Making, 32, 232-236.
Klima, K., Bruine de Bruin, W., Morgan, M.G. & Grossman, I. (2012). Public perceptions of hurricane modification. Risk Analysis, 32, 1194-1206.
Bruine de Bruin, W., Parker, A.M. & Maurer, J. (2011). Measuring perceptions of small nonzero chance: The case of H1N1 (swine) flu risks. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 42, 145-159.
Attari, S.Z., DeKay, M.L., Davidson, C.I. & Bruine de Bruin, W. (2010). Public perception of energy consumption and savings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 107, 16054-16059.
Fleishman, L., Bruine de Bruin, W., Morgan, M.G. (2010). Informed public preferences for electricity portfolios with CCS and other low-carbon technologies. Risk Analysis, 30, 1399-1410.
Bruine de Bruin, W., Parker, A.M. & Fischhoff, B. (2007). Individual differences in Adult Decision-Making Competence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 938-956.