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Claudia Schneider

Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

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Dr Claudia R. Schneider

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Claudia Schneider received her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University in 2018. Her research focuses on how quality of evidence and the uncertainty around claims stemming from factors such as expert disagreement or biases in reporting are best communicated to support comprehension, transparent information sharing, and informed decision making. She investigates these topics across a range of fields, such as medical decision making, climate change and conservation, education and social policy, as well as intelligence and law. Claudia is also interested in human prosociality as related to society-level issues, such as climate change and intergroup conflict. She studies how social and individual factors interplay to bring about and shape prosocial behaviours, as for instance climate change mitigation actions or support of members of marginalised societal groups. She uses a combination of methods ranging from quantitative surveys to field studies.

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The Winton Centre's new tool for helping the reporting of health statistics launched: RealRisk

15 October 2020

The Centre has publicly released RealRisk: its long-awaited tool to help those communicating medical statistics

How medical training needs to change to allow true evidence-informed decision-making

25 September 2020

A new blog and paper from Alex Freeman of the Winton Centre, with colleagues who have worked together to develop, and evaluate, elearning courses in risk communication and shared decision making in healthcare.

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13 July 2020

The numbers dying from Covid-19 are in the headlines daily. Help restore some perspective with this comparison of deaths from a range of more familiar causes. Prepared by Professor David …

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