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Gabriel Recchia

Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

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Dr Gabriel Recchia

Gabriel Recchia

Gabriel Recchia received his PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Indiana in 2012. His current research concerns the communication of information about risks and benefits in ways that support comprehension and informed decision-making, and which take into account recipients' information needs and preferences. He also conducts research on distributional models and their applications in the cognitive and social sciences, and has studied at Stanford and the University of Memphis Institute for Intelligent Systems.

Gabriel leads on user interface design and evaluation of Predict: Breast and user-friendly genetic reports, including evaluations of the effect of design choices on trust and comprehension. He also contributes to the Centre's work on communicating information about societal risks, and to user interface design for other risk/benefit communication tools.

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