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Maggie Szymanska

Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication


Maggie Szymanska

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Maggie Szymanska received a MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences from UCL and completed a Psychology BSc at the University of Edinburgh. During her time at university she delved into the world of science communication and outreach – organising workshops, conducting interviews and publishing articles for research institutes. She also fell in love with research, examining different methodologies and expanding on her stats and data analysis knowledge.

She joined the Winton Centre in September 2021 to research ways to communicate and visualise uncertainty, and has now left to carry out research in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit at the University.

Can You Handle the Evidence?

Test your skill at navigating evidence-by-numbers with one of our quick quizzes.

Journalists & Press Officers
Do you know your absolute from your relative risks? Your ORs from your HRs? Test yourself here.
Medical Professionals
You know the difference between sensitivity and specificity, but what about lead-time and overdiagnosis bias? Examine yourself here.
Legal Professionals
Given a positive DNA match, what’s the likelihood of innocence? Check your grasp of forensic evidence & probability here.

Latest news

New NHS Decision Support Tools released!

22 November 2023

The Winton Centre have produced a suite of decision support tools for NHS England to help patients take part in share decision making.

Harding Prizes for useful and trustworthy communication in 2022 awarded!

20 April 2023

After casting the net wide across the world, the judges awarded the 2022 Harding Prize for Trustworthy Communication to an interactive calculator from the Institute of Fiscal Studies and a report from the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology.

The search for the best evidence communication of 2022 begins!

25 November 2022

The Harding Prizes for communication in 2022 are now open for nominations at

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