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Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication


23 Nov
Risky Talk
Communicating about vaccines has never been higher stakes. How do we do it well?
15 Oct
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The Centre has publicly released RealRisk: its long-awaited tool to help those communicating medical statistics
25 Sep
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.
13 Jul

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 Spiegelhalter and María Del Carmen Climent.

22 Apr
On February 20th, a group of Philip Tetlock’s superforecasters said the probability that one month later the WHO would report more than 200,000 cases of Coronavirus was 3%. They couldn't have been more wrong. Read Michael Blastland's latest blog on the topic of uncertainty.
25 Mar
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The Winton Centre and our sister centre in Berlin, the Harding Center for Risk Literacy, have worked together to put to the test a format for communicating the pros and cons of medical treatments, called a 'Fact Box'. We wanted to confirm in the most rigorous test we could imagine, that this format really was better than text - and …

24 Mar

At the end of last week we collected data from 700 people in each of the UK and US on how they were responding to the risk of the coronavirus, and their governments’ reactions.

Over the weekend, we’ve collected the same data from more countries: Australia, Mexico, Spain, Germany and Italy (with the same caveats about the sampling — see …

23 Mar
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Anne Marthe van der Bles and others from the Winton Centre team carried out empirical work, including experiments on the BBC News website, to see how people responded to the communication of uncertainty around facts and figures. Even though people recognised that the evidence was more uncertain, it did not undermine their trust in the facts or in the communicator …