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Centre for Behavioural Experimental Action and Research (C-BEAR)

Centre for Behavioural Experimental Action and Research

We utilise, develop, and apply experimental methods to study key questions in the behavioural and social sciences. We engage with societal challenges via research, consultancy, policy outreach, and training postgraduate students, early-career researchers, and practitioners to perform experimental research.

About

The Centre for Behavioural Experimental Action and Research (C-BEAR) is a collegial, interdisciplinary group of experts who use behavioural science and experimental methods to understand and address societal challenges. We integrate specialist knowledge in economics, politics, psychology, sociology, and management science to develop innovative and cutting-edge research. We employ an array of experimental methods, including laboratory, online, field, and natural experiments, as well as mathematical modelling and statistical analysis. C-BEAR is a hub that supports researchers and PhD students to develop research projects with social impact, and it helps industry and policymakers to achieve their goals by providing convincing evidence.

Research highlights

People, projects and publications

People

Professor Paurav Shukla

Professor of Marketing

Research interests

  • Luxury consumption
  • Brand management 
  • Consumer behaviour and self-identity 

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Rafael Mestre PhD, MSc, BSc

New Frontiers Fellow

Research interests

  • Responsible Research and Innovation of emergent technologies
  • Multimodal machine learning and Natural Language Processing
  • Computational social science

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Steven Glautier

Associate Professor

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte PhD, MSc, MA(Hons)

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • experimental methods
  • political sociology
  • LGBTQ+ politics

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Tereza Capelos

Associate Professor in Politics and IR

Research interests

  • Grievance Politics and Resentful Emotionality
  • Emotions and Democratic Politics
  • Reactionism, Radicalism and Political Orientations

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Thomas Gall

Associate Professor

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Viktor Valgardsson

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Political trust
  • Satisfaction with democracy
  • Political participation
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Professor Will Jennings

Associate Dean Research & Enterprise

Research interests

  • Public policy
  • Public opinion
  • Polling

Accepting applications from PhD students

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