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NDM13 conference: exploring decision making in demanding situations

In 2017, we held the international decision researchers bi-annual meeting (NDM13). This conference brought together naturalistic decision making researchers.

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On 20-23 June 2017, the School of Management hosted the 13th international decision researchers bi-annual meeting: cognitive expertise in uncertainty (NDM13). Co-chaired by Julie Gore and Paul Ward, the meeting included a doctoral consortium and four-day conference.

Naturalistic decision making research investigates the cognitive challenges linked to making decisions in demanding and uncertain situations.

NDM13 discussed decision-making by professionals in high-risk role. It also examined the skills that make high-level performance of complex tasks possible.

Conference speakers

  • Harry Collins, Distinguished Research Professor and Director for the Centre of Knowledge, Expertise and Science (KES) in Cardiff University
  • Rhona Flin, Professor of Industrial Psychology at Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University
  • Paul Taylor, Professor of Psychology at Lancaster University
  • David Galbreath, Professor of International Security and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Bath
  • Robert Hoffman, Senior Research Scientist, IHMC
  • Gary A. Klein, Senior Scientist at MacroCognition LLC, who pioneered the field of NDM
  • Esther Martin, Head of Strategic Intelligence, Force Intelligence, West Midlands Police
  • Apollo Robbins, Internationally-known performer, speaker and consultant in human nature


  • The University of Bath
  • The School of Management
  • Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST)
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Sussex
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Visual Analytics for Sense-Making in Criminal Intelligence Analysis (VALCRI)
  • Research Councils UK (RCUK)
  • The M2D (Models to Decisions) Network

Conference proceedings


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