Stephan Lewandowsky

 /></a></p><p>Professor Stephan Lewandowsky is a cognitive scientist in the <a href=School of Psychology and a member of the Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol in the UK.

His research covers a number of issues, among them the role of scepticism in memory updating and the distinction between scepticism and denial; the way in which people process uncertainty surrounding climate change; and the normative implications of scientific uncerainty in the climate system.

He has published over 140 papers, chapters, and scholarly books on how people remember and think, plus several other papers in climate-science journals. His latest book on “computational modeling in cognition” draws together strands from philosophy of science, mathematics, and computer science to illustrate how cognitive scientists can best learn to understand how a complex system such as the mind operates.

He received a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council in 2011 and a Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society in 2013.

He is also an award-winning teacher of statistics.

More biographical detail including a list of all his scholarly publications can be found on his academic homepage at www.cogsciWA.com.