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Dr Brian MacGillivray

Dr Brian MacGillivray

Research Fellow

Email:
macgillivraybh@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2087 6132
Location:
1.07, Sustainable Places Research Institute, 33 Park Place

Dr Brian MacGillivray is a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Places Research Institue. His work looks at formal methods of risk and decision analysis; the use of scientific evidence in public policy-making; psychology and sociology of risk issues.

I am a research fellow at the Sustainable Places Research Institute. I was previously a research fellow at the University of Cambridge, after spells at Delft University of Technology and Lancaster University. My education is in Risk Management (PhD, Cranfield University, 2007), Environmental Science (MSc, Strathclyde University, 2003), and Geography (BSc, Glasgow University, 2001)

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Dr Brian MacGillvray's research interests include formal methods of risk and decision analysis; causal mechanisms and their relationship to context; the use of scientific evidence in public policy-making; psychology and sociology of risk issues.

Most of Brian's work looks at the methodologies of formal risk and decision analysis. Brian is interested in characterising the rules of inference and choice that structure and pervade these methods, and in exploring their implications. Brian is looking at how causal knowledge is encoded in formal models (in environmental and public health domains), and in the difficulties faced in using this sort of knowledge to predict the results of policy interventions. Brian also does some work on the factors that shape the uptake or neglect of scientific knowledge in public policy.