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Professor Baddeley joins Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee

21 June 2013

Prof Michelle Baddeley

Professor Michelle Baddeley has recently been successful in her application for a public appointment to DEFRA's Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee, for a three year term. The DEFRA Minister for Science and Research, Lord De Mauley, has, with the agreement of the Devolved Administrations, appointed three new members in total.

The Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC) is an expert scientific committee of the Department for Food and Rural Affairs which provides the Secretariat for the committee.  The HSAC is politically independent and provides objective impartial advice from a purely scientific perspective.

Professor Baddeley is currently Chair in Economics and Finance at The School of Construction and Project Management, she is an economist, with an undergraduate degree in psychology, and specialises in behavioural economics drawing on insights from psychology, sociology, neuroscience, anthropology, evolutionary biology, computer science, as well as other disciplines.

Recently, she has worked with neuroscientists and experimental psychologists in unravelling the neural and psychological correlates of economic and financial decision-making, especially in the context of risky choices in an uncertain world. Dr Baddeley is on the advisory board of the Technology Strategy Board’s Knowledge Transfer Network (Financial Services).