Dr Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe
PhD, Fellow HEA
Kingston Business School
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston Upon Thames
- +44 (0)20 841 90000 Ext: 75934
I completed a Licence (BSc) and Master Recherche (MSc) in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toulouse in 2008. I then moved to the University of Birmingham (UK) to complete a PhD funded by the School of Psychology, under supervision of Dr. Sarah Beck (http://www.sarahruthbeck.net). I passed my viva with minor modifications in February 2013, and was awarded my degree in July 2013.
Prior to completing my PhD, I have lectured Psychology at the University of Birmingham, Coventry University and Kingston University, and HRM at Kingston University. I have been appointed as lecturer at Kingston Business School in March 2013. I am a recognized fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2014.
My research can be outlined as a quantitative approach to the social and cognitive factors at play in risk communication and risk perception. Since my M.Sc. dissertation, I have been conducting research on how verbal statements of uncertainty (e.g., It is likely) are used by children and adults to make decisions. For example I have researched how children and adults combine the information of those statements with information they have on speakers' intentions. I have also researched the factors that influence the preference for receiving uncertain information in numerical or verbal format, or how different formats of risk communication can influence attributions of responsibility to speakers.
I am also interested in researching higher education issues: this includes a project on the antecedents of graduate career outcomes and career management and decision making in undergraduate students, and a project on how best to alleviate statistics anxiety in postgraduate students.
For 2016-17, on-campus office hours are on Tuesday, 16:00-18:00. Outside these hours, you can see my availability on Doodle (click here), and request a meeting time that fits both you and me.
- Managing Human Resources and Self-Development (undergraduate level);
- Quantitative research methods elements of Investigating a business issue and the dissertation module (Human Resources Management postgraduate students);
- Undergraduate Diploma in Professional Practice (Placement preparation, Work placement, & Management report modules);
- Managing People and Organisations (Distance Learning MBA);
- Business Psychology (undergraduate level).
I am also the Programme Director for the BSc in Business Management and the BSc in Business Management with Business Experience.
- Developing skills for business leadership, Working with complexity and uncertainty (postgraduate level);
- Starting and developing your career (undergraduate level).
Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl Halvor and Gourdon, Amelie (2013) Top scores are possible, bottom scores are certain (and middle scores are not worth mentioning): A pragmatic view of verbal probabilities. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(3), pp. 345-364. ISSN (online) 1930-2975
Gourdon, Amelie and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) A comparison of children and adults' judgements and decisions based on verbal uncertainty statements. In: Taatgen, N. , van Rijn, H. , Schomaker, L. and Nerbonne, J., (eds.) Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, U.S.A. : Cognitive Science Society. pp. 1121-1126. ISBN 9780976831853
Conference or Workshop Item
Gourdon - Kanhukamwe, Amelie, Juanchich, Marie and Sirota, Miroslav (2016) Effect of a stereotype threat intervention on statistics anxiety. In: Society for the Teaching of Psychology 15th Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT); 21-22 October 2016, Decatur, U.S.. (Unpublished)
Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Amelie (2015) Directionality of probability phrases is not determined by their linguistic head. In: 25th Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making (SPUDM) Conference; 16-20 Aug 2015, Budapest, Hungary. (Unpublished)
Gourdon, Amelie and Beck, Sarah (2013) Children’s interpretation of verbal probabilities: use of directionality and pragmatic cues. In: CogDev 2013. Joint Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Cognitive and Developmental Sections; 04-06 Sep 2013, Reading, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl and Gourdon, Amelie (2011) Effect of internal and external uncertainties in judgments and decision making. In: Communication and Cognition 2011: Manipulation, Persuasion and Deception in Language; 26 - 28 Jan 2011, Neuchatel, Switzerland. (Unpublished)
Gourdon, A. and Beck, S. R. (2011) Overcoming the framing effect when making decisions based on verbal probabilities: Having more time is helpful but not enough. In: Communication and Cognition 2011: Manipulation, persuasion and deception in language; 26 - 28 Jan 2011, Neuchatel, Switzerland. (Unpublished)
Gourdon, Amelie and Beck, Sarah R. (2011) Should the messenger be shot if something wrong happens? Judging responsibility of a speaker giving uncertain statements. In: Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Meeting; 13-15 Apr 2011, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Gourdon, A. and Beck, S. R. (2011) When do we shoot the messenger? Judging responsibility of a speaker who gives uncertain statements. In: 23rd Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making conference; 21 - 25 Aug 2011, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK. (Unpublished)
Gourdon, A. and Beck, S.R. (2010) Costs of thinking about verbal probabilities: is processing directionality easier than processing probabilistic meaning? In: 8th SEPEX Conference (1st Joint Conference of the EPS and SEPEX); 15-17 Apr 2010, Granada, Spain. (Unpublished)
Gourdon, A. and Beck, S.R. (2010) Overcoming the framing effect when making decisions based on verbal probabilities: having more time is necessary but not enough’. In: 18th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP); 25-28 Aug 2010, Bochum-Essen, Germany. (Unpublished)
Juanchich, Marie, Gourdon, Amelie and Teigen, Karl Halvor (2010) Uncertainties. Effects of the communication of personal and impersonal uncertain quantifiers. In: 18th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP); 25-28 Aug 2010, Bochum and Essen, Germany.
Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl Halvor and Gourdon, Amelie (2010) Variants of verbal uncertainty. In: Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) 31st Annual Conference; 20-22 Nov 2010, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S..
Gourdon, Amelie and Beck, Sarah R. (2009) Children's judgements and decisions under verbal uncertainty. In: 22nd Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Conference; 23-27 Aug 2009, Rovereto, Italy. (Unpublished)
Gourdon, Amelie and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) A comparison of children and adults' judgements and decisions based on verbal uncertainty statements. In: 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society; 29 Jul - 1 Aug 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Gourdon, Amélie Nadine Aline (2013) Children’s and adults’ interpretation of communicated probabilities: studies on directionality and preciseness. (PhD thesis), University of Birmingham.