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Professor Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau

PhD MSc BSc
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Management

Room KHBS3012
Department of Management
Faculty of Business and Law
Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB
Kingston University London

Phone:
+44 (0) 208 417 7489 Ext: 67489
G.Vallee-Tourangeau@kingston.ac.uk
dartresearch.org/

Biography

Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau a professor of organisational behaviour, director of research for the department of management at Kingston University Business School and head of the Decision, Attitudes, Risk and Thinking research group. She studied at Paris Ouest University (1998, MSc Social Psychology) and the University of Hertfordshire (2004, PhD) then was a lecturer at the Leeds University Business School (2001-2004) and the University of Toulouse (2004-2009) before joining Kingston University in 2009. Her expertise lies in behavioural sciences and her research focuses on the role played by social, physical and/or mental processes in decision-making, reasoning and uncertainty judgements, both in the lab and in applied settings. Specifically current projects include an investigation of the role of intuitive thinking in probability judgements, an investigation of the role of autonomous drive in healthcare workers' vaccination decisions and vaccination advocacy and an investigation of systemic thinking in risky choice framing effects. Her work has been published in leading psychology journals such as the Journal of Experimental Psychology - General, Psychological Science, Cognition, Memory & Cognition and Acta Psychologica among others. Her research has been funded by the Fyssen foundation (2004), the French National Research Agency (2008), the Leverhulme Trust (2011), and Sanofi-Pasteur (2013).

Expertise

Education and training

2004
PhD in Psychology
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom

1998
MSc in Social Psychology
University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, Nanterre, France

1997
BSc in Psychology 
University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, Nanterre, France

Personal skills

Languages
Mother tongue: French. Other Language: English (proficient user).

Organisational/managerial skills
Funded research project management (setting up mechanisms for overseeing projects, managing project team members, monitoring progress and expenditures against deadlines, completing reports, reconciling budget accounts).

Digital competence
Information processing, communication, content creation, safety, problem-solving (proficient user).

  • Advanced qualitative analysis software (NVivo, Observer XT)
  • Advanced quantitative analysis software (SPSS, R) 
  • Advanced programming software and instruments for behavioural research and online survey design (E-prime, Qualtrics, Eyelink II Eyetracker and SR Research Experiment Builder)

Research Interest(s)

  • Motivation in the workplace; Behavioural change
  • Decision making; Psychology of risk; Risk perception; Intuition 
  • Problem solving; Creativity & innovation
  • Job performance; Daily time management; Procrastination; Personal productivity

Teaching

2016-2017

  • BH6007 - Business Psychology
  • BB7584 - Management Research Project
  • BH7630 - Research Methods and Dissertation

2015-2016

  • BH7630 - Research Methods and Dissertation
  • BB7023 - Dissertation and Research Methods

Experience

January 2016 – Present 

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

  • Director of Research for the Department of Management
  • Head of the Decision, Attitude, Risk and Thinking research group
  • Postgraduate Research Supervisor (PhD, MSc)
  • Consultant in Behavioural Insight and Behavioural Science 

September 2009 – December 2015

Associate Professor (Reader) of Psychology (Sept. 2012 – Dec. 2015); Senior Lecturer in Psychology (Sept. 2009 – Aug. 2012)
Kingston University London, Penrhyn road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE, United Kingdom

  • Principal Investigator on externally funded research grants
  • Postgraduate Research Supervisor (PhD, MSc)
  • Head of the interdisciplinary Group for Decision, Thinking and Risk research
  • Consultant in Behavioural Insight and Behavioural Science 

February 2006 – August 2009

Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology (Maître de Conférence)
University of Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, 5 allées Antonio Machado, 31058 Toulouse Cedex 9, France

September 2001 – January 2006

Lecturer in Decision Sciences
Department of Management, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom Business or sector Higher Education

Research grant awards

  • The role of autonomous drive in vaccination decisions and vaccination advocacy in NHS healthcare workers (Sanofi-Pasteur, 2013, £111,958, PI)
  • Rethinking the role of intuition in probability judgements (Leverhulme Trust Project Grants, 2012-2015, £85,789, PI)
  • Contextual influences and individual differences in rational activities (French National Research Agency, 2008-2011, £113,000, Co-PI)

Consultancy

  • Health-Practitioners' Views on Flu Vaccination and Vaccination Advocacy (HP-Flu) research consultancy project (2016 - 2017)
    Principal investigator involved in a multi-country project aiming to produce a 

    behavioural insight analysis of health practitioners' flu vaccination decisions and engagement with vaccination advocacy.

  • Promoting Vaccination Acceptance (ProVac) research consultancy project (2013-2014) 
  • Principal investigator supervising a research team to design and produce a systematic literature review on the determinants of vaccine uptake.
  • Employees’ Questions on Vaccination (EQoV) research consultancy project (2012 - 2013)
    Principal Investigator in charge of research design, data collection (focus groups and online surveys), data analysis, reporting, and impact evaluation (2012-2013)

Memberships

  • European Association for Decision Making (Executive board member, 2004-2011; Member, 1999–Present)
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making (Member, 2001-Present)
  • Association for Psychological Science (Member, 2006–Present)

Recent Publications

Number of items: 54.

Article

Thomson, Angus, Robinson, Karis and Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle (2016) The 5As: A practical taxonomy for the determinants of vaccine uptake. Vaccine, 34(8), pp. 1018-1024. ISSN (print) 0264-410X

Steffensen, Sune, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic and Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle (2016) Cognitive events in a problem solving task : qualitative methods for investigating interactivity in the 17 animals problem. Journal Of Cognitive Psychology, 28(1), pp. 79-105. ISSN (print) 2044-5911

Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Steffensen, Sune Vork, Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle and Sirota, Miroslav (2016) Insight with hands and things. Acta Psychologica, 170, pp. 195-205. ISSN (print) 0001-6918

Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Sirota, Miroslav and Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle (2016) Interactivity mitigates the impact of working memory depletion on mental arithmetic performance. Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications, 1, ISSN (online) 2365-7464

Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2016) Why the best problem-solvers think with their hands, as well as their heads. The Conversation,

Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle, Sirota, Miroslav, Juanchich, Marie and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2015) Beyond getting the numbers right : what does it mean to be a "successful" Bayesian reasoner? Frontiers in Psychology, 6(712), ISSN (online) 1664-1078

Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle, Abadie, Marlene and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2015) Interactivity fosters Bayesian reasoning without instruction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(3), pp. 581-603. ISSN (print) 0096-3445

Guthrie, Lisa, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle and Howard, Chelsea (2015) Learning and interactivity in solving a transformation problem. Memory & Cognition, 43(5), pp. 723-735. ISSN (print) 0090-502X

Sirota, Miroslav, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle and Juanchich, Marie (2015) On Bayesian problem-solving: Helping Bayesians solve simple Bayesian word problems. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, p. 1141. ISSN (online) 1664-1078 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2014) The spatio-temporal dynamics of systemic thinking. Cybernetics & Human Knowing, 21(1-2), pp. 113-127. ISSN (print) 0907-0877

Juanchich, Marie, Sirota, Miroslav, Karelitz, Tzur M. and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2013) Can membership-functions capture the directionality of verbal probabilities? Thinking & Reasoning, 19(2), pp. 231-247. ISSN (print) 1354-6783

Abadie, Marlene, Villejoubert, Gaelle, Waroquier, Laurent and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2013) The interplay between presentation material and decision mode for complex choice preferences. Journal Of Cognitive Psychology, 25(6), pp. 682-691. ISSN (print) 2044-5911

Villejoubert, Gaelle and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2012) Relevance-driven information search in "pseudodiagnostic" reasoning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(3), pp. 541-552. ISSN (print) 0272-4987

Alison, Laurence, Almond, Louise, Christiansen, Paul, Waring, Sara, Power, Nicola and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2012) When do we believe experts? The power of the unorthodox view. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 30(6), pp. 729-748. ISSN (print) 0735-3936

Villejoubert, Gaelle and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2011) Constructing preferences in the physical world: a distributed cognition perspective on preferences and risky choices. Frontiers in Psychology, 2(302), ISSN (online) 1664-1078

Weller, A., Villejoubert, G. and Vallee-Tourangeau, F. (2011) Interactive insight problem solving. Thinking & Reasoning, 17(4), pp. 424-439. ISSN (print) 1354-6783

Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2011) La resolution de probleme naturalisee. Enfance, 2011(1), pp. 93-116. ISSN (online) 0013-7545

Martinez, Frederic, Le Floch, Valerie, Gaffie, Bernard and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2011) Reports of wins and risk taking: an investigation of the mediating effect of the illusion of control. Journal of Gambling Studies, 27(2), pp. 271-285. ISSN (print) 1050-5350

Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl H. and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2010) Is guilt 'likely' or 'not certain'? Contrast with previous probabilities determines choice of verbal terms. Acta Psychologica, 135(3), pp. 267-277. ISSN (print) 0001-6918

Villejoubert, Gaelle, Almond, Louise and Alison, Laurence (2009) Interpreting claims in offender profiles: the role of probability phrases, base rates and perceived dangerousness. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23(1), pp. 36-54. ISSN (print) 0888-4080

Bonnefon, Jean-Francois, Feeney, Aidan and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) When some is actually all: scalar inferences in face-threatening contexts. Cognition, 112(2), pp. 249-258. ISSN (print) 0010-0277

Villejoubert, Gaelle (2007) Les aides graphiques peuvent-elles nous aider a mieux raisonner avec les probabilites [Can graphical aids help improve probabilistic reasoning?]. Les Annales de la Fondation Fyssen, 22, pp. 32-43. ISSN (print) 0980-157X

Bonnefon, Jean-Francois and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2007) Modus Tollens, Modus Shmollens: contrapositive reasoning and the pragmatics of negation. Thinking & Reasoning, 13(2), pp. 207-222. ISSN (print) 1354-6783

Maule, J. and Villejoubert, G. (2007) What lies beneath: reframing framing effects. Thinking & Reasoning, 13(1), pp. 25-44. ISSN (print) 1354-6783

Bonnefon, Jean-Francois and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2006) Tactful, or doubtful? Expectations of politeness explain the severity bias in the interpretation of probability phrases. Psychological Science, 17(9), pp. 747-751. ISSN (print) 0956-7976

Hilton, Denis, Villejoubert, Gaelle and Bonnefon, Jean-Francois (2005) How to do things with logical expressions: creating collective value through co-ordinated reasoning. Interaction Studies, 6(1), pp. 103-117. ISSN (print) 1572-0373

Villejoubert, Gaelle and Mandel, David R. (2002) The inverse fallacy: an account of deviations from Bayes's theorem and the additivity principle. Memory & Cognition, 30(2), pp. 171-178. ISSN (print) 0090-502X

Book Section

Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic and Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle (2017) Thinking and deciding beyond the brain. In: Galbraith, Niall , Lucas, Erica and Over, David E., (eds.) The thinking mind: a Festschrift for Ken Manktelow. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 40-53. ISBN 9781138937871 (In Press)

Le Floch, Valerie and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2013) Il y a sans doute en fonction des contextes des explications qui paraissent plus "plausibles" que d’autres... [There are undoubtedly, depending on contexts, explanations that seem more "plausible" than others...]. In: Abdellaoui, Sid, (ed.) L’expertise psycholegale: Enjeux, realites et nouvelles perspectives. Paris, France : L'Harmattan. pp. 117-134. ISBN 9782336290843

Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2010) Information relevance in pseudodiagnostic reasoning. In: Ohlsson, S. and Catrambone, R., (eds.) Cognition in flux: proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, U.S.A. : Cognitive Science Society. pp. 1172-1177.

Villejoubert, Gaelle and Le Floch, Valerie (2010) Jugement et prise de decision: etat de l'art et methodes d'aides a la decision en milieu professionnel. [Judgment and decision-making: field overview and decision aids methods in professional settings]. In: Morchain, P. and Somat, A., (eds.) La psychologie sociale: applicabilite et applications. Grenoble, France : Presses Universitaires de Grenoble. pp. 189-214. ISBN 9782753510616

Villejoubert, Gaelle and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2010) The psychology of risk management. In: Boecker, K., (ed.) Rethinking risk measurement and reporting: uncertainty, Bayesian analysis and expert judgement. London, U.K. : Risk Books. ISBN 1906348405

Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) Are representativeness judgments automatic and rapid? The effect of time pressure on the conjunction fallacy. 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. 2980-2985. ISBN 9780976831853

Juanchich, Marie and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) How do speakers choose uncertainty phrases to express guilt probabilities? 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. 2717-2722. ISBN 9780976831853

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

Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle (2016) Levels of engagement with vaccination impacts risk perception and vaccination - decisions in healthcare workers. In: Strategies to increase vaccine acceptance and uptake; 26-28 Sep 2016, Les Pensières, Annecy, France. (Unpublished)

Henderson, Emma, Vallée-Tourangeau, Gaëlle and Vallée-Tourangeau, Frédéric (2016) Touchy thinking: interactivity improves planning. In: Third International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition (CILC2016): the Tactility of Thinking and Talking; 29 Jun – 01 Jul 2016, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic and Ramasubramanian, Madhuri (2016) The description-experience gap in risky choice framing. In: 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI 2016): Recognizing and Representing Events; 10-13 Aug 2016, Philadelphia, U.S.. ISBN 9780991196739

Villejoubert, Gaelle, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic and Abadie, Marlene (2011) Distributed Bayesian reasoning. In: Experimental Psychology Society Meeting; 13 - 15 Apr 2011, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Villejoubert, Gaelle and Weller, Anna (2011) Distributed cognition and insight. In: Experimental Psychology Society Meeting; 13 - 15 Apr 2011, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2010) Information relevance in pseudodiagnostic reasoning. In: Cognition in Flux: 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society; 11 - 14 Aug 2010, Portland, U.S..

Juanchich, Marie, Villejoubert, Gaelle and Mullet, Etienne (2010) The meanings of verbal probabilities. In: Emerging Issues in Business and Law; 22 Jun 2010, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Almond, Louise, Alison, Laurence and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2010) The role of representativeness and cognitive elaboration in judging the probability of a suspect's guilt. In: 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making; 19 - 22 Nov 2010, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) Are representativeness judgments automatic and rapid? In: SPUDM 22 : Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making; 23 - 27 Aug 2009, Rovereto, Italy. (Unpublished)

Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) Are representativeness judgments automatic and rapid? In: British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference; 01 - 03 Sep 2009, Hatfield, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) Are representativeness judgments automatic and rapid? The effect of time pressure on the conjunction fallacy. In: 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society; 29 Jul - 1 Aug 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bonnefon, Jean-Francois and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) Communicating likelihood and managing face: can we say it is probable when we know it to be certain? In: CogSci 2005 XXVII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society; 21 - 23 Jul 2005, Strea, Italy.

Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) Distributed cognition in problem solving. In: British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference; 01 - 03 Sep 2009, Hatfield, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Villejoubert, Gaelle [Speaker], Abadie, Marlene and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2009) Feeding the mind's eye: unconscious deliberation needs visual information. In: LJDM seminar; 4 Nov 2009, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) How do speakers choose uncertainty phrases to express guilt probabilities? In: 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society; 29 Jul - 1 Aug 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Villejoubert, Gaelle and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2009) Les roles des utilities, de la motivation, et de l'information numerique dans le raisonnement pseudo-diagnostique [Utility-driven information search in pseudodiagnostic reasoning]. In: Congres de la SFP : Psychologie at enjeux de societe [Annual Conference of the French Psychological Society]; 17 - 19 Jun 2009, Toulouse, France. (Unpublished)

Juanchich, Marie, Teigen, Karl Halvor and Villejoubert, Gaelle (2009) Verbal probability choice, a story of contrast? In: SPUDM 22 : Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making; 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.

Dataset

Vallee-Tourangeau, Gaelle, Abadie, Marlene and Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic (2016) Interactivity Fosters Bayesian Reasoning without Instruction [Data set and code book]. [Dataset]

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