Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

Former CeDEx Members

Since leaving Nottingham, our former PhD students and Post Doctoral Researchers have taken up a wide variety of positions across the globe. 

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Zahra Murad Photo NEW 2018 2

Zahra Murad is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth.  She was a PhD candidate at Nottingham, under the supervision of Professors Chris Starmer and Martin Sefton.  Her thesis was entitled, “Experiments on Confidence Calibration and Decision Making”. 

After graduating in 2015 she worked as a Research Fellow leading the work package on "Behavioral Economics" for a Leverhulme funded project - Delivering Better for Less: Improving Productivity and Motivation in Public Sector at the University of Surrey. She was part of a team establishing the University of Surrey Business and Economics (USBEE) Lab. She then moved to University of Portsmouth in 2017.

Zahra has continued to work with colleagues from CeDEx on a number of ongoing projects - including with former CeDEx members Lingbo Huang, Hande Erkut and Leonie Gerhards. She also continues her work with Chris Starmer and plans to run more experiments at CeDEx. You can find out more about Zahra on her personal website.

“My main research interest is behavioural economics and the economics of decision making. I have looked at how confidence evolves as people receive feedback, how groups and individuals differ in their  confidence beliefs, and how gender biases manifest themselves in labour market situations."


Former CeDEx members and current (or last known) destination


  • Professor Klaus Abbink (Professor of Economics at Monash University)
  • Dr Uzma Afzal (Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Lahore School of Economics)
  • Dr Despoina Alempaki (Research Fellow, Warwick Business School)
  • Dr Antonio Alonso Aréchar (Researcher at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico)
  • Dr Nick Bardsley (Associate Professor in Climate Change Economics, University of Reading)
  • Dr Benjamin Beranek (School of Economics, Missouri State University)
  • Dr Jacinto Braga (Professor Auxiliar in Microeconomia at ISEG - Lisboa School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon)
  • Dr Valeria Burdea (Assistant Professor (non-tenure) at Ludwig Maximillian University (LMU) Munich)
  • Dr Geoffrey Castillo (Senior Researcher at the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics, Austria)
  • Dr Lu Dong (Assistant Professor at Institute for Social and Economic Research, Nanjing Audit University, China)
  • Francesco Fallucchi (Researcher in the Personnel and Behavioural Economics group at Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research)
  • Niall Flynn (University of Innsbruck)
  • Dr Hanna Fromell (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen)
  • Dr Jingcheng (Cindy) Fu (Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore)
  • Jayant Ganguli (now Reader, University of Essex)
  • Dr Saileshsingh Gunessee (Assistant Professor, Nottingham University Business School China)
  • Dr Lingbo Huang (Assistant Professor Nanjing Audit University, Economics Experimental Laboratory)
  • Professor Steve Humphrey (Professor of Mikroökonomik insbes. Informationsökonomik, University of Osnabrück)
  • Dr Priyanka Joshi
  • Mr Ruslan Kabalin (Analyst Programmer at Lancaster University)
  • Dr Esther Kessler (Zurich University of Applied Sciencs (ZHAW) School of Management and Law)
  • Dr Tanvir Khan
  • Dr Felix Kölle (PostDoc at the Chair for Economics: Design and Behavior at the University of Cologne)
  • Dr Xiaojing Kong (NI Financial Controller at Schindler Ltd)
  • Dr Orestis Kopsacheilis (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Economics and Policy Department of the Technical University of Munich)
  • Dr Vasileios Kotsidis (Senior Teaching Associate at the School of Economics at the University of Cambridge, and Teaching Fellow at LSE)
  • Dr Yuki Kumagai (Teaching Associate, University of Bristol)
  • Dr Tom Lane (Assistant Professor in Economics, School of Economics, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China)
  • Dr Jeremy Larner (Assistant Professor in Industrial Economics, Nottingham Business School)
  • Dr Kyeongtae Lee (Economist, Bank of Korea Economic Research Institute)
  • Dr Luis (Alejandro) Lee (Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, US)
  • Dr Xueheng Li (Assistant Professor, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Nanjing Audit University in China
  • Dr Luke Lindsay (Lecturer, University of Exeter)
  • Dr Nikhil Masters (Lecturer, University of Manchester)
  • Professor Friederike Mengel (Professor, University of Essex)
  • Dr Georgia Michailidou (Post Graduate Researcher, Burgundy School of Business at LESSAC)
  • Dr Laurent Muller (Researcher, Grenoble Applied Economic Laboratory)
  • Dr Zahra Murad (Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics & Finance, Portsmouth Business School)
  • Dr Kim Nguyen (Lecturer in Accountancy and Finance at Lincoln International Business School)
  • Dr Jeroen Nieboer (Post-doctoral Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Dr Baboo Nowbutsing (Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Mauritius)
  • Dr Ashira Perera (Assistant Consultant, Oxford Policy Management)
  • Dr Simone Quercia (Temporary Assistant Professor, University of Verona)
  • Dr Maria Ruiz-Martos (Lecturer in Economics, Universidad de Granada)
  • Dr Jesal Sheth (Behavioural Scientist and Policy Advisor for the Banking Standards Board in London) 
  • Dr Ruslan Shichman (Professional Services Consultant at Earnix, Israel)
  • Dr Sergio Sousa (Research Fellow, University of Sao Paulo)
  • Dr Gian Luca Tedeschi (Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Padua)
  • Dr Dennie van Dolder (Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Dr Di Wang (Lecturer, Department of Economics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China)
  • Dr Jörg Weber (Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Exeter)
  • Dr Till Weber (Research Assistant, University College Dublin)
  • Dr Emily Wyman (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Social Sciences, University of Nottingham)
  • Dr Zhixian Yu (Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China Campus)
  • Dr Ping Zhang



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