Speaker announcement: Assoc Prof Fiona Fidler

Skepticon 2019 is privileged to have Fiona Fidler speak to us about the replication crisis in the Social Sciences and the role of the repliCATS project for Collaborative Assessment of Trustworthy Science.

Associate Professor Fiona Fidler has a joint appointment in the Schools of BioSciences and the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne.  She is broadly interested in how experts, including scientists, make decisions and change their minds. Her past research has examined how methodological change occurs in different disciplines, including psychology, medicine and ecology, and developed methods for eliciting reliable expert judgements to improve decision making. She originally trained as a psychologist, and maintains a strong interest in psychological methods and statistical controversies. She is a current Australian Research Council Future Fellow focusing on Reproducibility, Replicability and Open Science.