Dr Tim Rakow joined the Department of Psychology in 2015. He received his PhD on medical decision making from UCL and, prior to joining King’s, spent 15 years teaching and researching at the University of Essex.
Tim is an expert in judgment and decision making, and is an Associate Editor for the journal Thinking & Reasoning. He is committed to providing students with a high quality educational experience and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Decision making under risk and uncertainty
- Risk communication
- Decisions from experience
- Preference and evaluation
- Clinical decision making
- Optimising patient information for healthcare decisions
Tim is Deputy Director for the BSc Psychology degree, for which he is module coordinator for Research Methods 1 and 2, contributes teaching on decision research to the Year 2 Choices module, and supervises final year research projects. As Deputy Director for BSc Psychology, he has particular responsibility for the transition from school to university, and the large team of Graduate Teaching Assistants who contribute to the programme.
Expertise and Public Engagement:
Tim has experience of developing and testing tools for presenting information about medical treatment to patients and their families. He was part of the team that developed a website to make audit information for children’s heart surgery more accessible, and more easily understood by the public.
Liang, G., Newell, B. R., Rakow, T. & Yechiam, E., 15 Aug 2019, In : Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 26, 4, p. 1411-1417 7 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-019-01594-w
Heard, C. L., Rakow, T. & Foulsham, T., 2018, In : Medical Decision Making. 38, 6, p. 646-657 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/0272989X18785356
Rakow, T. & Skylark, W. J., 2018, The Routledge International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. Ball, L. J. & Thompson, V. A. (eds.). Routledge, p. 451-472 Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Rakow, T., Blackshaw, E., Pagel, C. & Spiegelhalter, D. S., Oct 2018, In : Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 31, 4, p. 547-561 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2073
Heard, C. L., Rakow, T. & Foulsham, T., 29 Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. p. 2174-2179 6 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Conference paper
Ashby, N. J. S., Rakow, T. & Yechiam, E., Nov 2017, In : Judgment And Decision Making. 12, 6, p. 553-562 10 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Heard, C. L., Rakow, T. & Spiegelhalter, D., 2018, In : Applied Cognitive Psychology. 32, 1, p. 81-93 ACP3381. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3381
Pagel, C., Jesper, E., Thomas, J., Blackshaw, E., Rakow, T., Pearson, M. & Spiegelhalter, D. J., Jul 2017, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. p. 342-352 Research output: Contribution to journal - Review article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.11.080
Ashby, N. J. S. & Rakow, T., 2018, In : Journal of Risk Research. 21, 8, p. 1035-1051 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2017.1281334
Wright, R. J., Rakow, T. & Russo, R., Feb 2017, In : Biological Psychology. 123, p. 286-293 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.10.014